We don’t think about our elbows much, but we use them every hour of our day-to-day lives. And those of us who engage in sports like golf, tennis, or swimming rely on strong and mobile elbows to enjoy those activities. Fortunately, compared to other joints that carry our weight around all day, elbows don’t cause many of us problems. But when pain, limited range of motion, or swelling strike, Physical Medicine of Oklahoma has many pain relief procedures to assist the healing process to return normal function and comfort to a patient.
If you're suffering from elbow pain, tendonitis, golfers, or tennis elbow and you're in the greater OKC area - come in for a free consultation and let's get you out of pain!
Simple overuse injuries may respond to physiotherapy treatments available at Physical Medicine of Oklahoma. Cryotherapy (use of intense cold), ultrasound, and electrical stimulation all create a beneficial healing environment. We often add nutritional consultations, lifestyle changes, and exercise recommendations to assist healing and return full functionality to elbows — and all the other joints as well.
Tennis Elbow Treatment Options
Chiropractic care helps restore the correct balance and alignment to the body, eliminating stress on elbows. We have another technique called Function Muscle Restoration (FMR), which enables us to free up muscles and restore the correct range of motion to any joints. In the case of sprains, strains, and tendonitis that may be affecting an elbow, FMR has much to offer.
Advanced Treatment Options for Elbow Pain
In some cases, a painful elbow may yield to very simple treatments. But other cases are more stubborn. The cause of swelling or pain may exist deep in the joint, resulting from damage to the bone, tendons, or ligaments. We have had much success even with these stubborn situations of elbow pain. We are very pleased to offer our community advanced treatment options that help alleviate pain in elbows and many other joints and structures in the body.
We have chosen two of the most intensely healing natural substances to help our patients with elbow pain. They are platelet-rich plasma and Wharton's jelly. Both these methods of treatment utilize the most powerful and healing cells the human body creates. Using these natural substances for treatment means that many of our patients can avoid steroid injections and surgery.
In your blood, the smallest and most actively - healing cells are the platelets. For this treatment, we obtain some of our patient’s own blood and create a high concentration of platelets in plasma. This platelet-rich plasma is then injected into the affected area. This rich infusion of healing cells accelerates cellular repairs and helps reduce inflammation. The use of this treatment to help professional athletes return to the field or court faster has brought it to greater public attention.
Wharton’s jelly*, a structural tissue allograft to be applied directly to the site of the defect using a syringe. Application of Wharton’s jelly* has shown to improve capacity for daily activities by decreasing pain and inflammation, all by improving soft tissue strength and integrity.
Wharton’s jelly* provides a natural source for long chain-hyaluronic acid and other proteins that are beneficial for joint lubrication and movement. It contains a high concentration of growth factors, proteins, and cytokines that contribute to the regenerative process by signaling the body’s own cells to the site of the defect.
By supplementing the defect with Wharton’s jelly*, our goal is to use this structural tissue supplement as a non-invasive alternative to surgery.
If you or a loved one are suffering from elbow pain in Oklahoma City, Edmond, or any nearby area, call us today at (405) 726-2727 to schedule a free consultation. We will determine which one of our treatment options will be best for your specific condition.
*The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has defined this product as being regulated by the FDA as a human tissue product subject to Section 361 of the Public Health Service Act and 21 CFR 1271. The product is a minimally manipulated umbilical cord allograft that is intended for homologous use only. CMS has described muscle and cartilage tears as examples of homologous use.