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Elbow Pain Specialist

Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C.

Orthopedics & Physical Therapy located in Throgsneck, Bronx, NY

Elbow pain is common, especially among people who use repetitive arm motions for work or sports. Louis Rose, MD, and the expert team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that cause elbow pain at their clinic in the Schuylerville district of the Bronx in New York City. To find relief from elbow pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Elbow Pain Q & A

What causes elbow pain?

Most of the time, elbow pain results from overuse. Repetitive hand, wrist, or arm movements can put stress on the tissues in your elbow joint and lead to pain. Certain sports, hobbies, and occupations may increase your risk of elbow pain, including:

  • Baseball and softball
  • Tennis
  • Golf
  • Gardening
  • Boxing
  • Cooking
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Auto work

Repetitive stress can lead to a variety of injuries and conditions that cause elbow pain, such as tendinitis (tennis or golfer’s elbow), bursitis, and arthritis.

When should I see a doctor for elbow pain?

Most of the time, elbow pain resolves on its own with simple home treatments, such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). If your elbow pain persists despite home treatment, schedule an appointment at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C.

Call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. right away if you experience severe elbow pain with swelling or bruising, especially if it follows an acute injury. 

Go to the nearest emergency room if you have elbow pain that involves an obvious deformity of your elbow joint or a protruding bone. 

How is elbow pain diagnosed and treated?

First, your provider at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. reviews your medical history and symptoms. They ask you to describe the type of pain you have (sharp, stabbing, dull, aching, etc.), when it started, and whether anything makes it better or worse. 

They may also take tests, such as:

  • X-ray
  • Computerized tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan

Then, your provider at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. develops an individualized treatment plan for your specific condition. Depending on the cause of your elbow pain, treatment may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication
  • Bracing or splinting the elbow
  • Steroid injections
  • Stem cell injections

They may also advise you on how to warm up and stretch properly to avoid elbow pain in the future. 

If you continue to experience elbow pain despite a period of conservative treatment, surgery may be necessary. The board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. are trained in minimally invasive arthroscopy and use this technique whenever possible. 

For the highest quality care of all types of elbow pain, call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C., or book an appointment online today. 

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