Elbow Pain Treatment

Vitalis Physiotherapy treatment for elbow pain is performed in three steps:

Elbow Pain

Our Physiotherapists see a number of patients of all ages coming to them with elbow pain.

Though there are a range of causes which may leave patient susceptible to developing elbow pain, there is a growing number of people who are prone to overloading the muscles, leading to overuse and injury of the elbow.  As a result, more and more patients visit Vitalis Physiotherapy to inquire about our physiotherapy treatment for that condition.

What are the common causes of elbow pain?

Elbow pain can stem from a range of causes, from muscle, ligament and bone injuries through sports or car accidents, to inflammation from conditions like bursitis. Even simple triggers like overextending the elbow with certain movements or overusing the muscles can cause elbow pain.

If the pain persists for days or even weeks, it is necessary to seek the best treatment for acute and chronic elbow pain. Pain can be a result of musculoskeletal conditions and in some rare cases, of infections.

Are there types of elbow pain?

The term ‘elbow pain’ can be broadly divided into categories which describe a range of common elbow-related problems, including:

  • Epicondyle Tendinopathy – overuse/damage to elbow tendons
  • Bursitis – inflammation to the bursa between the elbow joints
  • Ligament strains/sprains
  • Osteoarthritis of the elbow joints and bones
  • Instability, or dislocation, of the elbow joints.
  • Fracture or breaking of the elbow

Trauma (car accident, fall, etc), high impact and strenuous activity (sports) can increase the likelihood of developing elbow pain or an associated condition.

Some of the most common conditions:

Dislocated Elbow
Elbow Fractures
Elbow (Olecranon) Bursitis
Golfer’s Elbow
Elbow Hyperextension Injury
Elbow ‘Medial Collateral Ligament’ (MCL) Sprain
Tennis Elbow
Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

What does elbow pain treatment involve?

To minimise or completely remove elbow pain, it is best to seek professional treatment. The Vitalis Physiotherapy team customises a treatment approach based on several factors, mostly depending on the cause and severity of the problem.

At your initial appointment, we complete a comprehensive assessment and diagnosis. Based on this, we will recommend some treatment options to reduce your elbow pain. We can also give you advice on correct movements and techniques to reduce strain and minimise inflammation.

Our treatment options to alleviate elbow pain

  • Soft tissue release to reduce muscle spasms
  • Joint & Nerve mobilisation techniques to reduce muscle spasms
  • Personalised exercise program plans to strengthen the area
  • Shockwave Therapy to help reduce & eliminate pain in a gentle & non-invasive way
  • Dry needling to target painful trigger points
  • Taping for muscle support
  • Workplace ergonomic assessments for the prevention of future conditions
  • Education on load management

Products we use for elbow pain treatment

  • Braces & Straps
  • Weights
  • Soda crystals
  • Heat or ice bag

Contact Vitalis Physiotherapy to find out more about our elbow pain treatment and methods we employ to help you.

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