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Are you frustrated with your Elbow pain that is not getting better? Are you experiencing Elbow discomfort while carrying objects, do some typing, or playing golf? You are in the right place! We will definitely be able to help with our innovative and non-invasive (non-surgical) form of treatment. Get your elbow check today.
Elbow pain can be caused by a variety of problems. A common cause in adults is tendinitis, an inflammation and injury to the tendons — soft tissues that attach muscle to bone.
Most elbow pain results from overuse injuries; many sports, hobbies and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. Elbow pain may occasionally be due to arthritis, but in general, your elbow joint is much less prone to wear-and-tear damage than are many other joints.
Some common elbow pain are:
- LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS (TENNIS ELBOW) – Tennis elbow is characterized by soreness or pain on the outside of the upper arm near the elbow. There may be a partial tear of the tendon fibers which joins the muscle to bone near their point of origin on the outside of the elbow.
- MEDIAL EPICONDYLITIS (GOLFER’S ELBOW) – Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is similar to its counterpart, tennis elbow. The primary differences between these conditions are the location of the pain and the activity that leads to injury.
- OLECRANON BURSITIS – Elbow bursitis, also called olecranon bursitis, causes fluid to collect in a sac that lies behind the elbow, called the olecranon bursa
- CUBITAL TUNNEL SYNDROME – Nerve compression syndromes cause symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness. Nerves can become pinched for a variety of reasons
- ULNAR NERVE NEURITIS – Ulnar nerve neuritis begins with a little bit of tingling in the little and ring fingers especially when placing the elbow on arm rests in cars or on a chair.
Some of the symptoms of elbow pain include:
- Pain in the elbow joint, especially when straightening the arm
- Dull ache when at rest
- Pain when making a fist (medial epicondylitis)
- Pain when opening the fingers (lateral epicondylitis)
- Soreness around the affected elbow bump
- Weak grip
- Difficulties and pain when trying to grasp objects, especially with the arm stretched out.
Call us right away if you have:
- Severe pain, swelling and bruising around the joint
- Trouble moving your elbow normally, using your arm or turning your arm from palm up to palm down and vice versa
- An obvious deformity in your elbow
- A protruding bone
Treatment for elbow pain
- Shockwave therapy
- Platelet rich plasma therapy
- Fibreglass cast
- Elbow Aspiration
- Surgery for serious elbow injury
Orthopaedic Specialist Major in Elbow Treatment
Dr Kevin Yip, Orthopaedic & Elbow Specialist