Elbow Pain Physiotherapy Westmead

Suffering from elbow pain can be both frustrating and debilitating, making it challenging to enjoy your daily activities or perform routine household tasks. At Westmead Clinic, we have expertise in providing top-quality Elbow pain treatment. Our method is designed to pinpoint the root cause of your Elbow pain, offering tailored solutions and preventive measures to help you return to your daily routine with confidence. Discover Recovery Rehab your Elbow pain Physio near you.

Manage Elbow Pain with Recovery Rehab Physio

Elbow pain is a prevalent condition that arises when the joint connecting your upper arm bone to your forearm, your elbow becomes painful.Our method is designed to pinpoint the root cause of your Elbow pain, offering tailored solutions and preventive measures to help you return to your daily routine with confidence. The elbow primarily performs two key movements: bending and straightening, involving the humerus and ulna. Overuse often leads to common injuries at the elbow, such as tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow.

At Recovery RehabWestmead, our physio frequently encounters two prevalent elbow injuries: Tennis Elbow which is a condition marked by pain and swelling on the outer side of the elbow, commonly triggered by excessive use of the muscles and tendons in the forearm.

Referred pain in the elbow can stem from various structures in the neck, shoulder, and upper arm.

Our Clinic provides care for Elbow pain sufferers in the local Westmead area as well as the surrounding suburbs of Parammata, Mayshill, Wentworthville, and Sevenhills.Other Elbow pain and related conditions Our Westmead physiotherapist can assist with

  • Olecranon bursitis

  • Fractured radial head

  • Golfer’s elbow

  • Posterior dislocation of the elbow joint

  • Ulnar nerve compression at the elbow

  • Hyperextension injury

  • Medial collateral sprain of the elbow

What Causes Elbow Joint Pain ?

  • Injuries: Accidents, falls, or overuse can lead to injuries, such as rotator cuff tears or dislocations.

  • Bursitis, often called “popeye elbow,” occurs when the fluid-filled sacs, known as bursae, which cushion and protect your joints, become inflamed or irritated. Inflammation of the bursae in your elbow can lead to discomfort and pain in the elbow region.

  • Arthritis: Conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis can result in Elbow pain and stiffness.

  • Nerve Compression: Pinched nerves in the neck or upper back can radiate pain into the Elbow.

  • Tendonitis: Inflammation of the tendons can cause pain, especially with repetitive movements.

  • Fibromyalgia: Frequently confused with arthritis, fibromyalgia is a different disorder that typically causes joint pain along with fatigue.

What are the Symptoms of Elbow Pain ?

  • Pain: One of the primary indicators is the persistent, aching, or sharp discomfort within the Elbow joint or nearby regions.

  • Limited Range of Motion: Many individuals with Elbow pain in Sydney have trouble in lifting their arm, reaching, or performing everyday tasks due to restricted mobility in the Elbow joint.

  • Heightened discomfort when applying pressure to your elbow.

  • Noticeable swelling in the vicinity of your elbow.

  • Challenges in fully extending or utilizing your arm.

Assessment for Elbow Pain Physiotherapy at Westmead

At Recovery Rehab, Westmead, Principal Physiotherapist Sujanya Iyengar, begins the assessment process for Elbow Pain by attentively listening and setting clear treatment goals. She starts by doing a whole-body assessment from head-to-toe of nerves, muscles, joints, spine, flexibility, and strength to identify any underlying biomechanical problems. She then compiles a comprehensive list of potential causes and systematically tests each one to determine the most effective treatment, aiming for substantial improvement (30-50%). Ultimately, she identifies the primary contributing factor, often referred to as the ‘driver,’ in the patient’s condition.

This enables her to create a tailored treatment plan to relieve your Elbow pain and improve your functional mobility.

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Our Physiotherapisttailor’s various treatments based on the assessment and test results to alleviate pain and maintain function effectively. These treatments encompass:

  • Employing joint mobilization techniques to enhance joint alignment and minimize the risk of impingement.

  • Implementing strengthening and stabilizing exercises, both in the treatment room and as part of home care, which play a crucial role in this phase.

  • Advising on activity modification for daily routines and work activities.

Utilizing extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) which involves using a medical device to deliver shockwaves through the skin to the affected area of the body, with the goal of improving blood flow and facilitating the recovery of injured tissues.

At our Clinic we adopt Recovery Rehab Treatment Plan a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach, drawing from specialized areas like Physiotherapy (Ridgway Method), Craniosacral therapy, and Visaral manipulation. Our treatments encompass specific modalities ranging from Myofascial Release, Dermo-Neuro Modulation, and Trigger Point Dry needling to Lymphatic Drainage and Immune System Boost.

As part of the recovery rehab process, we actively involve clients in homework, exercises, and strategies to support their recovery at home. Our primary objective is to provide enduring relief and enhance your overall quality of life. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment and take the first step toward an Elbow that’s free from pain.

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