Poster Sessions - 2018 Research Day

Event Title

Improved Knee Function within 4 Weeks In Elderly Patient with Tennis Leg: A Case Report

Location

Hall of Governors

Start Date

4-6-2018 4:00 PM

End Date

4-6-2018 5:30 PM

Abstract

Background: A general description of common symptoms and impairments related to tennis leg have been presented in the literature. However, little has been written about specific treatment guidelines and possible intervention options in treating cases of tennis leg in elderly populations.

Case Description: A 70-year-old male, retired tennis coach was self-referred to physical therapy for acute knee and calf pain after a quick stop during a recreational tennis match. The pain was preventing him participating in tennis and was bothering him when walking. Examination of the knee did not reveal any abnormal findings beyond slight swelling and loss in knee ROM. Additional examination of the proximal kinetic chain revealed muscular imbalances and strength and ROM deficits in the hip and knee. Seven sessions of physical therapy were provided to target these impairments.

Outcomes: The patient was able to ambulate functional distances and complete activities of daily living (ADL) without pain. He was also able to participate in tennis activities low intensity and volume.

Discussion: This case describes possible intervention strategies to treat impairments resulting from acute tennis leg in active, elderly male patients.

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Improved Knee Function within 4 Weeks In Elderly Patient with Tennis Leg: A Case Report

Hall of Governors

Background: A general description of common symptoms and impairments related to tennis leg have been presented in the literature. However, little has been written about specific treatment guidelines and possible intervention options in treating cases of tennis leg in elderly populations.

Case Description: A 70-year-old male, retired tennis coach was self-referred to physical therapy for acute knee and calf pain after a quick stop during a recreational tennis match. The pain was preventing him participating in tennis and was bothering him when walking. Examination of the knee did not reveal any abnormal findings beyond slight swelling and loss in knee ROM. Additional examination of the proximal kinetic chain revealed muscular imbalances and strength and ROM deficits in the hip and knee. Seven sessions of physical therapy were provided to target these impairments.

Outcomes: The patient was able to ambulate functional distances and complete activities of daily living (ADL) without pain. He was also able to participate in tennis activities low intensity and volume.

Discussion: This case describes possible intervention strategies to treat impairments resulting from acute tennis leg in active, elderly male patients.