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Elbow Pain

Pain Medicine & Physical Rehabilitation Specialists located in Orange, CA

Elbow Pain
Elbow Pain services offered in Orange, CA

Elbow pain and problems are not restricted to one medical condition. Different conditions manifest through elbow pain and other related symptoms. Most cases of elbow pain will improve on their own or with simple self-help treatments but in serious cases, you should visit us and our team at InnovateMed Medical Group located in Orange, California  use a comprehensive and individualized strategy to treat the problem and ensure a quick recovery.

Elbow Pain Q&A

Soft tissues like tendons that have been strained or irritated can cause elbow pain. The pain can vary from having trouble opening the door to just bending your elbow. If you engage in repetitive motion labor or are an athlete, wear and tear injuries are to be expected. The majority of elbow discomfort is brought on by overuse, such as from exercises that focus primarily on your elbows, and it occasionally results from arthritis.

Different types of elbow disorders

  • Medial epicondylitis
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dislocation or fracture of the elbow
  • Ligament strains and sprains
  • Osteochondritis dissecans

Causes of elbow pain

Some of the circumstances that may contribute to elbow injuries include:

  • a lack of forearm muscular strength or flexibility
  • insufficient shoulder muscle strength
  • instability of the elbow joint
  • an improper technique or gear when playing sports, notably tennis and golf, which causes the elbow joint to be overly stressed
  • repeated movements of  the arms and hands
  • continuously heavy load on the muscles and joints
  • neck symptoms or nerve irritation

Other causes of elbow pain include:

  • Broken arm
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Sprains
  • Stress fractures
  • Tendinitis
  • Throwing injuries
  • Trapped nerves

Conditions that could cause Elbow pain include:

  • Bursitis
  • Tennis elbow & golfer’s elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Gout
  • Lupus
  • Lyme disease

If you have pain due to these conditions, you can receive help with our comprehensive care plan and services to help speed your recovery and help rejuvenate your whole body.

Symptoms of elbow pain

  • Dull ache when resting
  • Difficulties and pain when grasping objects
  • Pain when making a fist or opening the fingers
  • Soreness around the elbow bump
  • Weak grip

How are elbow disorders treated?

Your treatment options include the following:

  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Physical therapy
  • Braces or immobilization
  • Steroid injections

Treatments provided by RMG

RMG provides the following:

  •  PRP, prolotherapy, and other injections to help the affected area.
  • Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for conditions like tendonitis, which  involves:
  • Soft-tissue stretching (fascial release).
  • Localized isometric contraction-relaxation (muscle energy).
  • Positional or facilitative relaxation (counter strain and balanced ligamentous tension).
  • Gentle techniques to balance motion in the skull (cranial osteopathy).
  • IV infusion therapies involve a combination of vitamins, minerals, and nutrition, which help boost the immune system and lessen pain and inflammation.
  • Physical rehabilitation in cases that need it, such as fracture, subluxation, or complete dislocation.