Elbow Pain Types of Diagnoses and Conditions
At Kennedy Health, we diagnose and treat various elbow pain conditions, including:
Lateral epicondylitis is characterized by pain on the outer side of the elbow and forearm, often worsened with gripping or lifting activities.
Inflamed bursae around the elbow joint can lead to swelling, tenderness, and limited mobility.
Medial epicondylitis causes pain on the inner side of the elbow and forearm, particularly aggravated by gripping, flexing, or pronating the wrist.
Inflammation or irritation of the tendons in the elbow, such as triceps or biceps tendonitis, can cause localized pain and discomfort.
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:
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain medications, or corticosteroids may be prescribed to manage pain, reduce inflammation, and improve elbow function.
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.
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.
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.