Elbow Pain

Are you experiencing elbow pain that limits your mobility and affects your daily activities?

At Kennedy Health, we specialize in providing comprehensive elbow pain relief, helping you overcome discomfort and regain optimal function. Our experienced medical professionals are dedicated to diagnosing and treating various causes of elbow pain, ensuring personalized care and effective relief.

Pain Mamagement & Causes of Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can have various underlying causes, including:

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Repetitive motions, such as swinging a tennis racket or using a screwdriver, can strain the tendons on the outside of the elbow, leading to inflammation, pain, and tenderness.

Elbow Bursitis

Inflammation of the bursae, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles around the elbow joint, can cause swelling, pain, and limited range of motion.

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Activities involving repetitive wrist flexion and forearm rotation, like golfing or swinging a baseball bat, can strain the tendons on the inside of the elbow, resulting in pain and tenderness.

Elbow Arthritis

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis can cause chronic elbow pain, stiffness, and inflammation due to cartilage degeneration or autoimmune responses.


Elbow Pain Types of Diagnoses and Conditions

At Kennedy Health, we diagnose and treat various elbow pain conditions, including:


Tennis Elbow

Lateral epicondylitis is characterized by pain on the outer side of the elbow and forearm, often worsened with gripping or lifting activities.


Elbow Bursitis

Inflamed bursae around the elbow joint can lead to swelling, tenderness, and limited mobility.


Golfer's Elbow

Medial epicondylitis causes pain on the inner side of the elbow and forearm, particularly aggravated by gripping, flexing, or pronating the wrist.


Elbow Tendonitis

Inflammation or irritation of the tendons in the elbow, such as triceps or biceps tendonitis, can cause localized pain and discomfort.

Contact Info

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(302) 476-2978

Office Location

6 Sharpley Road
Wilmington, DE 19803 


Office Hours

Mon-Thurs : 9am - 6:30pm
Fri : Specialty Procedures
Sat-Sun: Closed

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Pain Management Symptoms Associated with Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can present various symptoms, including:

Pain and Discomfort

Persistent or intermittent elbow pain, ranging from dull aches to sharp, stabbing sensations, often worsened with movement or specific activities.

Tenderness and Swelling

Increased sensitivity to touch around the affected area, accompanied by visible swelling or inflammation.

Limited Range of Motion

Difficulty fully extending or flexing the elbow, reduced grip strength, or a feeling of elbow stiffness.

Weakness or Instability

Reduced strength in the elbow joint or a sense of instability during activities involving forearm movement or gripping.

Pain Management Treatment Options

At Kennedy Health, we offer a range of treatment options to effectively manage elbow pain:

Medication Management

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain medications, or corticosteroids may be prescribed to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and improve elbow function.

Physical Therapy

Our experienced physical therapists design personalized exercise programs to improve elbow strength, flexibility, and stability, reducing pain and enhancing mobility.

Elbow Bracing or Splinting

Braces or splints can provide support and immobilization to relieve stress on the affected tendons or joints and promote healing.

Lifestyle Modifications

Our medical professionals provide guidance on modifying activities, ergonomic adjustments, and techniques to avoid repetitive stress on the elbow joint.


Intra-articular injections, such as corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid, may be recommended to provide localized pain relief, reduce inflammation, and improve joint function.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

ESWT utilizes high-energy sound waves to stimulate healing and reduce pain in chronic cases of tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.

Surgical Intervention

In severe cases where conservative treatments are ineffective, surgical options, such as tendon repair, debridement, or joint replacement, may be considered to alleviate pain and restore function.

Our medical professionals will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a review of your medical history and diagnostic tests (such as X-rays, MRI, or ultrasound), to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific type and severity of elbow pain. We prioritize personalized care and work closely with you to develop a comprehensive approach to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

Take the first step toward effective elbow pain relief. Contact Kennedy Health today to schedule a consultation and explore the treatment options available to help you find relief, regain mobility, and embrace an active lifestyle. Trust our expertise and commitment to your well-being as we guide you on the path to a healthier, more comfortable future.