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What to Know About Elbow Ligament Repair & Reconstruction

A baseball pitcher throws during a baseball game.

The elbow is a highly complex joint that connects with bones, tendons and cartilage – as well as ligaments that can be susceptible to injury. These are the tough bands of tissue that hold the elbow bones together, and there are several that can be torn due to an accident or overuse of the arm:

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Comprehensive Care for Shoulder & Elbow Conditions

Female Patient Being Reassured By Doctor In Hospital Room.

Most medical facilities take a piecemeal approach to administering health care, extending one’s recovery time, making it difficult to access a full spectrum of treatment, and adding to the stress that patients are already experiencing. 

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Lidocaine or Dry Needling for Pain Management

Closeup of a needle and hands.

If you are suffering from pain points in parts of the body and haven’t had success with other treatments, your doctor might suggest you give dry needling a try. This procedure may sound painful or scary, but that is not necessarily the case. It’s a simple procedure that treats trigger points, which can be associated with chronic myofascial (soft-tissue) pain, oftentimes in athletes. Dry needling can be used in conjunction with physical therapy (PT), as well.  

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What Are the Latest Pain Management Treatments?

Lower Back Physical Therapy with TENS Electrode Pads.

Pain doesn’t always go away with time and over-the-counter treatments. An injury or chronic musculoskeletal condition can cause acute or ongoing pain that interferes with even the simplest of daily functions.  

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