Elbow Injury Treatment For Athletes & More

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Elbow injury treatment doesn’t have to be complicated – Allied makes it simple.

Elbow Injury Treatment For Athletes & More

Elbow injuries are common for those who are active in sports or have jobs that create repetition in the use of their arm. Are you or a loved one currently experiencing elbow pain due to a sports or work-related injury? Perhaps you don’t know that you’ve been injured – because there was no traumatic moment that brought you the pain or discomfort you’re experiencing. As part of the Allied Physicians of Michiana, Allied Bone and Joint would like to offer you elbow injury treatment for athletes and all who are experiencing elbow pain.

When it comes to elbow injuries, there are many different reasons that one may develop the injury. From repetitive throwing, falling down, to motions that cause stress and pressure on the elbow over time. Some people may develop osteoporosis and arthritis causing pain in the elbows.

When Is Elbow Injury Treatment Necessary

In most cases with elbow injuries, you will always need treatment – even if that means to just rest your elbow. The most common elbow injuries include:

  • Overuse
  • Age
  • Flexor Tendonitis
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
  • Valgus Extension Overload

When you meet with your orthopedic doctor, they will assess the severity of your injury. In some cases, we are able to take the non-surgical approach. Common non-surgical treatments involve:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications (both steroid and nonsteroidal)
  • Rest
  • Brace Use
  • Equipment and Position Check (sports related)

If after a length of time attempting the non-surgical approach has yet to reduce pain in the elbow, a surgical approach may be necessary. Fortunately, Allied Bone and Joint have innovative techniques and the latest technology to give you the fastest recovery possible.

Arthroscopic surgery is less-invasive than traditional surgery, and has become popular with many professional athletes. As an outpatient procedure, a patient is normally home within a few hours after surgery is completed.

During arthroscopic surgery, surgeons attach a miniature camera to the arthroscope to gain the ability to view the interior of the joint through a very small incision, rather than a large incision. When indicated, corrective surgery is performed with specially designed instruments.

Other surgeries that may be required due to the specific condition of the elbow joint include:

  • UCL reconstruction
  • Ulnar nerve anterior transposition
  • General open surgery

For more information on how Allied Bone and Joint can inform you further on elbow injury treatment, request an appointment online or give us a call at one of our 2 locations. We look forward to helping you put your life in motion.

Call our South Bend Office at (574) 247-4667 or

Call our Plymouth Office at (574) 540-2500