Treatment of elbow pain

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    The design of the elbow joint is complex — it permits flexion (bending), extension, and rotation. One result of this complexity is that when pain of the elbow joint occurs, it can be hard to put your finger on the exact kind of motion that causes it.

    In general, the elbow joint is much more resistant to wear and tear than joints in other parts of the body. Nevertheless, painful elbow conditions are most often caused by excessive, repetitive use — many sports and professions require such movements of the arms, the wrists and hands. 

    Three bones come together to form the elbow joint – the humerus or upper arm bone, and the radius and ulna, the two bones that the forearm is made of. Each of these bones is tipped with cartilage, and is held in place with heavy-duty tissue called ligaments. There are tendons that help muscles connect to the bones, as well

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    The most common areas of elbow treatment

    • Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
    • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
    • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
    • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
    • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
    • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
    • Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow
    • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
    • Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Entrapment of the Radial Nerve)

    Surgical treatments for these conditions include:

    • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow
    • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery)
    • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow

    What are the causes of elbow pain?

    When you break a fall with your outstretched arms, the shock to your arms can knock a bone out of place, resulting in a painful, dislocated elbow. It’s also possible to fracture one of the bones that make up the elbow playing a contact sport, or in an accident. Some people believe that it can’t be a fracture if they can move their elbow after such trauma, but this is not necessarily true. If you have elbow injuries that hurt when you move your elbow, you need medical attention. Elbow surgery or other care by an elbow care specialist (surgeon or chiropractor)in Orlando may be called for.

    Torn muscle around an elbow (a strain), or torn ligaments (a sprain) can require the attention of a doctor, as well.

    Wear-and-tear injuries of the elbow are exceedingly common. Moving repetitively in a particular way, day in and day out, say, to swing a racquet, or to lift boxes at work, can cause different kinds of elbow injuries. With bursitis, you inflame the bursae, the cushioning sacs of fluid, around the elbow. You may even experience pain that comes from cubital tunnel syndrome — which is when the radial or ulnar nerves passing along your elbow, become compressed. Elbow pain tends to require timely care at an orthopaedic center near you. 

    What kind of elbow injuries do athletes experience?

    With tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow (which isn’t restricted to tennis or golf players), repeated motion tends to damage the tendons of the elbow, and cause pain. Athletes who practice throwing a ball at high speeds every day can inflame the flexor-pronator tendons of the elbow. They may also experience inflammation or a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament. You may need to see an chiropractor in elbow treatment in Orlando (FL) for these injuries.

    R.I.C.E. therapy (which is short for rest, icing, compression, and elevation), is the elbow treatment plan recommended for many kinds of stress-related pain. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as acetaminophen, steroid injections, laser treatment, or physical therapy, may be advised in other cases.

    Arthritis of the Elbow

    Elbow arthritis is a dangerous illness requiring immediate diagnostics and professional care. It is vital to establish the causes for a successful and effective treatment of elbow arthritis. This way, the malfunction can be completely cured without critical progressing and further consequences.

    In the early stages, conservative medical care is considered to be the most efficient. We are talking about a special diet, exercises and medications. In case of complications, the doctor treating elbow arthritis in the clinic Touch of Health will search for more radical solutions, e.g. surgical operations. We strongly recommend that you do not put your health at risk and seek for medical help at once.

     

    It’s never a good idea to ignore elbow pain. Timely medical attention can make for sound healing. An appointment with an expert orthopaedic elbow surgeon or chiropractor at the orthopaedic medical center at Touch of Health in Orlando (Florida), can be the first step to getting better.Chiropractic care in Orlando is one of the most effective treatments sudden or chronic elbow pain.

    Written by Touch of Health
    Medically reviewed by Roger Walker Posted on February 2, 2021

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    Dr. Mark Biondi was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa. At the age of three, his parents relocated to Merritt Island, so he has spent most of his life on the Space Coast and around Central Florida. He attended Merritt Island High where he developed an early interest in athletic training and sports medicine that would later lead him to pursue a career as a Chiropractic Physician. He attended Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) and the University of Central Florida. He then enrolled at Logan University, College of Chiropractic Medicine, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic degree.

    Dr. Roger A. Walker is a Board-Eligible Orthopedic surgeon. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) College of Engineering. He was a member of the Varsity FAU baseball team and was selected in the Major League baseball draft. While practicing as a professional engineer, he obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from FAU. He then pursued his medical degree at Nova Southeastern University. His orthopedic surgery training was performed at the level one trauma center, Broward Health Medical Center, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He continued his training at Orlando Health Medical Center, completing a fellowship in Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine.

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