Elbow Pain Body Works Physiotherapy North Vancouver

Elbow Pain

The elbow is a complex joint and has a few combined movements that allow the elbow to do so many great things for us!

The elbow is basically formed by the connection in the arm where the 3 bones meet together to form a hinge like joint.

The 3 bones of the elbow are:

  • Humerus
  • Ulna
  • Radius

Elbow pain can come commonly from overuse, poor posture, or sporting injuries or falls. Often there can be tightness in the elbow area from overuse of the hands and with overuse of computers and driving for example. If one side of the elbow is tight, it can put stress on the other side of the elbow and create elbow pain.

Common problems leading to elbow pain include:

  • Tennis elbow, otherwise called Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Golfers elbow, otherwise called Medical Epicondylitis
  • Other tendonitis problems
  • Joint sprain/fractures
  • Other elbow and shoulder/wrist injuries

The Elbow

We perform a detailed assessment to see where your problem comes from. Often elbow pain can be related to shoulder problems, neck problems or wrist problems as well. After a thorough assessment, we can get to the root cause of your elbow pain. Then we can tailor a treatment program individualized for you to help you resolve elbow pain, move better and get stronger and back to sport and function!

Some of the physiotherapy treatment techniques we use include manual therapy, intramuscular stimulation (IMS), acupuncture, therapeutic ultrasound and exercise.

Contact us for more details.