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elbow pain in Charlotte and Fort Mill


Elbow pain is a physical condition that affects the elbow joint. The pain can result from several sources, such as inflammation of the muscles and tendons surrounding the joint due to repetitive activities or injuries. Compressed nerves, elbow dislocations, and fractures can also cause elbow pain. Elbow pain usually manifests as tingling, numbing, swelling, or bruising, depending on the nature and extent of the pain.

Minor elbow pain usually resolves on its own or after a brief period of rest, but pain that lingers for days or weeks may require intervention by a pain specialist to treat your condition.
At Advanced Sports & Spine, we provide treatment for elbow pain in Charlotte or Fort Mill using regenerative procedures that include non-opioid, non-surgical pain management solutions.

How it Works?

Regenerative Medicine for Elbow Pain

We approach pain management for elbow pain at Advanced Sports & Spine using non-surgical and non-opioid pain management techniques in Charlotte or Fort Mill. Regenerative medicine is an advanced and innovative procedure that uses tissues derived from the patient’s own cells to enhance the body’s self-healing power.

Regenerative medical procedures use stem cell therapy and PRP therapy to trigger self-healing through the regeneration of damaged tendons and ligaments around the elbow joint. Regenerative medicine is highly effective in restoring functionality to injured elbows. Additionally, the procedure is only minimally invasive, so it is a safer alternative to surgery.

Regenerative Medicine - PRP Therapy for the Elbow

Platelets have a high concentration of growth factors which make them useful in regenerative medicine. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves the use of platelets concentrated from the patient’s blood sample to achieve healing of injured elbows and elbow conditions. PRP therapy works effectively for several elbow conditions such as tennis/golfer elbow, bursitis, tendinitis, ulnar nerve irritation, and many other elbow conditions. It is also a safe, effective procedure, and there’s no risk of rejection or unexpected adverse reactions because the patient’s own platelets are used for the injection.

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Stem Cell Therapy for Elbow Pain

Stem cell therapy uses the body’s innate healing properties of regeneration to facilitate the healing of an injured elbow. Compared to traditional treatments that only treat the symptoms, stem cell therapy addresses the root cause of the problems affecting the tendons, ligaments, and cartilage of the elbow and harnesses their regenerative repair.

If you’ve been experiencing elbow pain that refuses to go away after resting or using over-the-counter medications, then you may be a candidate for stem cell therapy. You can expect to benefit from stem cell therapy in the following ways.

  • Stem cell therapy offers faster recovery times and improves your quality of life by allowing your elbows to remain functional without having to face the risks of surgery.
  • We use advanced, state-of-the-art procedures, so the procedure is pain-free with little to no downtime after the procedure.
  • There’s NO RISK of unexpected adverse events. It is only minimally invasive, unlike surgical procedures which pose certain risks such as infection at the surgery site, nerve damage, and even paralysis.
  • Treatment of elbow pain and conditions with stem cell therapy is quick and recovery is fast. Hence, functionality is quickly restored to your elbow so you can return to the things you love as fast as possible.

Who’s a candidate?

Have you been experiencing prolonged joint pain around your elbow? Have you noticed a reduced range of motion around your elbows?

If you’ve been feeling gripping pain that radiates to your forearm when lifting an item, then you need a pain specialist to assess and evaluate your condition, even if treatment with over-the-counter medications fails to relieve your discomfort.

If you feel any of the following symptoms, feel free to contact our office to help you assess your elbow and design a treatment plan that is specific to your condition:

prp therapyChronic or lingering elbow pain

bone marrow stem cellPain that worsens with movement of your arm

adipose derived stem cell therapyTennis/golfer’s elbow from a sports injury

prp therapyOsteoarthritis

bone marrow stem cellSprains or stress fractures of the elbow.

bone marrow stem cellTendinitis

bone marrow stem cellSwelling around the elbow


Steroid Injections With or Without Ultrasound Guidance in Charlotte and Fort Mill
Steroid Injections With or Without Ultrasound Guidance

Effective treatment of elbow pain requires precise targeting of the cause of the pain so appropriate medications can be delivered. Steroid injections often contain anti-inflammatory properties to treat elbow conditions and elbow pain. The procedure can either be with or without ultrasound guidance, depending on the nature and extent of the elbow condition. It can be administered to target the tendon, muscle, or joint to relieve pain and stiffness and restore functionality to your elbow.

Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue (FAST) in Charlotte and Fort Mill
Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue (FAST) Treatment Procedures

The Focused Aspiration of Soft Tissue (FAST) procedure is an innovative minimally invasive treatment designed to address your tendon pain. This procedure is based on advanced technology that combines ultrasound imaging techniques to remove the tendon scar tissue and restore functionality to the elbow so pain can be effectively treated and you can return to your normal lifestyle. Recovery with the FAST procedure is quick, and patients usually return to the things they love within two months.

Peripheral Nerve Block in Charlotte and Fort Mill
Peripheral Nerve Block

A peripheral nerve block is a procedure for blocking pain signals from your elbow. It is a specialized pain management procedure for providing regional analgesia by preventing the transmission of pain signals from the elbow to the Central Nervous System (CNS). It involves precise administration of an anesthetic agent and an anti-inflammatory to the nerves or group or nerves that innervate the elbow joint.

Peripheral nerve block has higher success rates, and fewer side effects than most pain management procedures.  Peripheral nerve blocks are beneficial because they provide targeted pain relief without the side effects that are commonly experienced with general anesthesia. Additionally, a peripheral nerve block is a safer alternative to surgery, and more effective than traditional medications involving OTCs.

Elbow conditions in Charlotte and Fort Mill

Elbow pain is a common complaint that affects many people worldwide. Pain may be caused by inflammation of the bursa, osteoarthritis of the elbow joint, sprains, and lots more. Common elbow conditions include:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Elbow sprains and strains, especially when overused
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

If you feel pain or discomfort around your elbow, you can begin by trying out the following exercises to help relieve your discomfort and restore functionality to your elbow. Here are a few elbow exercises to try:

  • Carpal Tunnel Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Tennis Elbow Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Wrist Tendonitis Rehabilitation Exercises
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis Rehabilitation Exercises
  • Golfer’s Elbow Rehabilitation
Dr. Usman Ahmad and the team at Advanced Sports & Spine in Charlotte

Frequently Asked Questions About Treatments for Elbow Pain


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 pain 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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