Daily participation in your dream sport and physical activities that require your elbow’s repetitive movements makes you more vulnerable to elbow injuries. You may need a fully specialized approach to handle individual symptoms and underlying causes. If you need an orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgeon in La Jolla and Chula Vista, CA, contact Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group for immediate medical assistance. Dr. Daniel Brereton and Dr. Kristopher Downing are equipped to offer long-term relief for elbow pain.
Common Elbow Injuries
Common elbow injuries include golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow, and bursitis, resulting from recurring movements irritating tendons and cushioning tissue in the elbow. Surrounding tissue suffers pain, stiffness, and inflammation.
Other painful injuries and conditions to your elbow may include;
· Cubital tunnel syndrome
The cubital tunnel is a tiny opening inside your elbow. The ulnar nerve goes through the cubital nerve, extending from your neck, via your arm, into the hand. Compressing or damaging the ulnar nerve causes tingling, shooting pain, sharp pain, and weakness in the hand and forearm, resembling the feeling you get after hitting a funny bone.
Visiting a Doctor with Concerns About Elbow Pain
In case of an acute elbow injury, contact your physician for immediate orthopedic care. Based on the trigger, you should rest the elbow for a couple of days. If your elbow pain persists, contact Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group to book an appointment today.
You should also seek immediate medical care in case of weakness, numbness, and loss of ability to grasp or hold objects in your hands.
Treatment for Elbow Injuries
Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group focuses on a wide range of non-operative and operative treatments for elbow injuries. Dr. Brereton and Dr. Downing liaise with a board-certified team to deliver fully personalized treatment for your injury.
Your physician runs a comprehensive physical exam comprising MRIs, X-rays, and nerve conduction studies to get specifics of your pain and underlying health conditions to find the root cause of your problem. Dr. Brereton and Dr. Downing use the test results to determine the most viable treatment for your elbow injury with minimal surgery.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend non-operative treatments like injections to reduce inflammation, immobilization with a brace, or resting the injured elbow. The team also offers reparative therapies like lipoaspirate mesenchymal stromal cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections to boost and accelerate your natural healing response.
Your specialist may also recommend reparative medicine treatment options supplementing surgical treatments to improve your chances of improved function and successful pain relief.
If less invasive treatments fail to heal your elbow and relieve you of pain, Dr. Downing and Dr. Brereton may recommend surgical procedures for immediate and long-term relief. Your physician may recommend minimally invasive surgical procedures like arthroscopy, endoscopic cubital tunnel release, and other treatments for internal joint problems based on the extent of the damage.
Synergy Orthopedics Specialist Medical Group also offers elbow replacement procedures to introduce internal joint hinges for severe elbow arthritis resulting from wear and tear of grave elbow trauma. Dr. Brereton and Dr. Downing work with a specialized team focusing on delivering fully personalized elbow replacement surgery.
Other Services Offered at the Practice
Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group specializes in;
· Shoulder injuries
· Wrist injuries
· Hand injuries
· Regenerative orthopedics
· Non-operative orthopedics
· Sports medicine
In case of an elbow injury or elbow pain, contact Upper Extremity Specialists of Synergy Orthopedic Specialists Medical Group to book an appointment today.