Elbow pain is a common medical complaint that occurs as a result of injury around the elbow joint. Certain conditions such as osteoarthritis, a broken arm, tendinitis, sprains, and more may also be responsible for elbow pain.
If you’ve been experiencing elbow pain that refuses to go away with minor exercises, physical therapy, or management with over-the-counter therapy, then you may be a candidate for our advanced non-surgical and non-opioid elbow pain management in Charlotte or Fort Mill. At Advanced Sports & Spine, our approach to pain management is holistic, personalized, and revolutionary.
Elbow injuries refer to damage to the muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the elbow joint. The damage may be in the form of sprains, tendinitis, and possibly sports injuries such as tennis elbow. Tennis elbow occurs due to repetitive movement of the muscles around the forearm which results in pain around the outside of the elbow.
Elbow sprains result from overloading the elbow during normal movements. Tendinitis is an inflammation of the tendons of the elbow joint resulting in stiffness, reduced range of motion, and pain in the outer part or side of the elbow.
Elbow pain may be caused by injuries, wear and tear, tendinitis, an underlying condition, and more.
Commonly called tennis elbow, it can happen to anyone, whether you’re an athlete or not. The most notable cause of lateral epicondylitis is repetitive arm motions which can weaken and possibly wear out and tear the tendons that connect the muscles to the elbow joint.
Common symptoms of tennis elbow include pain, burning, and pain along the outside of the elbow. An accurate diagnosis of lateral epicondylitis may require intervention by a pain specialist. Feel free to schedule an appointment if your pain lingers for a few days.
Medial epicondylitis, commonly called golfer’s elbow, suitcase elbow, or baseball elbow, is not particular to whether or not you’re an athlete. Golfer’s elbow involves pain that radiates from the elbow toward the wrist on the inside of the elbow. The inside part of the elbow which is mostly affected is clinically called the medial side. Golfer’s elbow is caused by the repetitive movement that occurs when you repeatedly bend your wrists and arm. This can also occur when you repeatedly grasp or twist things which causes inflammation of tendons that extend toward your arm.
This condition may manifest as an aching pain in your arms and wrists, a notable reduction in your grip strength, tingling in your hand, and more. Diagnosis of medial epicondylitis requires expert intervention to assess your condition by examining your arm, wrist, and elbow for the possibility of medial epicondylitis.
The olecranon is that pointy bone in your elbow. The olecranon bursa is the fluid-filled sac that is located around the bony tip of the elbow. These fluid-filled sacs basically function to act as a cushion between bones and other soft tissues.
However, under extreme pressure, trauma, and other conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, they can get inflamed or even infected through open wounds around the elbow. This causes pain, swelling, redness, and warmth. It is important to consult with a pain specialist to accurately diagnose your condition for proper assessment and treatment if you experience these symptoms around your elbow.
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that results in gradual wear and tear of the elbow joints. It causes severe joint pain and stiffness which worsen over time even despite the use of anti-inflammatory medications. Effective management of osteoarthritis of the elbow requires advanced treatment such as regenerative medicine. We treat osteoarthritis of elbow pain using advanced non-surgical, non-opioid pain management. Feel free to book a consultation today!
Triceps tendonitis is an elbow condition that is caused by inflammation of the tendon that connects the muscle on the back of the arm (known as the tricep) to the elbow bone. Triceps tendonitis is usually caused by repetitive activities that overwork the elbow. Hence, physical activities such as hammering, throwing a baseball, doing bench presses, and more are typical causes of triceps tendonitis.
These conditions are usually caused by repetitive movements that hurt the elbow and result in swelling, injury, stiffness, and pain around the elbow joint. They may be work-related, and the conditions can affect the forearm, wrist, and even the hands. If your elbow pain persists for days or after taking over-the-counter medications, then you may be a good candidate for our advanced non-surgical, non-opioid pain management. Feel free to book a consultation today!
Cubital tunnel syndrome is an elbow condition that occurs as a result of pressure or overstretching of the ulnar nerve. This causes numbness, inflammation, and irritation on the inside of the elbow. Symptoms usually manifest as pain, tingling, and weakness in the ring and small fingers.
We offer several different options for treating elbow pain at our pain management center in Charlotte or Fort Mill. We treat elbow pain using regenerative medical procedures such as PRP therapy and stem cell therapy. We also utilize innovative treatment methods such as steroid injections, Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue (FAST) procedure, nerve blocks, and other revolutionary procedures for alleviating or eliminating elbow pain.
Exercises are a great way to strengthen and support your elbow and restore its mobility. A combination of exercises and treatments may be necessary to fully restore functionality to your elbow and eliminate pain.
We recommend that you discuss your exercise plans and choices with your doctor before you start them on your own to avoid further damage to your elbow.
A simple rule of thumb is to avoid exercises that worsen your pain. Our experts can assess the cause of your elbow pain and recommend the appropriate exercises and treatments that are suitable for your elbow condition.
Most cases of elbow pain usually resolve on their own after a short time. However, elbow pain that lingers for weeks requires appropriate medical assessment. Untreated elbow pain may affect a person’s quality of life and overall well-being, so it is always a good option to check with a pain specialist for appropriate therapy. A pain specialist like Dr. Ahmad can assess your pain, evaluate your symptoms, and help you prepare a treatment plan that will provide you immediate relief and restore functionality to your elbow.
Elbow pain is caused by several factors that may manifest from mild to severe cases of pain. Depending on the cause of the pain and level of discomfort, mild cases can resolve with rest or with just simple exercises. However, more serious cases may require intervention by a pain specialist. It is difficult to tell if an elbow condition will resolve on its own or not, so it is advisable to consult with a pain specialist to evaluate your symptoms for the next steps.
It is usually difficult to tell if elbow pain is serious or not at the initial onset. However, elbow pain that lingers and refuses to go away after rest, over-the-counter pain relief, or treatment with ice or heat therapy may be a severe case of elbow pain. If you feel this way, it is the right time to contact a pain specialist to evaluate your symptoms, determine the source, and design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs.
The elbow is a stable hinge joint in the body. However, it is prone to wear, tear, and injuries.
A great way to keep your elbows healthy is to protect your joints by strengthening them through exercising, stretching, and not overstressing your joints. Exercise regularly to maintain your elbow mobility, stability, and functionality.
The duration of discomfort from elbow pain varies depending on the cause of the pain. Mild cases usually resolve on their own. Acute pains involving minor injuries may resolve after some days or a couple of weeks. More severe cases usually require medical interventions by pain specialists to relieve your pain.
Our experts may recommend treatments, physical therapy in the form of exercises, and possible lifestyle changes that may relieve discomfort once the source of the pain has been determined.
Finding the right effective treatment for elbow pain requires determining the cause of the pain. Schedule an appointment for an evaluation with one of our experts. Once the root of your pain is known, we can devise a custom treatment plan to relieve your elbow pain.
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