elbow pain refers to pain or discomfort in your elbow. But if we consider the term medically, it also refers to stiffness in the joint that restricts its smooth movement. Elbow pain may also refer to numbness or tingling or general weakness in your elbow that radiates towards the upper or lower arm. Sometimes, the symptoms of an unhealthy elbow may show symptoms in the form of pain while making a fist or moving fingers. In any case, you must see an orthopaedic doctor to find out the root cause of your elbow pain and seek treatment accordingly.
In Hyderabad, Dr. Madhu Thumu offers the best treatment for elbow pain that may include rest, medicine, physiotherapy and surgery.
What Causes Elbow Pain?
The most common causes of elbow pain are traumas related to sports activities, improper gymming, and accidents. Many a time, overuse of the elbow joint, like in case of construction workers or sportspersons like a badminton player etc may lead to elbow osteoarthritis which can be quite painful in an advanced stage.
Where Can You Find Treatment For Elbow Pain?
Elbow pain should be brought under the care of an orthopaedician as soon as you notice the symptoms. Any elbow pain that persists beyond a period of 7 days is a symptom of an unhealthy elbow. You need to visit an orthopaedic doctor who specialises in joint pain in smaller joints and is experienced in dealing with sports injuries. In Hyderabad, Dr. Madhu Thumu offers the best treatment for elbow pain – both medicinal and surgical.
When Should You Seek Elbow Treatment?
Elbow pain should be brought under the care of an orthopaedician as soon as you notice the symptoms. If you are a sports person or you have an active gymming life or you lift weights regularly, you must see an orthopaedician at least twice a year even if you do not have any symptoms of elbow pain. A regular visit will make sure that if your elbow joint starts wearing off, you get treatment right from the beginning so that the condition does not worsen. In addition, if you have been diagnosed with arthritis, (which generally affects the hip and the knee first) you need to visit the doctor regularly.
For those who experience elbow pain suddenly, if the pain is bearable and does not seem to hamper regular activities, we suggest that you rest your elbow for a week. If it does not subside or returns after a few days, seek medical attention. In case you had a trauma like a fall or collision or a sudden pull or got into an accident or you see redness and swelling, visit a doctor immediately.
Please remember – any treatment will yield better results if the treatment starts when your health condition is still at its initial stage.
Surgery For Elbow Pain – Is It Really Required?
Well, unless you have suffered a dramatic injury that has broken the bones and ligaments or the cartilage in your elbow bones are totally worn off, surgery is not required. But if you do need surgery, there is nothing to worry about. Dr. Madhu Thumu has a good reputation in improving the condition of your elbow through surgery. In case you need an elbow replacement surgery, Dr. Madhu Thumu uses the latest state-of-art technology and high-quality imported implants. He ensures that you can get the best results after the surgery without compromising on your lifestyle as it were before the elbow pain set in.