All Patients of Dr. Burke Orthopedics: Due to an unexpected medical issue, Dr. Burke will not be in the office treating patients until August 29th, 2022. All surgeries will be postponed until September 27th, 2022. Our staff will continue seeing patients in our offices and taking care of any needs outside of Dr. Burke’s care in his absence. We do apologize for this inconvenience and urge you to reach out to our staff if you have any questions or concerns. If you have been scheduled for surgery within this timeframe and feel you cannot wait for treatment, please, contact our office as soon as possible so we can assist you in obtaining a new surgeon capable of completing your treatment. We look forward to continuing to provide our patients with exceptional orthopedic care until Dr. Burke’s return.
Our Pearland office will reopen tomorrow, 2/19/2021, for normal business hours 8:30am to 5pm.

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can cause discomfort and tenderness to the surrounding muscles ligaments and tendons of the arm. Most causes of elbow pain are related to overuse and strain. Prolonged pain or limited range of movement and arm weakness or additional issues such as trauma, bursitis or arthritis can signify a need for immediate orthopedic care.

What Causes Elbow Pain?

Elbow pain can vary from minor to severe depending on the extent of the injury or issue that is present. The most common causes of elbow pain are strain, overuse, trauma to the joint, and sports related injuries. Conditions that may be the source of the elbow pain might be, but are not limited to: 

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How to Help Elbow Pain

Dealing with chronic elbow pain can be hard to manage when immediate medical treatment or relief is unavailable. At-home treatments are not the answer to removing the pain but may aid in providing temporary relief until the proper medical treatment can be provided. Here are some quick and easy suggestions you can try at home to reduce the discomfort until you are able to visit an orthopedic doctor.

  • Rest and elevation of the area
  • Apply a heating pad or warm compress
  • Reduce swelling by applying a compression bandage
  • Apply ice for 10-15 minutes a few times a day
  • Protect the area from further injury

At-home treatment is not meant to remove all pain or replace the care provided by a medical professional. If you believe your chronic elbow pain is more serious, consult Dr. Burke Orthopedics, who is trained in caring for chronic elbow pain conditions.

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