Elbow Pain Specialist

Feel Good Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, NY

Chronic or severe elbow pain can reduce the range of motion in your joints and diminish your quality of life. If you experience debilitating elbow pain, Gregory Trakhtenberg, MPT, and his team offer numerous holistic solutions to relieve your pain at Feel Good Physical Therapy in the Sheepshead Bay area of Brooklyn, New York. Schedule an appointment over the phone or online to learn more about elbow pain treatment options.

Elbow Pain

What is elbow pain?

Elbow pain is a feeling of discomfort at the joint where your forearm meets your upper arm. You may notice:

  • Mild, moderate, or severe pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Stabbing or shooting pain
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Decreased range of motion 

Elbow discomfort might result from a sports injury, fall, or other types of trauma. If your pain doesn’t subside after a few days or is severe, see Dr. Trakhtenberg and his team for an evaluation.

What causes elbow pain?

Numerous conditions can lead to elbow pain. It might result from arthritis, fractures, bursitis, a broken bone, dislocation, sprains, tendinitis, trapped nerves, golfer’s elbow, or tennis elbow. Overuse from sports or jobs with repetitive hand motions are also common causes of elbow pain.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of elbow pain?

To find the root cause of elbow pain and develop a personalized treatment plan, Dr. Trakhtenberg and his team review your symptoms and medical history. He examines your elbow and might recommend blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, or other imaging procedures to diagnose your condition and create a treatment plan.

What are my elbow pain treatment options?

Dr. Trakhtenberg customizes elbow pain treatment based on your individualized needs. He might recommend:

RICE therapy

RICE treatment includes rest, ice, compression, and elevation. In the case of certain minor injuries, RICE treatment alone might eliminate elbow pain without further intervention.

Physical therapy

Dr. Trakhtenberg helps you complete exercises and stretches to strengthen your elbow joint and surrounding tissues to eliminate pain and reduce your risk of future injuries.

Massage therapy

During massage therapy, your provider uses a variety of manual manipulation techniques, which might include osteopathic manipulative therapy (OMT). Massage can accelerate healing, relieve tight muscle tissues, and reduce musculoskeletal pain. Massage also helps diminish stress or anxiety. 

Therapeutic ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound uses ultrasound energy to accelerate healing in tendons, muscles, ligaments, and joints without pain or downtime.

Cold laser therapy

Cold laser therapy uses low-intensity light energy to stimulate cell regeneration and healing naturally.

Kinesio® Taping

Kinesio tape is a strong, flexible tape your therapist strategically places near an injury to support tissues without restricting movement. It stimulates healthy circulation, promotes tissue healing, and can prevent re-injury. 

Bracing or casting

Wearing a brace or cast can reduce pain and restrict your range of motion while an elbow injury heals.

Don’t live with elbow pain that prevents you from enjoying your favorite everyday activities. Schedule an appointment with the experts at Feel Good Physical Therapy by phone or online today.