August
12
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Orthopedics and Traumatology

Pain in the elbows: Causes and Treatment

pain in the elbow articulation is very common and is caused by many reasons.It may not necessarily be a disease of the joints and surrounding soft tissue and pathology sheynogrudnogo spine, brachial plexus.Risk of late detection at the elbow causes pain is that the treatment will be longer, and may process takes a chronic course.The result - a malfunction, because the elbow is important for the functioning of the entire upper extremity.

Content

  • 1 Epicondylitis external or internal epicondyle shoulder ("tennis elbow" or "elbow golfer»)
  • 2 Deforming osteoarthritis of the elbow
  • 3 Inflammatory diseases
  • 4 ulnar tunnel syndrome
  • 5 neuritis of the ulnar nerve
  • 6 bursitis olecranon
  • 7 osteochondrosis, intervertebral hernia
  • 8 Injuries of the elbow
  • 9 Arthropathy Charcot (Charcot foot)
  • 10 Hemophilia
  • 11 Synovial chondromatosis
  • 12 Diffuse fasciitis disease (Shulman)
  • 13 Swelling of the elbow
  • 14 Principles of treatment of pain in the elbow

This disease,arising from overload.The most common cause - the same kind of repetitive movements: working in the country, exercise, control your computer's mouse, any mechanism requiring voltage flexor or extensor muscles of the hand.Characterized by pain on palpation of the tendon attachment points of muscles and pain with active flexion (internal epicondylitis) or its extension (external).The pain may continue down the forearm.Movement in the elbow joint, generally not limited.

Treatment:

Isolated disease is rare except for post-traumatic osteoarthritis.Basically elbows are affected when polyarthrosis.The pain worried when the load on the arm carrying.It is also characteristic limitation of movement, a crunch in joints, and later - its deformation.As the disease progresses the pain is almost constant, nagging.

Treatment:

elbow joint may be exposed to inflammatory changes in rheumatoid arthritis, gout, psoriasis, infectious arthritis.Man feels the pain in the joint, aggravated by movement them, as well as at night.He tries to keep his hand in a half-bent position to alleviate the condition, resulting in stiffness developing.In addition to the pain bothers stiffness after a period of rest, hot skin joint redness.When gout formed nodules on the elbows - tophi.

Treatment:

This pathology develops due to compression of the ulnar nerve in its passage into the groove of the elbow bone.Causes of compression may be different (injuries, frequent flexion and extension of the elbow, the bony growths - osteophytes end of the humerus).The pain starts from the elbow and forearm continues, giving the 4th and 5th fingers.At the same time concerned about the numbness of the skin at the site.The doctor conducts a diagnostic test - hits the hammer on the ulnar groove, the patient appears tingling or cross forearm to the little finger.

Treatment:

Causes inflammation of the ulnar nerve diverse - trauma, hypothermia, rubbing it on the bone with valgus deformity of the joint.Pain in the elbow aching, numb 4th and 5th fingers of the hand, reduced strength in them.

Treatment:

At the top of the elbow joint has a subcutaneous pouch filled with synovial fluid.After trauma or constant friction in the area on the table, objects, as well as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, this bag can become inflamed.Diagnosing Bursitis is easy: you can easily notice the rounded education in the joint at the hand bent at the elbow, it has a soft consistency, maloboleznennoe.If purulent bursitis, there is pain, redness of the skin over education, swelling.

Treatment:

If the hernia or protrusion formed in a segment of ThI-ThII or C5-C6 (in the lower cervical and thoracic spinal column) can be confusing pain in the elbow because of the infringement of the nerve roots.The pain is usually burning or aching, independent of the load.If you try to bend the arm at the elbow there is a weakness, impaired sensitivity of the skin of the forearm.

Treatment:

first conducted a comprehensive conservative treatment: physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamins, paravertebral blockade with anesthetics, glucocorticoids, hondroprotektorami.With the ineffectiveness
conducted surgery on the spine.

They include injury, dislocation of forearm, multiple bone fractures, forming the joint, tendon rupture biceps.
If the injury you notice nagging pain, swelling, joint deformation, or the surrounding areas, restriction or springy motion in the elbow, consult a doctor.You may need X-rays to confirm the diagnosis.

Treatment:

This pathology can affect the joints (both 2-3 joints), including the elbow, with systemic diseases such as syringomyelia, spinal cord injury, amyelotrophy (late stage of syphilis), diabetes mellitus.Disturbed innervation and dystrophic changes in the tissues of the elbow joint.It swells, turns red, becomes unstable and deforms.Suffers motor function.Worried the pain, however, it gradually subsides due to violation of nerve conduction.

Treatment:

This disease is known to be bad blood clotting, and even minor injury may occur in the joint hemorrhage.The elbow joint is no exception.Due to filling the cavity with blood appears arching pain, an increase in the volume of joint, limitation of movement in it.It is irritating to shell joint, leading to chronic synovitis.

Treatment:

Synovial chondromatosis - a disease of the cartilage tissue, which interferes with the formation of cartilage in the joint cavity formed loose fragments of cartilage.Develop the disease in childhood, manifested bone deformities, short arms and legs.The elbow joint pain occurs in flexion and extension, the joint becomes inflamed due to the constant irritation of the synovial membrane cartilage cells.Then the pain had become constant, joint swells, it becomes stiffness.

Treatment:

only surgery is to remove the cartilaginous bodies.Most often performed arthroscopic - surgery through small punctures.

It is a disease of the connective tissue.The fascia - film covering periarticular muscles, formed by a chronic inflammatory process.Palpable seal under the skin, and skin do shoulder and arm reminiscent of orange peel.In addition to pulling pain in the elbow, it loses its mobility.

Treatment:

Therapy diffuse fasciitis is more effective when it is detected early.

first pain may appear and disappear on their own.But then the pain becomes constant, worse at night, it is difficult to receive analgesics.In addition to pain, you can find so-called small signs of cancer - weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue, slight fever.As the tumor or it can be palpable noticeable visually.There are pathological fractures in the elbow area.

Treatment:

surgery alone, the volume of the operation depends on the type of neoplasm, its exact location and degree of development.

Do not ignore the pain in the elbow, with the progression of the disease that caused it, the treatment will not be as effective.

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