Elbow Pain Treatment Specialist in Frisco, TX and Denton, TX
Elbow pain is usually caused due to strained or irritated frequently soft tissues which include tendons and ligaments. Usually, sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, and bursitis cause elbow pain. A board-certified pain doctor Dr. Mohan provides elbow pain treatment at Pain Specialists of Frisco. While many cases of elbow pain go away on their own there are more serious instances, such as a severe injury or an underlying condition, which will require treatment to heal. Treatment for elbow pain includes exercise, massage, pain-relieving medication, and surgery. For more information, contact us today to learn more or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Frisco, TX, and Denton, TX.
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How do you treat elbow pain?
How do I know if my elbow pain is serious?
What disease causes elbow pain?
How do you get rid of elbow pain?
The most common cause of elbow pain is very simple and resolves within a few days. Tendons and muscles are usually affected by strained or inflamed soft tissues. Most people can treat this pain themselves with over-the-counter painkillers and a few days of rest, and they don’t need to see a doctor.
The muscles around your elbow will weaken if you don’t move for too long, which increases the chances of further symptoms. It is possible to reduce the risk of future problems by performing simple exercises. It is possible to develop arthritis in the elbow over a long period of time.
Other treatments and therapies may be recommended by your doctor if you have a more complex or persistent problem. What treatment is appropriate will depend on the nature and extent of your elbow pain.
When you’re doing certain activities that aggravate certain conditions, such as tennis elbow, a splint can ease the strain. Your doctor may recommend steroid injections if you are in severe pain. After a few hours, the pain can become worse, but then it usually goes away. It may be helpful to undergo physiotherapy to build up the strength in your elbow and prevent the condition from returning. Tennis and golfer’s elbows are being treated with a technique called platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
Most elbow pain cases will go away on their own or with simple self-help treatments. In case you don’t feel better after two weeks of taking painkillers and resting your elbow, and you haven’t been injured or infected, you should see a doctor. In addition, if you feel tingling, numbness, or weakness in an arm or hand you should seek treatment.
In the event of severe arm pain, swelling, fever, heat, and redness, you may need emergency medical treatment. Infection can sometimes be indicated by these symptoms. If you think you’ve fractured your elbow, you’ll likely need emergency treatment after suffering an obvious injury such as a fall or direct impact to the elbow. The most common symptoms of a fracture are pain, bruising, and swelling.
It is most likely that elbow pain is caused by strained or inflamed soft tissues, such as tendons or ligaments. It usually gets better after a few days if you take care of yourself at home. There are times however, when elbow pain is caused by a medical condition.
There are a number of things that can cause stiffness in your elbow, such as arthritis. There are a number of types of arthritis, and it is characterized by pain and swelling in the joints.
A stiff elbow joint can be caused by problems with muscles, ligaments, or the covering of the joint. It is possible for soft tissue to form scar tissue after an injury or an operation. The elbow can become stiff as a result of this.
It is possible for the elbow to lock in a fixed position occasionally. In most cases, this is a temporary symptom caused by a loose piece of cartilage or bone in the joint. As part of the surgical procedure, it may be necessary to wash out the loose fragments.
How you get rid of elbow pain will depend on the specific nature of the cause as well as the severity of the pain being experienced. While many cases of elbow pain go away on their own there are more serious instances, such as a severe injury or an underlying condition, which will require treatment to heal. In instances such as those care is available at Pain Specialists of Frisco.
Elbow treatment specialists are available at Pain Specialists of Frisco. For more information, contact us today to learn more or request an appointment online. We have convenient locations in Frisco, TX, and Denton, TX. We serve patients from Frisco, TX Denton, TX McKinney, TX Plano, TX Allen, TX Dallas, TX Fortworth, TX Corinth, TX Highland Village, TX Little Elm, TX Celina, TX The Colony, TX Prosper, TX, and surrounding areas.
Elbow is a complex articulation where your arm bone (Humerus) meets your forearm bones( Radius and Ulna).
This is a common site for tendonitis and ligament injuries as well.
Examples include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, ulnar collateral ligament injury.
Rarely the ulnar nerve could get trapped in the cubital tunnel leading to symptoms as well.
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