The elbow is the joint that connects the upper and lower arm and can be injured or become inflamed. Injuries can occur from repetitive actions from sports such as tennis or golf but also from just everyday use. The four most common reasons one has elbow pain is from tendonitis also known as Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow, arthritis of the elbow, Ulnar collateral ligament damage and Osteochondritis Dissecans.

Regenerative therapies including: Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Ozone Therapy and Stem Cell Therapies are effective ways to help the body’s own natural healing powers to heal and restore to health.

The elbow is the joint that connects the upper and lower arm and can be injured or become inflamed. Injuries can occur from repetitive actions from sports such as tennis or golf but also from just everyday use. The four most common reasons one has elbow pain is from tendonitis also known as Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow, arthritis of the elbow, Ulnar collateral ligament damage and Osteochondritis Dissecans.

Regenerative therapies including: Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Ozone Therapy and Stem Cell Therapies are effective ways to help the body’s own natural healing powers to heal and restore to health.

Common types of elbow injuries include:

Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow
Even if you are not a tennis player or golfer you can have tendonitis of the elbow. Tendonitis when chronic is known as tendinosis or degeneration of the tendons. This is frequently seen in those who play repetitive action sports, such as golf and tennis.
Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
Osteoarthritis of the elbow occurs when the cartilage of the elbow is damaged or becomes worn, oftentimes simply from normal wear and tear as we age. It can result in swelling, pain and difficulty moving the elbow.
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Damage
The ulnar collateral is the ligament that connects the ulna, a lower arm bone, to the humerus. Damage to this ligament will result in pain and inflammation. This is the type of injury that pitchers get and is also called little league elbow when children are affected.
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteochondritis Dissecans is a condition of the joints that occurs when the blood supply to the area is lost, resulting in the cartilage cracking and separating from the joint. The elbow is often a site of this disorder.

THE KRASNICK SOLUTION

How can Dr. Krasnick help you recover and restore naturally to health without drugs or surgery?

Elbow Ultrasound

EXAM & DIAGNOSIS

Before a patient can be treated for elbow pain, a correct diagnosis must be made.

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First, Dr. Krasnick will obtain a detailed history and perform a thorough physical examination. Frequently a musculoskeletal ultrasound will be done to understand where your elbow pain is coming from. If you have any imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI or CT Scans, please bring the actual images to the appointment for Dr. Krasnick to review himself.

Injection Treatment

TREATMENT PROGRAM

Once a diagnosis is made, a comprehensive treatment program will be determined.

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This may include regenerative medical treatments such as: Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Stem Cell Therapy, Prolozone™, Neural Prolotherapy (Lyftogt Technique®) and Hydrodissection. None of these treatments contain any drugs, steroids, narcotics or NSAIDs, are performed in the office and do not require surgery. Dr. Krasnick performs injections under ultrasound guidance, so he is highly accurate in injecting the treatment to the exact location needed. These treatments allow the body’s own natural healing powers to recover and restore to health.
Balanced Diet

HEALTH & WELLNESS

To optimize treatment, we focus on the whole patient and not just the elbow pain.

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This means Dr. Krasnick will investigate, discuss and make recommendations about your health and wellness. Important factors in order to optimize outcomes include cellular health. This entails optimizing your nutrition and diet to ensure you are getting the proper macro and micronutrients. Simple changes in diet and addition of vitamins and supplements can go a long way to improving outcomes. Dr. Krasnick will also focus on functional movement, which includes strength and flexibility. We know the body, especially, the musculoskeletal system acts as a whole and therefore pre- and post-treatment exercise or physical therapy will be recommended. Of course treatment and attention to the injured structure (joint or surrounding ligaments and tendons) will be discussed in detail, with specific post-procedure protocols when needed.

A procedure is not always needed and when possible trying to solve the problem with other noninvasive and holistic approaches will be sought.

None of the regenerative treatments contain any drugs, steroids, narcotics or NSAIDs, are performed in the office and do not require surgery. Dr. Krasnick performs injections under ultrasound guidance, so he is highly accurate in injecting the treatment to the exact location needed. These treatments allow the body’s own natural healing powers to recover and restore to health.

If you are looking for a non-surgical, drug-free, natural, alternative pain treatment for your elbow pain, then contact us at (734) 585-5653 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Krasnick.

OVERVIEW OF ELBOW PAIN CONDITIONS

Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow

More About This Condition
Even if you are not a tennis player or golfer you can have tendonitis of the elbow. Tendonitis when chronic is known as tendinosis or degeneration of the tendons. This is frequently seen in those who play repetitive action sports, such as golf and tennis.

Osteoarthritis of the Elbow

More About This Condition
Osteoarthritis of the elbow occurs when the cartilage of the elbow is damaged or becomes worn, oftentimes simply from normal wear and tear as we age. It can result in swelling, pain and difficulty moving the elbow.

Ulnar Collateral Ligament Damage

A league of their own

More About This Condition
The ulnar collateral is the ligament that connects the ulna, a lower arm bone, to the humerus. Damage to this ligament will result in pain and inflammation. This is the type of injury that pitchers get and is also called little league elbow when children are affected.

Osteochondritis Dissecans

More About This Condition
Osteochondritis Dissecans is a condition of the joints that occurs when the blood supply to the area is lost, resulting in the cartilage cracking and separating from the joint. The elbow is often a site of this disorder.

Traditional treatments. Have you tried them and still have pain?

Traditional treatment for elbow pain includes use of pain medications, physical therapy, steroid injections and surgery. Steroids can weaken the immune system and reduce your ability to fight infections, raise blood sugar, weaken bones or worsen osteoporosis and cause weight gain. Repeated use of steroids can worsen glaucoma or cause cataracts. Cortisone injections, though may provide temporary relief and can help when there is an inflammatory condition, can be harmful, especially when they are repetitively given. Repeated injections will cause tissue (tendon, ligament, cartilage) breakdown and can lead to further or accelerated degeneration and tearing of these structures.

Non-Steroidal-Anti-Inflammatory-Drugs (NSAIDS) such as Ibuprofen, Advil and Motrin can temporarily relieve pain, but also reduce the cells that are needed to repair damaged tendons and ligaments and this can lead to more instability and pain! NSAIDS can also lead to bleeding in the stomach, ulcers and kidney damage. Narcotics are also used but can lead to side effects of constipation and drug dependency. For some patients, surgery is considered, but has greater risks such as infection or more pain.

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