Elite Spine and Health Center
Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation located in Westchase, Houston, TX & Champion Forest, Spring, TX
If you play sports like tennis or golf or have a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis, you’re more likely to experience elbow pain. Fortunately, noninvasive treatments can provide relief. At Elite Spine and Health Center, experienced chiropractors Billy Cheong, DC, Kesia Broome, DC, Elias Madrid, DC and the team offer complete care for elbow pain. To make an appointment, call the office in Houston or Spring, Texas, or click the online booking feature today.
Elbow Pain Q & A
What is elbow pain?
Elbow pain is any discomfort, aching, or stiffness that affects one (or both) elbows. Often, it occurs due to overuse or general wear-and-tear, but it can also point to a more serious underlying condition like arthritis, a fracture, or a dislocated joint.
If you regularly experience elbow pain and it doesn’t respond to at-home treatments like ice, rest, or over-the-counter pain medication, make an appointment with the team at Elite Spine and Health Center right away.
What are some common causes of elbow pain?
The team at Elite Spine and Health Center treats many of the common causes of elbow pain, including:
- Golfer’s elbow
- Tennis elbow
- Dislocated elbow
- Fractured elbow
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
The team at Elite Spine and Health Center also treats Panner’s disease, a condition that occurs when small pieces of cartilage and bone become dislodged in your elbow joint.
When should I see a chiropractor about elbow pain?
Make an appointment with the team at Elite Spine and Health Center if you regularly experience elbow pain and it doesn’t get better within a week or two. That’s especially true if your pain gets worse, even after taking over-the-counter pain medication or modifying your daily routine.
How is elbow pain diagnosed?
To diagnose elbow pain, your Elite Spine and Health Center provider reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms, including when they started and whether certain activities like lifting things or using hand tools make them worse.
Next, your provider conducts a physical exam. They carefully examine your elbow, gently pressing on it to find areas of warmth, swelling, or tenderness. They also have you move your elbow in several directions to test its strength, mobility, and range of motion.
If an exam isn’t enough to make a diagnosis, your provider might also order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI. These diagnostic imaging procedures can identify underlying issues like fractures, sprains, or strains.
How is elbow pain treated?
Treatment of elbow pain depends on various factors, including your age, the severity of your symptoms, and the underlying cause. After making a diagnosis, the team at Elite Spine and Health Center might recommend:
- Sports rehabilitation
- Therapeutic massage
- Graston® Technique manual therapy
- Myofascial release
- Therapeutic ultrasound
- Intersegmental traction
- Dry needling
- Kinesio Taping® with RockTape®
- Nutritional supplements
- Biofreeze® topicals
The goal of treatment is to relieve your pain, restore your mobility, and improve your quality of life.
To explore the various treatment options for elbow pain, make an appointment at Elite Spine and Health Center by calling the nearest office or clicking the online booking feature today.