If you’re experiencing pain in your elbow, it means you’re likely an active individual. Generally speaking, stress and strain on the elbow comes from overuse, which usually means any pain is caused by sport or strenuous work activity. While it’s always good to keep active no matter your age, it’s still important to make sure you are balancing your lifestyle with your health.
Your elbow is responsible for allowing you to throw, lift, and swing objections. Without a functioning elbow, your range of movement would be severely reduced and your life would be dramatically changed for the worse. Pain can occur for a variety of reasons, including but not limited to:
- Dislocated elbow
- Fractured elbow
- Strains and sprains
- Tendonitis, or tennis elbow – swelling in your tendons
- Cubital tunnel syndrome – nerves trapped in your elbow, causing numbness
WHAT TO DO WHEN EXPERIENCING PROLONGED ELBOW PAIN
If you are experiencing any of the above, or any pain in your elbow that doesn’t seem to go away, this may be a sign of something serious. You can try to relieve the pain temporarily with certain home aids such as the RICE therapy (rest, ice, compression, elevation), which helps to take the stress off your elbow, but a doctor’s visit is essential in putting an end to your pain for good.
If you have elbow pain that shows no signs of disappearing, don’t delay in contacting us at Colorado Medical Solutions to find out the best treatment and pain relief solutions for you.