119 E. Passaic StMaywood, NJ 07607

ELBOW/ARM PAIN

INTRODUCTION

The majority of elbow and arm pain we see at MPT&Rehab is caused by trauma, poor posture, lack of proper function and poor stability. A lot of patients encounter elbow and arm pain due to sport injuries and overuse during these sort of activities. At MPT&Rehab we offer non-surgical options for effectively and safely managing your elbow and arm pain. You will be given a customized treatment plan which will aim to get you back to the level of activity and the lifestyle that you are accustomed to without having to deal with your pain.

We will show you how to become pain free, fix the cause, and eliminate your symptoms.

Maywood PT together provide a very specific, individualized and comprehensive approach which will determine the exact cause of the pain and treat it as such.

SYMPTOMS/CAUSES

Elbow and arm pain is dependent on the area and structures that have been irritated and influenced causing the brain to fire nociception to specific areas of your elbow and arm. Elbow and arm pain can be broken down into 5 simple reasons:

  • 1. Trauma
  • 2. Arthritis
  • 3. Instability usually from poor posture development
  • 4. Developmental dysfunctions leading to poor motor control
  • 5. Soft tissue (bursitis, tendinitis)

Pain that disables movement is a warning sign requiring immediate medical attention.

DIAGNOSIS

At MPT&Rehab the doctor will begin with a comprehensive examination- which will address the onset, cause, duration, severity, vectors, establish the meaningful task and functional tasks that cause the elbow and arm pain. At this point the cause of the shoulder pain will be determined; however diagnostic MRI is required in severe cases.

DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS:

  • Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Radial Neuropathy
  • Posterior Interosseous Nerve Impingement
  • Elbow Sprain/Strain
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Fracture of lateral epicondyle
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Biceps/Triceps Ruptures

TREATMENT

At MPT&Rehab we have extensive experience treating elbow and arm pain. Based on a functional evaluation we create an individual treatment plan. Treatment options may vary depending on type and stage of the elbow and arm pain and the structures and muscles and joints involved. The treatment will restore alignment, mobility and improve the stability to elbow and arm. The pain will be addressed by correctly releasing the specific tissue and fascia to increase and improve motion- which will elongate myofascial tissue and lengthen ligaments and muscle to reduce tension. Treatment will be a combination of manual therapy, and physical therapy exercises. We use our expertise in manual medicine and rehabilitation to retrain the elbow- to help re-establish cortical understanding of the functional correct movement pattern. The rehabilitation program will be aimed at eliminating pain, increasing range of motion, increasing stability and strengthening intrinsic muscles to eliminate the cause of the pain.