Aching Elbows, Overlooked Symptoms and Treatment Options

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The human elbow is a joint that brings three long bones in the middle of the arm together. The humerus extends from the upper arm, whereas the radius and ulna extend from the outer and inner bones of the forearm, respectively.

The radius, ulna, and humerus are responsible for the movement of the elbow joint and support rotation, lifting, throwing, and swinging by allowing the arm to move like a hinge.

Overusing the elbows to carry out any of these actions can result in temporary or permanent damage, and is characterized by pain in both the arm and the hand.

Causes of Elbow Pain

Since the elbow joints are hard and sharp, they can bear intensive pressure and exertional force, but only up to a point. If you use the joints excessively or are hurt in the elbow area, you’re likely to experience a sore elbow and inflammation. Some common reasons you could develop elbow pain include:

  • Throwing injury
  • Sports injury
  • Stress fracture
  • Arm fracture
  • Sprain
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis
  • Trapped nerves of arms and hands
  • Dislocated joints
  • Golfer’s elbow

Elbows

Figuring out the cause can be pretty simple to complex, depending on the intensity and location of the pain. For effective treatment, make sure to visit a doctor, especially if the pain is debilitating and impacting your quality of life.

Symptoms of Elbow Pain

Here are the six most common associated symptoms of elbow injury and pain, regardless of the cause.

  • Sore-to-touch elbows
  • Popping sounds during specific elbow movements
  • Locking elbowsthat cannot extend
  • Elbow stiffness and restrictive flexion
  • Worsening pain during gripping activities
  • Swelling and inflammation in the arm joints or numbness and tingling sensation

Elbow Pain Treatment

Apart from wear and tear, elbow pain is completely treatable; it is treated based on the cause, frequency and severity of the pain. At Divergent Health Care, we treat patients who experience elbow pain due to injuries sustained during sports, physical activities or due to the overuse of joints.

Our doctors specialize in diagnosing and building a treatment plan that is designed after complete physical assessment and patient history. Remember, that elbow pain can impact your neck, shoulders and back movements if left untreated.

If you or your loved one is suffering from elbow pain, quickly make an appointment with us at 4039098111. We’re based in Calgary and offer physiotherapy treatment as well as prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma therapy and shockwave therapy.

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