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Elbow Pain Treatment in Gilbert, AZ

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Gilbert Physical Medicine has effective solutions to relieve elbow pain and treat conditions such as lateral epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow, and distal biceps tendon partial tears.

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Elbow Pain

There are many different conditions that contribute to elbow pain so careful diagnostics is key to treating elbow pain and narrowing down the source of the problem. Elbow pain can limit the range of motion and make working and resting extremely painful. Anyone who participates in sports or regular strenuous activity are at high risk of developing elbow pain at some point with likelihood increasing with age. It’s a good idea to get help soon if you are experiencing:

Numbness
Tingling
Burning
Weakness in the arm
Difficulty straightening and bending arm
Difficulty lifting and carrying items

Is Regenerative Medicine Right for My Elbow Pain?

Elbow pain compromises the function of your entire arm so temporary solutions like pain medication and steroid injections fail to give patients the real solution they need to remain active and mobile. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy is a long-term solution that works with your body to repair and regenerate the underlying cause of your elbow pain while helping the body naturally regulate inflammation to stop the damage. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment option that focuses on healing without any risks of side effects and lengthy painful recovery.

Lateral Epicondylitis

Lateral epicondylitis is also commonly known as tennis elbow, but your elbows could still be at risk even if you’re not a regular player of the sport. The lateral epicondyle is a bony protrusion on the outside of the elbow and is attached to a tendon of tough tissue that is essential to the function of the forearm, wrists, and fingers. When lateral Epicondylitis occurs, the tendon becomes inflamed and develops tiny tears causing pain and dysfunction. Common symptoms of Lateral Epicondylitis include:

Elbow pain
Burning
Loss of strength
Difficulty gripping and lifting
Tenderness to the touch
Radiating pain in the upper or lower arm

Lateral epicondylitis is usually caused by overuse which makes tennis players who regularly rely on the elbow more susceptible to the condition, but anyone can be at risk. Regular overuse from physical activity or work responsibilities can cause the tendon to become inflamed. Over time, aging can put the elbow at risk for developing lateral epicondylitis as well. The elbow is a strong, high performing joint but consistent overuse and strain can begin to damage the joint and cause chronic pain.

Is Regenerative Medicine Right for My Lateral Epicondylitis?

Treatments for mild to moderate tennis elbow are usually based on a collection of medication including pain medication and NSAIDs coupled with lifestyle changes to keep the elbow at rest with limited strain. Patients who struggle with taking medication and worry about the side effects the drugs could cause often find difficulty with this treatment approach. For more severe cases that persist through the protocol of medication and rest may be recommended for steroid injections or surgery. Steroid injections offer longer but still temporary relief of some symptoms but don’t offer much help with healing the underlying damage of lateral epicondylitis. Surgery procedures to correct damage from lateral epicondylitis will almost always leave patients with some loss of strength and flexibility. When compared to this risk and other complications that can occur with major joint surgery, Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy becomes the clear safe alternative for real results. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment for lateral epicondylitis that works with your body’s natural healing capability to repair and regenerate the damage and helps to regulate the inflammatory response. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy effectively addresses chronic pain and works to strengthen and stabilize the affected joint for long-term repair and a healthy joint going forward.

Golfer’s Elbow

Like tennis elbow, regular golf playing is not a requirement for developing golfer’s elbow. Golfer’s elbow affects the inside of the elbow at the medial epicondyle. This bony protrusion attaches to the vital tendon and muscle that facilitates flexibility of the forearm and allows the wrist to flex. Also known as medial epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow occurs when the tendon and muscles attached to the medial epicondyle become inflamed and sustain damage. Microscopic tears in the tendon can cause serious chronic pain. Symptoms of golfer’s elbow include:

Pain in the elbow
Pain in the forearm and wrist
Increased pain when flexing the wrist towards the forearm
Loss of strength
Numbness and tingling
Difficulty gripping and lifting

Golfer’s elbow usually develops from overuse of the joint and continued strain. The condition can be the result of weightlifting and sports that require throwing or swinging. Golfer’s elbow can also be occupational related plaguing people who perform manual labor and occupations that require repeated lifting. The condition can affect anyone depending on their activity but is commonly diagnosed in patients age forty and older.

Is Regenerative Medicine Right for My Golfer’s Elbow?

Initial treatment for mild cases of golfer’s elbow usually focuses on immobilizing the joint and relying on over the counter pain medication and prescription NSAIDs. Immobilizing the joint can be difficult because our arms and hands and subsequently our elbows are in such high demand when performing basic tasks throughout the day. Even with proper devices to keep the elbow still and protected, immobilization can be difficult. The next stage in traditional treatment is to recommend steroid injections for a longer relief from golfer’s elbow symptoms but injections are still a temporary solution to the problem. Surgery is usually the next possible step and many patients aren’t willing to take the risks associated with surgical procedures or endure the months of painful recovery after the procedure. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy is a golfer’s elbow treatment alternative that allows patients to heal while relieving the symptoms of the condition. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy works with the body’s natural healing process to repair the damage to the tendons and muscles. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy helps to regulate the inflammatory response to stop continued damage safely and effectively in a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure.

Distal Bicep Tendon Partial Tear

The bicep extends over the front of the arm from the elbow to the shoulder. This muscle is responsible for movements like bending at the elbow and rotating the wrists and hands. The distal bicep tendon attaches the bicep at the elbow to the radius bone. Distal bicep tendon partial tears at the elbow almost always happen as the result of sudden injury or trauma. Symptoms of a distal bicep tendon partial tear include:

Pain in the crease of the elbow
Swelling
Tenderness
Bruising
Visible changes in the bicep muscle

Because the cause of distal bicep tendon partial tears center around injury almost anyone could be at risk for the condition. Lifting a particularly heavy object or sudden impact could put the distal bicep tendon at risk. Men over the age of thirty have a higher chance of developing damage to the distal bicep tendon and the risk for everyone increases with nicotine and corticosteroid medication use. Medical treatment for partial distal bicep tendon tears is essential to stop further progression of the condition. Distal bicep tendon partial tears are extremely painful injuries that may not respond to pain medication.

Is Regenerative Medicine Right for My Distal Bicep Tendon Partial Tear?

Distal bicep tendon tears almost always occur in the dominant arm making efforts to immobilize the arm to allow time for repair difficult. Pain medication and NSAIDs are usually prescribed to manage symptoms but because distal bicep tendon partial tears are particularly painful these approaches often fail. Patients with a distal bicep tendon partial tear are often recommended for surgery so the tendon can be completely detached and reattached. Reattaching tendon is not an easy process and even the successful surgical attempts result in the loss of some function and mobility. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy is an effective alternative to distal bicep tendon partial tears because the therapy works to repair the damage instead of just masking and managing the pain. Amniotic Regenerative Cell Therapy is a safe, non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that helps to regulate inflammation and reduce pain while restoring your healthy elbow.

Is elbow pain impacting your life? Call Gilbert Physical Medicine today at (480) 500-6145 to schedule a consultation with one of our pain management specialists.

Gilbert Physical Medicine

Address: 725 W Elliot Road Suite 115 Gilbert, AZ 85233

Phone: 480-545-0000

Fax: 480-545-7615

Hours:
Monday   9AM–12:30PM, 3–6:00PM
Tuesday   9AM–12:30PM, 3–6:00PM
Wednesday   9AM–12:30PM, 3–6:00PM
Thursday   9AM–12:30PM, 3–6:00PM
Friday   9:00–11:00
Saturday   Closed
Sunday   Closed

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