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Elbows

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Tennis elbow pain relief

Don’t wait months, or worse, years to address your elbow pain, stiffness, or weakness!  Elbow pain can make simple tasks such as getting dressed, flossing your teeth, or pushing your self up from a chair difficult and painful. 

Often simple stretches and exercises can help minimize your elbow pain and stiffness. See our Frequently Asked Questions below where we answer common questions many people like you have had regarding elbow pain and stiffness. 

Don't spend it in pain!

Here is a sample video of just one exercise we can provide to help prevent your elbow pain.

FAQ on elbow injuries

Most frequent questions and answers

A traumatic injury or repetitive use of the elbow can cause severe pain or stiffness.  As a result, tendons can become inflammed from overuse, leading to muscle imbalances. Consequently, poor postures when lifting, repetitive use, or too much weight into the elbow can also be aggravating factors.  Common elbow conditions causing pain and stiffness can include tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, cubital tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome, olecranon bursitis, and ulnar collateral ligament injury.  If you are looking for ways to heal and prevent elbow pain or stiffness a Virtual Hand Care Specialist can help! Schedule today!

It is important to have these conditions evaluated by a physician or healthcare professional. See our disclaimer

There are many elbow exercises to improve range of motion, strength, and function. We have many exercises to get you well on your way to using your elbow again!

For example, one exercise can be to hold your purse or grocery bag, letting your stiff elbow stretch out straight. For many more videos, exercises, or to sign up with a virtual hand care specialist click here!

Many times a stiff or painful elbow can improve with simple exercises, massage, or other techniques such as taping. A Virtual Hand Care Specialist can help create a program for your needs!

If you have sustained a traumatic injury to your elbow, you should see care from a physician.  A Board Certified, Fellowship trained Hand surgeon should be able to provide you with the best plan of care and outcome. 

 

Most importantly, if you have sustained an injury to your elbow you will need to see an Orthopedic Physician whom can direct you to the appropriate treatment.

If you have not had a specific injury, your elbow should not be immobilized. Brief periods of rest can be helpful. Your elbow only bends and straightens so if you immobilize it for long, it can result in severe stiffness. Many people find comfort in softer braces or compression garments over the elbow. A Virtual Hand Care specialist can help you determine which one may be appropriate for your needs.

Fortunately, there are many tips to prevent elbow injuries. First, strengthening exercises can help provide stability in your elbow; secondly, various stretches to the elbow, forearm, and wrist can increase flexibility and prevent imbalances of often overused forearm muscles. Also, massaging painful joints or providing soft compression can help ease pain and stiffness.

Modifications to your work space can help prevent overuse syndromes such as cubital tunnel, tennis elbow, or golfers elbow. For more information, book a session with one of our Virtual Hand Care Specialists today!

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