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Elbow Pain: Understanding the Causes and Symptoms
The elbow is a complex structure comprising muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and bursae, working in harmony to facilitate movement. When any of these components sustains an injury, it can lead to persistent discomfort. The causes of elbow pain can generally be categorized into three groups: one-time injuries, repetitive stress injuries, and underlying diseases.
One-Time Injury Elbow injuries resulting from direct trauma, such as dislocations, fractures, strains, and sprains, are common. Dislocations and fractures are typically caused by sudden and intense impacts, like falls or car accidents, often requiring medical intervention to reset the affected bones. Strains and sprains occur when muscles, tendons (strains), or ligaments (sprains) stretch or tear. Management of elbow pain arising from sprains and strains usually involves rest, immobilization, and icing. However, while steroid injections can provide temporary relief, regenerative therapy offers a more comprehensive solution by stimulating the body’s natural healing processes.
Repetitive Stress Injuries Repetitive stress injuries result from the overuse of the elbow joint and include conditions like bursitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, and trapped nerves. These injuries often cause significant mobility-restricting pain due to excessive wear and tear on the joint. Initial management may include remedies like icing, anti-inflammatory medication, compression, bracing, and rest. However, if the pain persists, these measures may prove insufficient. In such cases, elbow pain regenerative therapy can be a highly effective option.
Disease Although elbow pain is frequently attributed to overuse or injury, it can also be caused by underlying diseases and degenerative conditions. Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, osteochondritis dissecans, lupus, gout, and Lyme disease can all lead to severe elbow pain. Additionally, injuries sustained earlier in life can sometimes contribute to the development of osteoarthritis in the elbow joint in later years. In some severe cases, surgical intervention may be recommended to address elbow pain associated with these diseases. However, regenerative medicine for elbow pain can offer a promising alternative for many patients in need of relief. If you’re experiencing elbow discomfort, contact Med Matrix at (207) 544-4643 to explore how our regenerative therapies can help restore your elbow’s health and functionality.