Elbow Pain

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Golfer elbow pain during the game, muscle injury concept.

The elbow is a complex joint composed of bone, cartilage, ligaments, and fluid. However, it’s the muscles and tendons that facilitate movement in the elbow joint. While elbow pain is a common occurrence due to overuse, most elbow issues arise when any of these components sustain injury or become afflicted with a medical condition.

Tendonitis is the leading cause of elbow pain, characterized by inflammation of the tendon connecting muscle to bone. Many individuals, especially golfers and tennis players who engage in these sports for extended periods, develop elbow tendonitis. In fact, numerous professional athletes dealing with elbow tendonitis have turned to Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy for their injuries. Following PRP therapy, many of them have returned to their athletic pursuits with minimal indications that an injury ever occurred. The injection of concentrated platelets into the affected area aims to stimulate the release of an abundance of growth factors, fostering natural healing.

Regenerative Medicine for Elbow Pain

Regenerative Medicine Therapy has proven highly effective in aiding patients’ recovery from various degenerative ailments, including conditions like tennis and golfer’s elbow, osteoarthritis, and other degenerative diseases. This therapeutic approach, devoid of surgery, enables our clinic’s physicians to enhance your body’s innate healing capacity. This enhancement is achieved by injecting concentrated regenerative tissues into the afflicted area.

Through Regenerative Medicine Therapy, cells can differentiate into specialized cells, facilitating the repair of damaged muscles, tendons, cartilage, and bones. Additionally, this therapy promotes increased blood flow and the release of growth factors that contribute to tissue regeneration throughout the body.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy significantly improves the prospects of achieving a full recovery. At Opdahl Regenerative Medicine in Vancouver, we’ve assisted numerous patients in resuming their beloved sports activities after enduring months of elbow pain and discomfort. Don’t let your elbow injury sideline you from the game you love.

The quantity of Regenerative Medicine Therapy or PRP therapy administered to a patient hinges on the severity of the elbow injury. Common causes of elbow pain encompass sprains, strains, bursitis, and arthritis.

Additional conditions could include:

Biceps Tendinitis

Biceps tendinitis implies degeneration and disorganization of the biceps tendon fibers, typically caused by overuse injuries. The long head of the biceps (one of the two biceps’ muscles) is most often the affected portion.

Biceps Tenosynovitis

Biceps Tenosynovitis implies degeneration and disorganization of the biceps tendon fibers, typically caused by overuse injuries.

Bicipital Radial Bursitis

Bicipital Radial Bursitis is a rare condition resulting from chronic bursitis and is often a result of repetitive trauma and overuse.

Golfer’s Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis

Golfers Elbow or Medial epicondylitis refers to chronic tendon disorganization and dysfunction of the common flexor tendon, a tendon which originates from the medial aspect of the elbow.

Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis

Tennis Elbow refers to chronic tendon disorganization and dysfunction of the common extensor tendon, a tendon which originates from the lateral aspect of the elbow.

Radial Neuritis

Radial Neuritis is when you experience problems with the radial nerve that controls the movement of the triceps muscles located at the back side of the upper arm.

Triceps Tendinitis

Triceps tendinopathy refers to chronic tendon disorganization and dysfunction of the triceps tendon, a tendon which inserts on the posterior aspect of the elbow.

Ulnar Neuritis

Ulnar neuritis refers to irritation of the ulnar nerve, which passes along the posteromedial aspect of the elbow.