Elbow Pain Treatments

Elbow Pain Treatments in Northern New Jersey

If your elbow pain limits your lifestyle and activities, get in touch with Dr. Thomas Ragukonis at Bergen Pain Management. Recognized as a NJ Top Doc, he offers patients across Northern New Jersey the chance to find long-term relief from their symptoms through state-of-the-art pain treatments. Get help with your injury or condition today at our conveniently located offices in Paramus, West New York, or Union.

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Elbow Conditions We Treat

The elbow is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body. When symptoms arise, Dr. Ragukonis is standing by with his extensive experience to treat a broad range of common elbow conditions, including the following:

Biceps Tendinopathy

Also called biceps tendinitis, this condition is characterized by inflammation in the upper bicep tendon. It is frequently the result of overuse in the workplace, weightlifting, or a sport involving frequent, rigorous throwing (e.g., baseball, softball, football). Symptoms include tenderness near the shoulder, a snapping sensation, and aching pain that radiates toward the elbow.

Elbow Arthritis

Elbow osteoarthritis results when the cartilage cushioning and protecting the elbow joint loses its durability and flexibility. It can no longer perform its function adequately, resulting in your elbow bones grinding painfully whenever you use the joint.

Elbow/Olecranon Bursitis

Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs found in joints throughout your body. Their purpose is to cushion and consistently lubricate the bone and tissue around them. Bursitis occurs when these sacs become inflamed due to injury or overuse. As excess fluid gradually accumulates in the damaged bursa, the elbow swells and grows painful to touch.

Little League Elbow

The inside of your elbow contains a growth plate that is far weaker than the ligaments and muscles attached to it. Repetitive overuse and stress to this plate can impact your bones’ growth and regeneration. The resulting condition, called little league elbow, is especially common in athletes who frequently throw, especially pitchers in baseball or softball.

Our Range of Elbow Pain Treatments

At Bergen Pain Management, Dr. Ragukonis takes a collaborative approach to the healing of elbow injuries or conditions and involves the patient in the decision-making process at every step. After accurately diagnosing the source of your elbow pain, Dr. Ragukonis may recommend any of the following treatments:

If conservative approaches fail to provide relief, Dr. Ragukonis may recommend surgery. He regularly collaborates with neurosurgeons and board-certified specialists and has connections with top surgical centers throughout the region. If surgery is necessary to achieve full relief, Dr. Ragukonis will refer you to a specialist who can provide the type of elbow surgery you require.

Find Relief for Your Elbow Pain in Northern New Jersey

If your elbow pain is interfering with your everyday function or enjoyment of life, contact Bergen Pain Management to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ragukonis. Serving patients across Northern New Jersey, he utilizes his expertise to form effective treatment plans from our locations in Paramus, West New York, and Union.

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