Two situations arise; you are having symptoms around your elbow and you are curious about their cause or you may have already seen a health care professional and been diagnosed with a certain problem. This section will address both situations. We will profile elbow problems in general and specific conditions around the elbow. You will learn how we treat various elbow problems and get a general idea if we can help you. You will also learn some of the situations in which we will not treat you but will refer you to another health care professional. Once you see us for your initial examination we will be able to tell you whether we will be able to help you or if we suggest you see someone else. This depends on whether you will respond to natural methods of care or will need drugs and/or surgery. Sometimes a combination of our natural care and drugs and surgery works, it all depends on what we find on your first examination.
You can have the pain at rest (not moving the elbow) but it is usually worse when you move your elbow. Certain activities like carrying bags, lifting, turning doorknobs, using kitchen or hand tools or typing can make the pain and problem worse. You may also have pain with fitness and sports activities such as weight training, tennis and golf.
In some cases the pain you feel around your elbow has nothing to do with the elbow itself. It actually may be coming from a problem in your neck or shoulder and you are feeling the pain in the elbow. This is called referred pain and is very common. Also it is possible and very common to have two problems (for example neck and elbow) occurring at the same time. All these variations of elbow pain point to the importance of getting an accurate diagnosis. Self or incorrect diagnosis and treatment can prolong your problem or lead to more serious problems.
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Other symptoms you may be experiencing around your elbow:
This is a degeneration and inflammation of the tendons that attach to the outside of the elbow. It occurs with repetitive use of the elbow or due to trauma. The pain is worse with movement and use of the elbow. We treat it very effectively with our natural and safe therapies: rest, ice, ultrasound, massage, chiropractic adjustments, electrical stimulation and therapeutic exercise. We refer patients for cortisone injections with very severe or chronic conditions. Surgery is rarely required if natural care measures are taken early on.
For a very in depth explanation of Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) please click this link. Tennis Elbow
If you think you might have any of the other conditions listed below or any other elbow problem and would like more information please call Dr. Schwartz at (732) 698-7151.