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Elbow Pain Specialist

Urgently Ortho

Orthopaedic Urgent Care, Sports Medicine & Wellness Clinics located in Scottsdale, AZ

If elbow pain prevents you from enjoying your favorite activities, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Urgently Ortho can help. They offer advanced, innovative treatments that ease elbow pain and enhance healing in Phoenix and surrounding areas. Call to learn more about elbow pain treatment options or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.

Elbow Pain Q & A

What is elbow pain?

Elbow pain is any type of discomfort at or near your elbow joint. You may notice:

  • Dull or aching pain
  • Sharp pain
  • Redness or warmth
  • Limited movement

If elbow pain is persistent and doesn’t go away on its own, your provider determines what’s causing the discomfort.

What causes elbow pain?

Numerous health conditions and injuries can lead to elbow pain. Examples include:

  • Arthritis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Tendonitis or bursitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Other sports-related injuries
  • Partial dislocation
  • Strains or sprains
  • Infections
  • Broken bones or stress fractures
  • Trapped nerves

Sports injuries due to playing tennis, golf, or baseball, are common causes of elbow pain. Gardening, using tools repetitively, and other overuse injuries can also lead to pain.

What is the treatment for elbow pain?

To determine the appropriate treatment for elbow pain, your provider goes over your medical history and completes an examination. Your doctor may also order imaging tests, such as X-rays or MRIs, to get a more detailed look at your injury and recommend one or more of the following treatments:

Rest, ice, and elevation

If your elbow injury is minor, your provider may suggest resting your joint, elevating your elbow, or icing the affected area to reduce inflammation and enhance healing.

Medical devices

Your doctor may recommend medical devices, such as an elbow brace, a compression bandage, or kinesiology tape, to improve blood flow or limit your range of motion during healing.

Physical therapy

Physical therapy is a natural treatment to heal elbow injuries and ease pain. Your doctor lets you know which strength and stretching exercises best match your needs to restore healing and prevent future injuries.

Injections

If elbow pain is getting the best of you, your provider may recommend injections to reduce pain and enhance healing. Examples include platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy or stem cell injections to promote healing, or hyaluronate injections to lubricate your joints and ease pain caused by friction.

Orthopaedic surgery

As a last resort, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend elbow surgery if other treatment options fail. Your doctor lets you know what to expect before, during, and after surgery to optimize your results and minimize recovery time.

Your Urgently Ortho doctor recommends the least invasive treatment for elbow pain first, and uses the most innovative, advanced technology available. When you’re ready to ease elbow pain once and for all, call Urgently Ortho or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.