Elbow & Upper Arm Pain Treatment in Atlanta, Georgia

Tennis elbow, elbow and upper arm pain, and other elbow pains affect one in three people in the United States over their lifetime–including those who do not engage in sports. Arm pain is also a concern for about 37% of the American population, impacting both short-term and long-term health and leading to a lower quality of life.
For those in Georgia dealing with elbow or arm pain, Atlanta Innovative Medicine (AIM) provides various treatment options, personalized to each patient.

Understanding Elbow Pain

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Elbow pain can affect anyone, and it can have many causes. This pain can involve different areas of the elbow as well, including the following:
  • Bursae
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Elbow ligaments
  • Bones in the arm
The treatment that an arm pain doctor will recommend depends on the exact cause of the pain.

Conditions That Cause Elbow Pain

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

One of the most common causes of elbow pain is lateral epicondylitis, also called tennis elbow. Tennis elbow affects the tendons on the outside of the elbow and can develop in anyone who performs certain repetitive motions
The symptoms of tennis elbow usually involve feeling pain and a burning sensation on the outside of the elbow. Gripping can also be more difficult.

Golfer’s Elbow

Another cause of elbow pain is medial epicondylitis, or golfer’s elbow. Golfer’s elbow can result from repetitive hand motions like throwing a baseball or swinging a hammer. It usually presents with pain on the inside of the elbow, with wrist movements triggering the pain.

Olecranon Bursitis

Olecranon bursitis is another cause of elbow pain. This condition is also called student’s elbow. It affects the small sacs filled with fluid that help protect joints, or the bursae.
You can develop olecranon bursitis if you received a blow to the elbow, if you had an infection, if you leaned on your elbow for a long time, or if you have arthritis. The symptoms can include difficulty moving your elbow, swelling, and pain.

Peripheral Neuralgia

Peripheral neuralgia is a condition that affects the peripheral nervous system. It is a painful condition that can occur as a result of trauma, surgery, or disease.

Bicep Tendonitis

Bicep tendonitis, an inflammation of the tendons that connect your biceps to your shoulder, can also cause elbow pain. Repetitive motions can cause this condition and it can lead to tearing if not treated.
To get started, call 770.416.9995 today and learn more or schedule an appointment.

Elbow Treatment

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The cause of your pain will impact the treatment that our elbow pain specialists recommend.
At AIM, we offer non-surgical options that treat the underlying cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Some of the treatment options we offer include:
  • Arm braces
  • PRP therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Cold compresses
  • Electrode therapy
  • Anti-nflammatory medication
  • Prolozone therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
  • Stem cell therapy
One of the most trusted therapeutic options we offer is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. PRP treatment for elbow pain is particularly helpful for tennis elbow and other conditions that affect the ligaments, tendons, and other tissues.
When you get injured, your body sends platelets to the area to jumpstart the healing process. Platelet-rich plasma therapy involves taking a sample of your blood and separating its components, concentrating the platelets. We then inject the PRP into the injured area to promote faster healing.
If you have elbow pain that makes it difficult to get through your day, call our elbow pain doctors now at  770.416.9995

Understanding Arm Pain

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Arm pain is pain or discomfort that you feel anywhere throughout your arm. Some of the symptoms of arm pain can include the following:
  • Stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Shooting pains
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Trouble gripping objects
The symptoms can range from mild to severe depending on the cause of the condition

Conditions That Cause Arm Pain

At AIM, our arm pain specialists see numerous conditions that can cause pain in your arms.

Pinched Nerves

Pinched nerves are a common problem. A pinched nerve can happen when bones, muscles, tendons, or other tissues put too much pressure on the nerve. Symptoms include tingling, muscle weakness, and shooting pain.


Tendonitis is another condition that can cause arm pain. Tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendons, and it can be mild to severe. Our AIM arm pain doctors often see tendonitis presenting with mild swelling, tenderness, and aching.


Sprains are another cause of arm pain. A sprain occurs when you stretch or tear a tendon or ligament. Symptoms can include limited joint mobility, bruising, and swelling.
If you are experiencing any of these or another type of arm pain, call our arm pain treatment center at  770.416.9995 

Treatment for Arm Pain

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At Atlanta Innovative Medicine, we typically turn to minimally invasive treatment options for arm pain. We offer these options:
  • Arm brace
  • PRP therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Cold compresses
  • Electrode therapy
  • Anti-nflammatory medication
  • Prolozone therapy
  • Shockwave therapy
Platelet-rich plasma is often an effective treatment option we offer at Atlanta Innovative Medicine. Arm PRP therapy involves harnessing your body’s natural healing powers and concentrating them in the injured area.
To administer PRP therapy, we take a sample of your blood and then separate the components. Once we have a concentration of platelets, we inject them into the area of your arm that suffered damage and allow the healing process to begin.
This type of regenerative medicine treats the underlying cause of your arm pain instead of just managing the symptoms you feel.
If you struggle with arm pain, contact AIM now at 770.416.9995 to schedule your appointment with our specialists.

Personalized Elbow and Arm Pain Therapy

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Constant elbow or arm pain can make it difficult for you to enjoy doing the things you love.
Many times, people fear reaching out for treatment because they think that surgery is the only therapy that can offer relief.
At AIM, we offer personalized treatment for arm pain and elbow pain, allowing you to get relief without undergoing surgical procedures.
If you are experiencing arm or elbow pain that is affecting your life, don’t wait any longer.
Call our clinic now at 770.416.9995 to schedule your appointment or learn more.

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