Your Elbow Pain

Arthritis in the elbow joint can be caused by many factors including life-style, genetics or a significant impact to the elbow and elbow joint. No matter the cause the resulting pain in the elbow, stiffness in the joint or swelling and limited range of movement can be detrimental to your quality of life.

What is causing my elbow pain?

Primary & Secondary Osteoarthritis

Dull aches and stiffness? Arthritis in the elbow joint can be caused by many factors including simple wear and tear of the joint’s cartilage or any loss of cartilage due to outside factors such as infection or rheumatoid arthritis. As the cartilage wears away, bone can begin to rub against bone which is both painful and will restrict the full range of movement of the elbow.

Trauma to the Elbow

As with osteoarthritis, pain and loss of motion are the likely outcomes of PTOA.   However, significant trauma of the elbow can often cause lasting damage to the joint. This can come from either a fall, involving an outstretched hand, or manual labour, involving hammering or another repetitive motion.

Tennis Elbow

From mild discomfort to swelling and tenderness, tennis elbow can affect sleep and will impact your day-to-day activities. Repetitive and overuse of the tendons on the outside of the elbow (gripping or twisting actions) can cause them to become inflamed as they rub against the bone on the outside of the joint.

Golfer’s Elbow

Although similar in both treatment and pain, golfer’s elbow affects the areas on the inside of the joint and can lead to a weakened grip, swelling and difficulty when picking up or handling heavy objects.

Total Elbow Replacement Complications

Pain or a loosening of a Total Elbow Replacement (TER) can come from a multitude of reasons including early wear from individuals using walking aids and bony deformities which have compromised the insertion of the stemmed components from a TER.

Elbow Joint Pain

Pain within the elbow pain is often caused by overuse and factors such as sports choice, your hobbies and repetitive tasks in the work place can influence the cause and elbow pain type you experience. Although less prone to wear-and-tear than other joints, a tear or loss of cartilage due to infection, elbow tendinitis or elbow arthritis will eventually cause pain in the elbow joint in addition to dull ache and stiffness.

In some causes, complications from a Total Elbow Replacement or total elbow arthroplast can see complications if walking aids are used or bone deformities lead to early wear and can result in elbow pain the patient.

The LRE System’s effect on elbow pain

LRE System patients can testify to the reduction of pain. A patient in Belgium noted that neither physiotherapy or injections into the joint helped with their pain and it was only when introduced to the LRE System that the elbow pain was addressed. This reduction in elbow pain was seen by Dr. Giuseppe Giannicola who stated that the LRE System,  “relieves pain, allows the recovery of elbow functions and preserves [it’s] stability”. Read more testimonials here.


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