Elbow pain is the type of condition that can have many causes. That is why it is so important for an athlete to get checked out by a professional sports medicine doctor if the pain is persisting for more than a few days. Any discomfort that is being felt in the elbow region is referred to as elbow pain. Some patients may experience pain all the time while others may only feel pain when they are performing some physical activities.
What are the causes of elbow pain?
There are multiple causes associated with elbow pain. For instance, a patient may have a dislocated elbow. That can happen due to impact sports injuries or a massive fall. But the more common causes of elbow pain are sprains, strains, and fractures to the area.
What are the symptoms of elbow pain?
The symptoms may vary based on the cause of elbow pain. A dislocated elbow will cause pain the moment it happens while the pain from a strain or sprain may get worse as the injury gets more severe. Similar to a dislocated elbow, if there is a fracture in the area a patient will feel pain the moment it happens and the extent of that pain will be a lot more than a simple strain or sprain.
What is the treatment for elbow pain?
The treatment for such an injury depends on the cause. That is why it is so vital to get checked out by a doctor and get the proper sports injury treatment. If you first experienced elbow pain, avoid activity that could aggravate the injury for a few days. If it gets better, it may have been a minor impact injury but if the pain continues or returns the moment you start playing sports or training again, it is time to seek sports medicine treatment.
We encourage anyone with elbow pain to make an appointment with Dr. Bob Meyer at the Spinal Rehab and Sports Medicine clinic. Dr. Meyer will help you by diagnosing the cause of the elbow pain and recommending the best treatment and rehabilitation strategy