Does your elbow creak when you straighten it? Is there pain at your elbow? For thorough elbow pain treatment in Manchester, Dr. Vipul Dua is the doctor to see. Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. is a highly skilled and top orthopedic surgeon and is someone who takes a personal interest in your wellness. He treats patients on an individual basis and believes in exploring the use of conservative treatments prior to surgical intervention. His practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may rapidly return to activity. Our professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. Dr. Dua offers comprehensive treatments to many orthopedic problems including robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery, minimally invasive surgery (arthroscopy), primary hip and knee reconstruction or replacement, partial knee replacement, hip and knee revision surgery, shoulder surgery including rotator cuff repair, fracture surgery, and arthritis management.
The elbow joint is a synovial hinge joint. Three bones are involved in the articulation of the joint: the distal end of the humerus and proximal ends of the radius and ulna. Similar to other hinge joints articular surfaces are reciprocally shaped, there are strong collateral ligaments and muscles are grouped at the sides so not to impede movement. There are two predominant causes of elbow osteoarthritis – primary and post-traumatic. For proper elbow pain treatment in Manchester, Dr. Dua first assesses which type of elbow osteoarthritis you present. Primary osteoarthritis is uncommon and associated with those who take part in excessive sport or manual work. It is most commonly seen in the dominant arm. Patients complain of pain the end of range of motion for both flexion and extension. Any trauma to the elbow joint could lead to post-traumatic osteoarthritis. Abnormal movements of a joint are thought to cause arthritic changes. Following trauma, the joint doesn’t move correctly and patients tend to report pain and a crackling sound associated with movements of flexion and extension or forearm rotation.
In most cases, elbow pain treatment in Manchester is non-surgical for both forms of osteoarthritis of the elbow. Medicine management can include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory analgesia and intra-articular corticosteroid injections. Some patients find sleeves or compression bandages useful for comfort and support. In more serious cases, Dr. Dua may suggest surgery, but not until all non-invasive treatments have not resolved the condition. For a thorough examination to determine if you have osteoarthritis of the elbow, and to discuss the treatment that is right for you, give Dr. Dua a call today.