ELBOW PAIN TREATMENT GATESHEAD

Treating conditions such as tennis elbow, golfers elbow and triceps tendinopathy in Gateshead

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Elbow Pain Treatment Gateshead

Do you need private elbow pain treatment in Gateshead? Joint Care Clinics are HCPC-registered and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Society of Radiographers. We offer a one-stop clinic for consultation, diagnostic scans and treatment. We have joint care clinics across the UK, where this service is offered by highly experienced clinicians. We use an ultrasound diagnostic scanner to pinpoint the area of pain, for a more accurate diagnosis and tailor-made treatment

 

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Musculoskeletal issues?

If you are experiencing painful joints, muscles, tendons or ligaments please get in touch for a diagnostic scan and treatment

Elbow Pain Conditions

Elbow pain through an occupation, sports or hobbies is most common than arthritic elbow joint pain. This is due to repetitive and excessive overload of the tendons around the elbow leads to painful tendonitis. Degenerative arthritis (also known as osteoarthritis), rheumatoid arthritis or gouty arthritis are the other less common conditions for elbow joint pain.
Occupations involving repetitive use of the wrist and arm muscles are most likely to develop repetitive strain injuries, such as :

  •  Tennis elbow: Pain at the outer side of the elbow.
  • Golfers elbow: Pain at the inner side of the elbow.
  • Triceps tendinopathy: Pain over the tip of the elbow.

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"My name is Richard Kilty, I am the current captain of the British athletics team. World 60m champion, double European 60m champion & European 4x100m relay record holder. I have been using Ram Rachaputi for many years now. I have used many of his different treatments for my performance, injuries & general training recovery. I have always had huge success after seeing ram. He is truly world class at what he does. I will continue to work with ram all the way throughout my career and will be forever grateful for his precise and incredible work"

 

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Tendon problems are also common among sports professionals who play badminton, tennis, golf, cricket, and musical instruments.

A few examples of professionals prone to develop pain around elbow tendons are builders, butchers,  carpenters, chefs,  drummers, computer & keyboard users, engineers, housekeepers, plumbers, and painters.

Why Ultrasound Diagnosis and Treatment?

Our in-house high-resolution diagnostic ultrasound machine is an excellent diagnostic tool to diagnose the above problems.  Diagnostic ultrasound dynamic capability helps to assess the muscle/tendon/ligaments and nerve-related problems in a real-time environment.  That means we can assess the above structures when you are carrying out certain movements of the hand.

Ultrasound also guides the injection needle and accurately injects the problematic area and aspirates joint effusion or cysts before steroid shots.

 

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Common Elbow problems we can diagnose and treat

  • Common extensor tendon (Tennis Elbow) – Pain over the outer side of the elbow.
  • Common flexor tendon (Golfer Elbow)– Pain over the inner side of the elbow.
  • Olecranon bursitis, aspiration, and injection – Pain and lump over the elbow bone.
  • Elbow joint rheumatoid / osteoarthritis – Joint stiffness, pain, swelling.
  • Distal Biceps / Radio bicipital bursitis. – In front of the elbow joint.
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome/ Ulnar nerve problems. Diagnostic and therapeutic injection.
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Elbow Pain Treatment FAQS

How long does an elbow ultrasound guided injection take?

This will vary depending on the area and other factors, but an assessment, scan & ultrasound-guided injection will generally take around 60 minutes. Ultrasound-guided injection alone is done in a few seconds. Injection alone is carried out in a few seconds.

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Are elbow ultrasound guided injections painful?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimised by using local anaesthesia using a very fine small needle. Ram is experienced and carried out more than 30,000 Ultrasound guided injections so far. He routinely treats complex patients and patients with needle phobia, through the technique he developed through his experience.

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What is an ultrasound guided cortisone / Steroid / Corticosteroid injection?

A cortisone injection is also known as a Corticosteroid injection or steroid injection. This is a strong anti-inflammatory medication is used for many inflammatory and arthritis conditions to control pain, swelling, stiffness and improve function. Corticosteroid injections are NOT the same used by bodybuilders use. Corticosteroid injections do not cause weight gain.  To find out more please visit our ultrasound-guided steroid injections page from the ‘Types of Guided injection’ menu on the top.

Always, consider having the Steroid injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.

What is an ultrasound guided hyaluronic acid (HA) injection?

HA injection is also known as Gel injection or Lubricant injection. This viscosupplementation injection is a natural component of synovial fluid. This tends to increase joint fluid viscosity and restores the joint lubrication. Hence, acts as a shock absorber to control the joint /tendon symptoms. Limits the further damage to the joint and delays or avoids the need for the surgery. Aslo, helps to enjoy your daily activities or your preferred hobbies. To find out more please visit our  GUIDED ULTRASOUND HYALURONIC ACID INJECTIONS page from the ‘Types of Guided injection’ menu on the top.

These injections are very popular, especially for knee joint pain. Any number of injections can be taken in a given period, due to minimal or no side effects from these injections. Usually a course of 3 Injections are preferred, though some may do well just with an injection per year 9 we have patients managing just with 1/year.

What is an ultrasound guided PRP injection?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are rich in growth factors ( helps in repairing the cell and its growth)  and prepared from the patient’s own blood. Separated growth factors from the patients blood is injected back into the affected area of the same patient. Due to PRP’s  ability to heal and even regenerate injured or aging tendons, ligaments and joints, providing some patients with an alternative to surgery. PRP therapy may reduce the required healing time for the injuries ( especially for sports injuries and early Arthritis ); otherwise athletes/ sports professionals may require longer periods of rest from their sports related activities.  To read more please visit our Ultrasound Guided PRP page.

Always, consider having the PRP injections under ultrasound guidance for accuracy.

can I drive after an elbow pain injection?

You will not be able to drive immediately after the procedure. Bring someone with you Or use another form of transport to return home. This is mainly due to your driving license policy, rather than injection efficacy. Most motor insurance policies will not allow you to drive for 3-5 hours after injecting with Local Anesthesia.

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What should I expect after my elbow pain treatment?

After the injection, you may feel pain-free for a couple of hours due to Local anaesthesia. However, the pain returns after 2 hours, you may even feel more pain for couple of days due to bruising pain. Usually, you should starts feeling better from the third day onwards. Pain relief from the steroid injection may take 1 to 2 weeks.

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How can manage any bruising?

To alleviate discomfort caused by needle insertion, apply an ice pack (wrapped in a towel to prevent the risk of frostbite from direct skin contact) to the treatment area. Administer this therapy 3-4 times daily, with each session lasting 10-15 minutes.

Will I always be 100% pain free?

We can accurately inject the treatment area. However, pain relief depends on several factors, such as severity of the problem, body response to the steroid injection, rest period following an injection, rehabilitation and exposure to the risk factors.

How many injections can I receive?

Cortisone Steroid Injections: 3 or 4 per treatment per area per year.

Hyaluronic Acid: no limit as long as you are benefiting.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a course of 3, you can repeat as you like. 

What Elbow Conditions can be treated with ultrasound guided injections?

Ultrasound-guided injections can be utilised for various elbow conditions to provide targeted and accurate treatment. Some of the elbow conditions that can be treated with ultrasound-guided injections include:

  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): Ultrasound-guided injections can be employed to precisely deliver anti-inflammatory medications, such as corticosteroids, to the affected area around the lateral epicondyle to alleviate pain and inflammation associated with tennis elbow.
  • Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis): Similar to tennis elbow, ultrasound-guided injections can be used for golfer’s elbow to administer medication to the inflamed area around the medial epicondyle, reducing pain and promoting healing.
  • Olecranon Bursitis: Ultrasound guidance can assist in accurately injecting medication into the swollen bursa, helping to alleviate pain and inflammation associated with olecranon bursitis.
  • Joint Arthritis: Ultrasound-guided injections can target the affected joint space, providing relief by delivering corticosteroids or hyaluronic acid to reduce inflammation and improve joint function in cases of arthritis.
  • Ligament or Tendon Injuries: Conditions involving ligament or tendon injuries, such as strains or partial tears, may benefit from ultrasound-guided injections to deliver medications precisely to the injured area, promoting healing.
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Ultrasound-guided injections may be employed for conditions like cubital tunnel syndrome to target specific sites along the ulnar nerve, helping to alleviate compression and associated symptoms.
  • Joint Effusion or Synovitis: In cases of joint effusion or synovitis, ultrasound guidance can aid in accurately injecting medications into the joint space to reduce inflammation and improve joint function.

It’s important to note that the appropriateness of ultrasound-guided injections depends on the specific diagnosis and the assessment by the clinician. The use of ultrasound allows for real-time visualisation, increasing the precision and effectiveness of the injections for various elbow conditions.

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How long do elbow pain treatment injections last?

It is hard to determine without an assessment. It may be possible to estimate after assessing the patient. Usually, lasts up to 3 months. There are many patients who benefited for more than a year to 2 years. 

AREAS COVERED FOR ELBOW PAIN TREATMENT

We cover a wide area throughout the North East of England, we have many people travel to our clinic in Jesmond Newcastle from areas: Tyneside, Tynemouth, Gateshead, Hartlepool, Sunderland, Durham, Cumbria, Northumberland, Stockton on Tees, Darlington and Carlisle.