ElbowPain

Elbow Pain

How many of you struggle everyday with pain in your elbow? The answer to that question would have to be most of us. Whether it is doing household chores such as washing dishes and taking out the trash, or a weekend on the green playing Golf, we use our elbows for everything so when they hurt, it is time to be taken care of. If the pain is not dealt with, it has been our experience that the pain will get much worse before it gets better, especially tennis elbow. But it is also very important to try and diagnose your condition correctly and exactly how and why the elbow pain started in the first place.
There is ultimately two types of pain and it is usually related "to the elbow" and not referred from an internal organ like the shoulder or back. There is Lateral Epicondylitis or "Tennis Elbow" and then Medial Epicondylitis or "Golfers Elbow."
MOST COMMON ELBOW PAIN
1) LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS, (aka Tennis Elbow or Epitrochlear Bursitis) - Often referred to as Tennis Elbow because many of the Tennis players, both novice and veteran players, will injure their elbow playing too much tennis. The stress comes from excessive gripping and using the Extensor Muscles in the forearm too much. This would be of course at the origin of the forearm muscles. These extensor muscles which "extend" the wrist, attach at a very small region of the elbow, namely, the lateral region or the outside of the elbow. When a person is experiencing pain in the lateral region, you can most of the time, pin-point exactly where the pain is because it is over these tendons and fascia from the extensor forearm muscle group. The best way to describe it is...PAIN! You will get inflammation, stiffness and soreness or pain in the lateral side of the upper arm nearest to the elbow. There may be partial tears of the tendon fibers which again connect the muscle to the bone and can be confirmed with an MRI. The tear/s may be at or near where these fibers begin on the outside of the elbow. This a very common theme and if not dealt with, it will be necessary to have corrective surgery, although not always a first step for care or correction.
2) MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS, (aka Golfers Elbow) - Is an inflammatory condition of the medial epicondyle of the elbow, very similar to tennis elbow. This is usually caused by an over exaggerated pronation and flexion of the wrist, similar to what a golfer would do upon swinging the club, hence, Golfers Elbow. The pain comes from the flexor muscles that attach themselves at the origin of the forearm or elbow, just inside the joint. It is also called Pitchers elbow because you stress the same ligaments and tendons. It is painful when it is present but takes time to get to that point and often, the pain will be present for weeks but minimal until one day, the pain gets much worse. Treatment will be the same for this as Lateral Epicondylitis with rest, avoid the things that are causing the pain to surface and then do a lot of ice massage. OTC pain and inflammation meds are always good in the beginning, but not long term. This condition is not that common.
 
Do You Currently Suffer from Any of these Conditions
- Lateral Epicondylits (aka) TENNIS ELBOW
- Medial Epicondylitis (aka) Golfer's Elbow
- Acute/ Chronic Elbow pain
- Elbow Bursitis
- Biceps / Triceps Weakness and Pain
- Forearm Pain
- Radial Nerve PalsyiStock_000023548257_Medium
- Ulnar Neuropathy
- BrachioRadialis Hypertrophy
- Elbow Sensitivity
- Arthritis of the Elbow
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- SPECIALIZED KINESIO-TAPING
- ELBOW STRENGTHENING thru specialized SUPINATION and PRONATION EXERCISES
- DUAL TECHTONIC-PLATE VIBRATION THERAPY
- DEEP MANUAL NMR FLEXOR/EXTENSOR MASSAGE
- TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
- GALVANIC PULSED STIMULATION
- SURFACE NEURO-STIMULATIONS, (STS)
If you are suffering from any one of these conditions or a combination of any together, then you need to call our office and schedule an appointment so we can help you.
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