Do you have elbow pain when you reach into the fridge to grab a carton of milk, grip your steering wheel, or when you use a mouse or keyboard?Read More
Elbow pain can be caused by a variety of reasons including due a traumatic injury, but most often it is caused by repetitive overuse of the muscles surrounding the elbow.
Common causes of elbow pain include:
This is an overuse injury that causes pain and inflammation of the tendons that attach to the outer bony prominence (lateral epicondyle) of the elbow.Read More
The pain may extend into the forearm muscles and is usually aggravated when grasping or holding an object even as light as a cup of coffee. Any repetitive motion of the wrist such as hedge trimming, using a hammer or screwdriver, painting, or any activity that requires constant gripping or squeezing can cause tennis elbow. It can occur in anyone who strains the lateral elbow through overuse.
Small or large tears can be present in the extensor muscles of the wrist. Chronic elbow pain can develop with epicondylopathy or enthesopathy, a pathological state of the muscle tendons, especially at the point of their attachment to bone tissue.
This is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow.Read More
The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist, much like tennis elbow. This is also typically an overuse injury to the muscles and tendons. Similar activities as described for tennis elbow aggravate the pain, but with some differences. Athletes who throw can get golfer’s elbow due improper technique. There may also be numbness or tingling in the ring finger and pinky finger.
The ulnar nerve passes through a boney groove along the inside of the elbow.Read More
The nerve can cause pain, and at times, numbness along the inside of the forearm to the pinky and ring finger when irritated or inflamed. This can occur if someone hits their elbow sharply or leans on the elbow in a position that puts pressure on the nerve.
Management of the above conditions has been proven to be helpful in relieving pain, speed up recovery and rehabilitate chronic issues in the elbow.Read More
Treatment involves education, self-care management, exercise therapy, and manual therapy are commonly used by a registered physiotherapist to treat elbow pain. Other treatments such as acupuncture, soft tissue release and massage therapy can also help. Bracing of the elbow can also be helpful for lateral and medial epicondylar issues. A registered physiotherapist can conduct a assessment and examination of your issue and recommend the appropriate treatment.
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