THE ELBOW AND ITS SURROUNDING STRUCTURES COMBINE TO FORM A COMPLEX JOINT WHICH IS PRONE TO OVERUSE INJURIES.
AT ORTHOREGEN, OUR AIM IS TO PROVIDE THE APPROPRIATE DIAGNOSIS, THEN COMMENCE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION TO OBTAIN FAST AND LASTING RESULTS.
SYMPTOMS OF ELBOW PAIN
Elbow pain is variable, depending on the underlying cause.
Discomfort that’s worse at the end of the day
Pain on the inside or outside of your elbow
Warmth and Redness
Decreased range of motion
DIAGNOSING YOUR ELBOW PAIN
The complex elbow joint is prone to many conditions causing pain, swelling and a number of other uncomfortable symptoms. Some of the most common conditions we see in our patients are:
The olecranon bursa is located at the back of the elbow and is a small, fluid-filled sac that works as a cushion between the bone and soft tissues. This bursa can be inflamed and irritated causing pain, swelling, warmth and redness on the skin.
Golfer’s elbow causes pain that starts on the inside of the elbow joint and radiates down the forearm. It is due to an injury to the tendons that connect your forearm to the elbow.
Tennis elbow causes pain that starts on the outside of the elbow joint and radiates down the forearm. It is usually caused by an overuse injury. The pain cane be made worse by flexing the elbow while the hand is facing down or when grabbing things with your hand. This condition affects the elbow where the tendons of the muscles that extend your wrist joint insert.
Osteoarthritis causes pain, swelling and reduced range of motion of the elbow joint. It has usually progressed due to an injury to the elbow in the past e.g. fracture, ligament injury.
This occurs when the tendons around your elbow become degenerative or inflamed.
TREATING YOUR ELBOW PAIN
Our main focus is utilising our treatments and rehabilitation programs towards healing the root cause of your injury or condition without the need for surgery. We apply the most up-to-date cutting-edge and innovative therapies to relieve your pain and promote improved function and healing. Our precise, image guided injection treatments together with our non-surgical techniques will focus on treating the underlying cause of your condition.
Unfortunately, the traditional methods of treating musculoskeletal disease and injury are failing patients and we believe you’ll find our comprehensive and caring approach refreshing. We don’t believe in a quick fix, one-size fits all approach. Instead, we treat all the structures involved in your condition and enjoy working with our patients to achieve the best outcomes to help them return to normal function and a healthier lifestyle as quickly as possible.