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Are you having a difficult time gripping the door knob, or turning the key to start your car without your elbow hurting? Are you having difficulty picking up a laundry basket or even a gallon of milk due to elbow pain? Elbow pain usually isn’t serious but the pain can limit your use in so many ways affecting your activities of daily living.
“The majority of patients diagnosed with “tennis elbow” don’t play tennis.”
Causes of Elbow Pain
Elbow pain can be caused by a variety of problems and a common cause in adults is called tendonitis, either on the inside of the elbow or the outside of the elbow. Pain on the outside of the elbow (on the side of the thumb) is sometimes called tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and pain on the inside of the elbow (on the side of the pinky finger) is sometimes called golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis).
Other more serious problem that can cause elbow pain is ulnar nerve entrapment. This occurs when the ulnar nerve in the arm becomes compressed or irritated causing pain in the inside of the elbow; sometimes causing tingling and numbness down to the ring and pinky finger.
Children that have been pulled up by their arm stretching apart the bones at the elbow can cause an elbow subluxation or partial dislocation. When this occurs the ligaments that support the elbow can become trapped when the elbow snaps back together and is referred to as “nursemaid’s elbow”.
Treating and Managing Your Elbow Pain
The treatment for elbow pain will depend on the cause of the pain which can be determined by a thorough evaluation from a physical therapist. Treatment can consist of manual physical therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, application of cold modalities, and modifying activities.
Let N-Balance Physical Therapy help restore normal movement and get you on the right path of becoming pain free.
You will be seen by the same therapist throughout your treatment.
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N-Balance Physical TherapyTreats the root cause to resolve the pain.
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We help people who suffer from pain become more active without the need for pain medication using natural treatment techniques.
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