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What are the treatments of Elbow pain?

  1. Medication:

Using anti inflammatory medications which provides varying results from one patient to the other and typically gives short term relief and is ineffective with others.

  1. Physiotherapy:

Performing some physiotherapy exercises with a specialist. This may provide a relief of pain after many sessions. This could be ineffective and some patients do not prefer this type of long course treatment.

  1. Pain Killers and Exercise:

This approach relies on using painkillers combined with stretching exercises and waiting for the pain to improve. This may show an effect within 1 to 6 months.

  1. Surgical Intervention:

Some patients resort to surgery to end the severe pain. This approach has varying results according to the cause and severity of the pain and carries the common risks associated with any surgery or undergoing general anesthesia.

  1. Localized pain management injection without image guidance:

This technique relies on injecting certain medication to the pain area at a doctor’s clinic (not radiologist) to relieve the pain. This approach may result in many complications due to the fact that the doctor can’t see where he injected the medication, so he may inject the wrong spot without any benefit and sometimes even causes even more pain and discomfort to the patient. Statistic accurate localization of painful spot is about 10-30%.

  1. Localized pain management injection with ultrasound guidance (our preferred method of administrating the medication):

This is a modern, advanced, non surgical treatment technique that relies on injecting specific medication accurately into the area of inflammation under ultrasound guidance. Using an accurate, effective, safe and non invasive technique, make us achieve better results in terms of pain relief/management. Statistic accuracy rate is about 95-99%.

happens due to an injury/trauma. The ligament/s tear could be either partial or complete and the amount of pain associated with it worsens with the number of ligaments torn and whether they’re partially or completely torn.

What is ultrasound guided injection of Elbow pain?

This technique uses FDA approved medication, which is injected, directly into the pain area under ultrasound guidance. This technique has the following benefits:

Helps the radiologist to accurately identify the inflamed tendon or bursa, which is important to confirm the clinical examination.

Allows the radiologist to accurately localize and effectively administer the medicine to one or more compartments of the painful area “if necessary” resulting in better and faster pain relief.

The patient benefits the most by having the medication in the right spot without pain or complications.