Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain services offered in Robbinsville and Neptune, NJ

Elbow pain is a common problem, especially among athletes. At A+ Athlete Sports Medicine in Robbinsville and Neptune, New Jersey, board-certified sports medicine physicians Adam Redlich, MD and their exceptional team pinpoint the cause of back pain and offer treatments to relieve the discomfort. Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office to schedule an evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Elbow Pain Q & A

What is Elbow Pain?

Elbow pain is an uncomfortable feeling that may develop over time or with a specific injury to the elbow. There are many structures that support the elbow such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones that can become injured and cause pain. Elbow pain can interfere with your quality of life and performance during sports or your daily activities. A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers non-operative approaches to treating elbow pain to help you get back out on the court, field, rink, or even just back to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

What are the common symptoms of Elbow pain?

Elbow pain may appear as:

  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Burning
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Sharp or dull discomfort
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Reduced mobility
  • Warmth
  • Redness
  • Bruising
  • Visible joint deformities
  • Weakness
  • Popping and crunching sounds

If you develop elbow pain that’s severe or ongoing, consult the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine specialists for an evaluation.

What can cause elbow pain?

The common causes and risk factors associated with elbow pain are:

  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Biceps tendonitis
  • Triceps tendonitis
  • Olecranon bursitis
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injury
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (ulnar neuropathy)
  • Little Leaguer’s elbow / Osteochondrosis / Osteochondritis
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Lack of flexibility and strength
  • Previous elbow injuries

Warming up and cooling down properly before exercising, not overtraining, and maintaining optimal strength and flexibility are some of the best ways to reduce the risk of elbow pain. However, you can’t always avoid it — especially if you play sports.

How does my doctor diagnose the root cause of elbow pain?

The A+ Athlete Sports Medicine team diagnoses the cause of elbow pain after evaluating your elbow with a thorough examination, reviewing your symptoms and medical history, checking your vital signs, and completing diagnostic tests, if needed. They may suggest further imaging tests such as x-rays, in-office ultrasound evaluation or MRI.

How is elbow pain treated?

A+ Athlete Sports Medicine offers nonsurgical approaches to treating elbow pain. They may suggest home remedies like ice or heat packs, stretches, supplements, medications, bracing or modifying your activities for a period of time.

Additional treatment options include specific exercise programs, physical therapy, injections, massage, nutrition counseling and acupuncture. Your specialist personalizes each treatment based on your needs.

Call the A+ Athlete Sports Medicine office or use the online booking feature to get elbow pain relief today.