Elbow Pain Specialist

VF Physical Therapy

Physical Therapist located in Staten Island, NY

Elbow pain is often due to the effects of years of making the same movements repeatedly, which is why painful problems like golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow are such common conditions. Vladimir Fedosseev, DPT, is an experienced physical therapist who provides outstanding services to patients in the Staten Island area of New York who have elbow pain, using expert manual therapy techniques and advanced laser treatments. To schedule a one-to-one consultation, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today or book an appointment online.

Elbow Pain Q & A

What causes elbow pain?

Your elbow might be painful for a number of reasons, most of which are either caused by injuries or chronic degenerative problems. Examples of the types of injuries that cause elbow pain include:

  • Dislocated elbow
  • Fractured elbow
  • Strained tendons or muscles
  • Sprained ligaments

Elbow sprains are injuries that athletes often experience if their sport involves throwing or using a racquet.

Wear-and-tear injuries are caused by making the same movements over and over again for long periods – years in many cases. You might incur a wear-and-tear injury playing sports regularly that involve using your elbow, for example, golf or tennis. Or you might sustain wear and tear damage because of the type of work you do.

Wear-and-tear injuries include:

  • Bursitis (inflammation of the bursae that help protect the joint)
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome (trapped ulnar nerve)
  • Radial tunnel syndrome (trapped radial nerve)
  • Stress fractures

Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are both forms of tendinitis, which is an inflammation of the tendons in the elbow, but they don’t just affect people who play sports.

How does physical therapy help with elbow pain?

There are several physical therapies Dr. Fedosseev can use to help ease elbow pain and improve the function of the joint. These include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Cold and heat treatment
  • Laser therapy
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises

Dr. Fedosseev achieves excellent results for patients with manual therapy used in combination with state-of-the-art laser therapy for patients who have elbow pain.

When you visit Dr. Fedosseev, you have a one-to-one consultation with him, during which he thoroughly assesses the cause of your elbow pain. You may need to undergo diagnostic imaging tests to confirm or rule out specific conditions and enable Dr. Fedosseev to see the internal structures of your elbow in detail.

Once he’s made his diagnosis, Dr. Fedosseev creates a personalized treatment plan to optimize healing and restore function to your elbow.

If you have pain in your elbow, call Vladimir Fedosseev Physical Therapy PC today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online.