arm & elbow pain treatment

Physiotherapy diagnosis of your elbow pain:

Paragon Physiotherapy can provide a diagnosis for your elbow pain. We don’t just treat the pain, we provide a full diagnosis in order to alleviate the possibility of a reoccurrence. As you can imagine, the elbow is the most common place for repetitive strain injuries. This is due the amount of work we put through our hands and wrists.

The elbow takes the strain from not only sporting activities but also day to day life. It is at risk from trauma such as falls or sporting injuries. This may result in sprains, strains and fractures along with repetitive strain injuries. All of which require specific treatment after the initial diagnosis.

Paragon Physiotherapy will provide you with a complete assessment, ensuring the initial cause of the problem is located, followed by a bespoke course treatment that will both reduce your pain and ensure you have the knowledge to manage / alleviate future problems.

The elbow joint is where three long bones (ulna, radius and humerus) meet in the middle of the arm. The elbow joint basically acts as a hinge joint which is flexed (mostly by the biceps muscle) and extended (mostly by the triceps muscle). However, due to the way the ulna and radius move against each other the elbow can be seen as a place of rotation for the forearm.

Examples of elbow pain related conditions we treat:

Golfers and tennis elbow treatment, elbow ligament sprain, arthritis, bursitis, nerve entrapment, fibromyalgia, muscle strain, referred pain from arms or neck, overuse injuries, pinched nerve, stress fracture and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Paragon Physiotherapy provide a range of specialised assessments and treatments which include:

  • Ice / heat pack application
  • TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation)
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Soft tissue mobilization / stretching
  • Gentle range of motion (ROM) exercises
  • Progressive strengthening exercises
  • Athlete-specific training program
  • Patient education