Elbow and arm pain affects more than just athletes like tennis players and weightlifters. It can make life and work difficult for those employed in many different professions—from plumbing, painting and carpentry to food service, medicine or any job that involves working on a computer.
Whether your pain is due to recreational or occupational activities, we are here to help you find answers—and more importantly, the right treatment.
Conditions and causes
We can treat the following elbow and arm conditions:
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)—Inflammation of the tendon that connects the muscles of the forearm to the elbow. It is caused by specific repetitive motions of the wrist and arm.
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)—Inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles from the forearm to the elbow. It is caused by specific repetitive motions by the arm and wrist and placing stress on the forearm.
- Peripheral neuralgia—Painful condition caused by the damage to the peripheral nervous system. Nerve damage can be caused by disease, trauma and surgery.
- Inflammation of the biceps tendon at the elbow—Inflammation of a part of the tendon that connects the bicep muscle to the radius bone at the elbow. The tendon can become inflamed during certain physical activities, such as rowing and weightlifting. In some cases, the distal tendon may rupture.
As specialists in nonsurgical orthopedics, we aim to help you manage the pain of your specific condition so you can enjoy a higher quality of life. We carefully assess joint and spine conditions and provide a customized form of treatment in order to manage and potentially eliminate the pain you are experiencing.
Depending on the type and severity of the condition, we may recommend the following forms of treatment:
- Rest and ice application
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Stretching exercises
- Arm brace or wrist splint
- Physical therapy / massage
- Electrode therapy
- Steroid or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection
For individuals who are suffering from inflammation of the biceps tendon due to a ruptured distal tendon, surgery may be required, and we can refer you as needed. Our medical team includes sports medicine doctors, orthopedic pain experts and chiropractors who are experienced in treating elbow and arm conditions without surgery.
You should not have to be limited by pain in order to enjoy the recreational activities you once enjoyed or to simply perform your job duties. We welcome the chance to help you find relief and a return to the life you love.