As you go about your day, you may give no thought to your elbow. But it’s a complex joint that’s prone to injuries from sports, overuse, and health conditions. At Precision Bone and Joint, the team includes Dr. Harris Rose, a board-certified doctor, and trained medical professionals who specialize in orthopaedic conditions like elbow pain. Find out how they can help you by calling or scheduling a consultation online with their office today, conveniently located in Austin, Texas, near Cedar Park and Round Rock.
Elbow pain can come from many sources. While elbow pain typically isn’t serious, it can be frustrating and limit your ability to use your arm.
Here are common causes of elbow pain:
When you have elbow pain, you generally have other symptoms as well. You might have:
You may want to try to take care of your elbow pain at home, with ice and rest. If your symptoms are severe, or aren’t improving with at-home care, or you have pain even when you’re not using your arm, it’s best to call Dr. Harris Rose and his team at Precision Bone and Joint.
Your treatment depends on the reason for your elbow pain. Generally, Dr. Harris Rose at Precision Bone and Joint suggests medications to ease your symptoms, such as anti-inflammatories. Steroid injections, delivered into your damaged tissue, may also ease your symptoms.
Oftentimes, physical therapy can help you regain full use of your elbow and arm. For example, if you have golfer’s or tennis elbow, physical therapy can strengthen your forearm muscles. Your therapy may also include ultrasound or muscle-stimulation techniques to promote healing.
If your symptoms aren’t getting better after nonsurgical treatment, Dr. Harris Rose may recommend surgery. Your type of surgery will depend on the reason for your elbow pain.
For example, to treat tennis elbow, Dr. Rose at Precision Bone and Joint may perform arthroscopic surgery, an outpatient procedure that involves making small incisions and miniature instruments to repair your elbow. For other cases, you may be a good candidate for tendon repair, joint modification surgery, or even elbow joint replacement if you don’t use your arm for strenuous activity.
If you’ve tried caring for your elbow pain at home and you’re not getting better, don’t wait any longer. Call or schedule a consultation online today with Precision Bone and Joint.