What is General Elbow Pain?
General elbow pain, which is often referred simply as elbow pain, is a common orthopedic condition, especially in manual laborers and throwing athletes. General elbow pain is a condition that causes inflammation of the bones and soft tissues of the elbow joint, which results in pain and decreased function of the elbow. As the condition progresses, more inflammation occurs and it becomes more difficult to move the elbow.
If you have general elbow pain the common symptoms can include:
- Elbow Pain
- Pain that radiates to the wrist, hand, and fingers
- Decreased range of motion
Symptoms may range from very mild to severe but treating general elbow pain in its early stages can prevent pain and symptoms from getting worse. At OSS Health, our Board Certified Elbow Specialists have helped thousands of patients with general elbow pain live active and healthy lives using the latest non-surgical and surgical procedures.
How is General Elbow Pain Treated at OSS Health?
There are many treatment options at OSS Health that can slow down inflammation as well as relieve the pain and symptoms of general elbow pain. At OSS Health, general elbow pain is usually effectively treated using non-surgical treatment options and the specialists at OSS Health create treatment plans based on your lifestyle and goals. These treatment plans may consist of any combination of the following non-surgical treatment options:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
- Physical Therapy
- Rest and ice
Surgery is only recommended if general elbow pain does not respond to non-surgical treatment options and there is an underlying injury or medical condition, like a broken bone, torn ligament or tendon or severe osteoarthritis. The Board Certified Elbow Specialists at OSS Health are experts at performing all elbow surgical procedures.