Elbow Pain Treatment in South Florida
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Treating Elbow pain with Chiropractic Care
Elbow pain can have a significant impact on a person’s capacity to function and enjoy even the simplest things in life. There are many potential causes of elbow pain ranging from an injury sustained in a car accident or repetitive motion through playing sports or manual labor to underlying medical conditions. Whatever the cause, if the pain in your elbow is bringing you down, you need to take action as soon as possible.
Here at Icon Medical Centers we are proud to have a team of physicians and therapists with years of experience treating pain and injuries, including elbow joint pain. Call our office nearest to you to arrange an appointment with one of our practitioners to begin your treatment.
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Elbow and forearm pain is often caused by overuse through playing sports or making repetitive movements with the hand, wrist or arm. Elbow pain can also be caused by rheumatoid arthritis, although the elbow is generally less prone to wear and tear than other joints in the body.
Other causes of elbow pain include:
- Dislocated elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Bursitis (joint inflammation)
- Fractured or broken bone
- Tennis elbow pain
- Trapped nerves
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sprains and strains after physical activity
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
To relieve elbow pain, the doctor will need to find out what is causing the pain by carrying out a physical assessment and asking you questions about your pain and tenderness. For example, they will need to understand whether the elbow nerve pain has started suddenly or worsened gradually, which movements are most painful, and if you have any other symptoms which could be related. At Icon Medical Centers, we will then conduct X-rays, MRI and CT scans to look at the bones and soft tissue for signs of damage.
Sharp pain in the elbow can significantly restrict our movement, prevent us from carrying out simple everyday tasks and even stop us from being able to work. Elbow pain can be sharp and piercing, sore, tight or dull and throbbing. If you are living with elbow pain which is lowering your quality of life, you don’t need to put up with it any longer. Contact Icon Medical Centers today for a consultation with our team of medical experts who can diagnose your condition and design a treatment plan to help you get back to living a pain-free life.
Each case of elbow pain will require an assessment and a tailored treatment program, which will be recommended by our team of doctors and therapists. A common and effective treatment for elbow pain is physical therapy. Physical therapy is intended to increase range of motion, strengthen muscles, and enable them to repair themselves. In addition to sessions with your physical therapist, you may be given exercises to complete at home to further reduce pain. You may also need to make changes in your lifestyle to improve your health generally as this may lower your risk of becoming injured again in the future.
Additional treatment options that have been effective for our patients with elbow pain include chiropractic treatment and massage therapy.
Our team of medical professionals is committed to ensuring that you remain pain-free even after you’ve finished your treatment at Icon Medical Centers. We often prescribe a home exercise program for our patients including physical therapy exercises and arm and hand stretching techniques.
While you are in recovery for your elbow injury, your doctor may prescribe some pain medication to relieve your discomfort so you can enjoy life and help you to participate more fully in any physical therapy you are undergoing. The most common medications for elbow pain are anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen and muscle relaxants. In some cases, steroid injections or trigger point injections may also be used.
Trigger point injections involve identifying knots in the muscle fiber which are causing you pain and injecting a small amount of anesthetic (and sometimes steroids) into the muscle to reduce swelling. It takes just a few minutes and can be very effective in relieving pain in the muscles and tendons.
In some severe cases, elbow surgery may be the best treatment option for your elbow pain. Your Miami doctor at Icon Medical Centers will discuss all of the surgical options with you and recommend the best course of action for your condition.
With our expert advice, compassionate care and consistent support, the team at Icon Medical Centers can help you take control of your pain and get your life back to full speed.
Our experienced physicians and therapists are changing the lives of people who have been suffering from elbow pain. If you have been injured and elbow pain relief, call Icon Medical Centers today and book your appointment at our South Florida offices today.