Elbow Pain

Elbow pain is not usually a serious condition, but it can have a significant impact on your life since you use your elbows in most of your daily activities. The elbow joint is quite complex, including multiple bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments which help you flex and extend your arm, as well as rotate your hand and forearm.

Because so many movements occur at the elbow, it is prone to overuse injuries. Most of these are a result of repetitive stress movements of the elbow, wrist or hand from activities such as golf, tennis, writing, typing, painting, carpentry and so on.

Common Symptoms

  • Local pain and tenderness
  • Pain may increase with certain movements
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion
  • Reduced strength when lifting or gripping
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in the forearm and/or hand

Common Conditions That Cause Elbow Pain

  • Internal Scar Tissue

    Internal Scar Tissue is a thick, tough, fibrous material that the body creates to quickly repair a damaged tissue such as muscles and tendons. It can build up in any area of the body where there has been internal and/or external damage. Internal Scar tissue is a very common cause of recurring or chronic pain after sport or work injuries, after surgery and it also often intermixes with Osteoarthritis.

    Visit our Internal Scar Tissue Page to learn more.

  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)

    Inflammation and pain at the point where the muscle tendons of the forearm attach to the bone of the inner elbow. The muscles can be strained with activities such as with swinging a golf club, but many other repetitive motions can cause this condition including playing tennis, typing, writing or carrying groceries.
    Visit our Golfer’s Elbow Page to learn more.

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

    Inflammation at the point where the muscle tendons attach to the bone of the outside elbow. Although the name implies that playing tennis is the cause, many other common repetitive motions can result in tennis elbow.
    Visit our Tennis Elbow Page to learn more.

  • Elbow Sprain

    Damage to the ligaments surrounding the elbow joint caused by trauma such as a fall on an outstretched arm or hyperextension.

  • Olecranon (Elbow) Bursitis

    Irritation and swelling of the olecranon bursa, a fluid filled sac that normally reduces friction between bone and skin. A trauma or repetitive stress injury can irritate the bursa, causing it to swell, sometimes to the size of a golf ball.

  • Stiff Elbow (Frozen Elbow)

    Stiff elbow, also referred to as frozen elbow, can be caused by an elbow injury, arthritis, or infection. The most common symptoms are reduced range of motion in the elbow and sometimes forearm rotation, and pain when moving the elbow. A stiff elbow can sometimes even be painful to the touch.

Cold Laser Therapy Elbow Pain Treatment: Step 1

Cold Laser Therapy for Elbow Pain

Decreases Inflammation: Speeds up the body’s natural inflammation phase and induces the repair phase of healing.

Removes Internal Scar Tissue: Inhibits and removes Internal Scar Tissue that naturally forms from injury or repetitive strain, causing discomfort and a delay in healing.

Cold Laser Therapy Elbow Pain Treatment: Step 2

Regenerates Muscle Tissue: Transfers light energy to the affected cells of muscle, regenerating and strengthening damaged muscle tissue to prevent future injury.

Activates Cartilage Production: Promotes the natural cartilage growth process by increasing the production of cellular energy (ATP).

Cold Laser Therapy Elbow Pain Treatment: Step 3

Accelerates Bone Repair: Simulates the bone cells to replicate and produce new healthy bone tissue.

Nerve Regeneration: Helps damaged nerves to recover by growing the neural network and repairing vital insulation around the nerve.

Stimulates Blood Flow: Increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients required for healing of the affected cells.

Visit our Cold Laser Therapy page to learn more about how the treatment works.