Elbow Pain in Sports

Top 5 Causes of Elbow Pain in Sports

  • Tennis / Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tunnel of Guyon Syndrome
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Wrist Sprain


Elbow Pain is commin with sports Injuries. The elbow is a synovial hinge joint, like the knee joint, formed by the meeting of three bones. The muscles of the elbow aid in the overall strength and flexibility of the arm. This is why it is common to have elbow pain. You may not think of the elbow and wrist as being connected but the elbow actually allows the wrist to rotate. The wrist joint, also known as the radoiocarpal joint, is home to over 30 muscles. These muscles combine to provide an amazing amount of movement, flexibility, strength and control. Common causes of elbow pain and wrist pain include, Carpal tunnel Syndrome, De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis, Sprains, and tennis elbow/golfer’s elbow.

At Denver Acupuncture & Sports Medicine, we’ll share the proper steps to recover from elbow pain. Then we use natural treatments to heal elbow pain like Prolotherapy, Trigger Point Injections, Dry Needling and Acupuncture. This helps to get you back on the field faster and playing longer. We’ll also cover expected recovery time for each injury and accelerate the body’s own healing mechanisms to reduce chance of reactions and promote a stronger recovery. The goal being full recovery (or working towards it) and preventing future elbow pain from recurring.

If you have questions about how we can help you recover from a an elbow or wrist injury, please reach out and let’s put a plan together today!