Elbow Pain Specialist
The elbow is a complex hinge joint, allowing for flexion and extension, as well as rotation of the forearm. Elbow pain is usually related to overuse, in sports related injuries, such as golf, baseball and tennis. Acute injuries such as tears, sprains, and osteoarthritis are less common. The elbow is more resistant to wear and tear than many other joints. Repetitive injuries (medial and lateral epicondylitis) are the most common causes of elbow pain.
Other causes may include:
- Ligament Sprains and Tears
- Pitcher’s Elbow
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Treating Your Elbow Pain
Conservative therapy remains a mainstay for elbow pain. This can involve rest, anti-inflammatories, and various physical therapy modalities (including ice/heat application, TENS, and ultrasound therapy). However, in refractory cases, regenerative therapies can be quite useful. These may include Platelet Rich Plasma and A2M (alpha 2 macroglobulin) therapy. Tendon tears and intra-articular conditions however would be more amenable to Regenerative Cell or Exosome therapy, to aid in healing of the joint abnormality.
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We offer free consultations for regenerative treatments such as PRPS & Regenerative Cell Therapy
Diagnosing Your Elbow Pain
The history and physical examination will lead to a proper diagnosis in a majority of cases. However, X-ray and MRI studies may be necessary. Todd Koppel, MD has had years of experience utilizing various techniques to lead to the proper diagnosis of elbow pain.
"Dr. Koppel was able to help resolve an over-training issue I've been dealing with for months. The doctor and his staff are welcoming and professional. I'd recommend them to anyone looking at non-surgical options for joint issues."
"After years of hip and leg pain, Dr. Koppel used PRP injections on both my hip and leg. The pain is now gone. Plasma rich protein is safe and effective. Dr. Koppel is an expert at getting to the root of the pain and eliminating it. I am eternally grateful to Dr. Koppel for his expertise and kindness."
"Dr. Koppel is a very caring and compassionate Doctor. He is always available by phone for questions and concerns. The well-being of his patients is his top priority. I am feeling so much better from the treatment he did. I would highly recommend him"