Conditions – Elbow Pain

Elbow pain is a common musculoskeletal complaint that can be caused by a variety of underlying causes, such as tendinitis, bursitis, fracture, or arthritis. This type of pain can significantly impact an individuals daytoday life, causing pain and discomfort that can impair activities of daily living such as eating, driving, and lifting. Furthermore, elbow pain can lead to limitations in recreational activities, such as sports, as well as decreased social participation due to the inability to engage in activities with friends and family.

At Purpose Physiotherapy, we are experienced in treating the following elbow conditions:

  • Dislocations
  • Golfers elbow
  • Hypermobility
  • Throwers elbow
  • Bicep tendon tears
  • Arthritis (osteoarthritis)
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Nerve pain
  • Postsurgery rehab
  • Tennis elbow
  • Dislocations

At our clinics in Thirroul and Woonona, Purpose Physiotherapy has a team of experienced physiotherapists and exercise physiologists that are experienced in treating elbow pain. Our approach to helping you overcome your elbow pain is as follows:

  1. Comprehensive assessment to determine both the diagnosis and the root causes (we may use imaging/scans where necessary).
  2. Tests and measurements to ensure we monitor progress and improvements.
  3. Holistic view of your entire body, including posture, alignment, mobility, strength, sleep, stress, nutrition and your nervous system.
  4. Treatment plan that relieves pain and targets the root causes, including massage, joint manipulation, dry-needling, exercise programs (core strength, Pilates and movement retraining) and education. This plan will specifically target your individual goals.
  5. Ongoing prevention options through clinical Pilates and small-group exercise.

By taking this approach, our team will get you not only moving with Purpose, but living with Purpose as well. 

Elbow Pain FAQ's

  • The most common causes of elbow pain are tendinitis, bursitis, fracture, or arthritis.
  • There are several ways to manage elbow pain, such as rest, ice or heat therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, and overthecounter medications. It is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
  • If left untreated, elbow pain can lead to longterm complications, such as reduced range of motion, decreased strength, and increased risk of injury. It is important to address the underlying cause of the elbow pain and seek appropriate treatment from a physiotherapist.
  • It is important to avoid activities that may aggravate your elbow pain, such as heavy lifting and repetitive motions. It is also important to modify activities as needed and to use proper form when engaging in physical activity.