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Elbow Pain

At Injury Doctors NYC, we specialize in providing comprehensive care for individuals suffering from elbow pain. Our team of experienced medical professionals is dedicated to diagnosing the root cause of your discomfort and implementing personalized treatment plans to alleviate your symptoms effectively. Below, we outline the common causes, diagnosis, and treatment options for elbow pain:

Common Causes of Elbow Pain:

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): Often caused by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm, such as gripping or lifting, tennis elbow leads to inflammation of the tendons on the outside of the elbow.

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis): Similar to tennis elbow, golfer's elbow results from overuse of the muscles and tendons in the forearm, leading to pain and inflammation on the inner side of the elbow.

Elbow Bursitis: This condition occurs when the bursa, a fluid-filled sac located between the skin and bones of the elbow, becomes inflamed due to repetitive pressure or trauma.

Elbow Fractures: Fractures of the bones comprising the elbow joint, such as the humerus, radius, or ulna, can cause severe pain, swelling, and limited mobility.

Olecranon Bursitis: Characterized by swelling and inflammation at the tip of the elbow, olecranon bursitis often results from trauma or repetitive pressure on the elbow joint.


Upon visiting Injury Doctors NYC for elbow pain evaluation, our skilled physicians will conduct a thorough assessment, which may include:

Medical History Review: Understanding your symptoms, past injuries, and medical history.

Physical Examination: Assessing the range of motion, tenderness, and swelling in the affected elbow.

Imaging Studies: Utilizing X-rays, MRIs, or ultrasound to visualize the internal structures of the elbow joint and identify any abnormalities or injuries.

Treatment Options:

Based on the diagnosis, our team will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and preferences. Treatment options may include:

Rest and Activity Modification: Temporarily avoiding activities that exacerbate elbow pain and modifying movement patterns to reduce strain on the affected joint.

Physical Therapy: Engaging in targeted exercises and stretches to strengthen the muscles surrounding the elbow joint, improve flexibility, and promote healing.

Medications: Prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroid injections, or pain relievers to alleviate discomfort and reduce inflammation.

Bracing or Splinting: Using supportive braces or splints to stabilize the elbow joint and prevent further injury during physical activity.

Minimally Invasive Procedures: Performing procedures such as corticosteroid injections, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, or ultrasound-guided injections to target inflammation and promote tissue healing.

Surgery: In severe cases or when conservative treatments fail to provide relief, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair damaged tendons, remove loose bodies, or stabilize fractured bones within the elbow joint.

At Injury Doctors NYC, our primary goal is to alleviate your elbow pain and restore function, allowing you to return to your daily activities and enjoy a better quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a pain-free future.

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