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Elbow UCL Sprain Treatment

Elbow UCL sprains are caused by repetitive stress or an acute injury to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in the elbow joint. Whether it’s an injury from work, playing sports, keeping fit or just getting older, CARESPACE Health+Wellness can help.

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The best treatment for elbow UCL sprains in Kitchener Waterloo

CARESPACE is less than 10-minutes away

Good news – if you’re looking for elbow UCL sprains treatment near you and are in the Kitchener Waterloo area, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (book by selecting a discipline below). And even better, our evidence-based team is driven to get the results you want so you can be your best. 

There are many causes of elbow UCL sprains

Repetitive stress injuries, especially from sports activities such as baseball, wrestling, and tennis, can weaken the UCL leading to a sprained elbow. Acute injuries that cause elbow UCL sprains most often involve a blow or fall where the arm is forcefully straightened beyond its capacity, resulting in strain and inflammation of the ligament. Fortunately, chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists may be able to help reduce symptoms and speed up recovery time with treatments such as manual manipulation of sensitive areas around the injured area as well as bracing and stretching exercises tailored to meet the needs of each patient. Taking proper preventative measures will help minimize your risk of experiencing this type of injury.

Get the best treatment to help your elbow UCL sprain

We all know that health and wellness is important, but with so many competing priorities, it’s hard to stay on top of it. CARESPACE provides the best treatment options to help heal your elbow UCL sprain quickly. CARESPACE uses a result-oriented, natural approach to rehabilitation and wellness with your choice of Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy. CARESPACE practitioners work together to understand both your primary concerns and long-term health goals. Multidisciplinary evidence-based plans are designed to address the root causes and are developed to provide fast and long-lasting relief to ensure you can start living your healthier life today.

What is an elbow UCL sprain?

An elbow UCL sprain is an injury to the main stabilizing ligament of the elbow joint, otherwise known as the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). The injury typically occurs due to repeated stress from activities such as throwing or other strenuous motion. UCL sprains range in severity and can sometimes occur in combination with other types of arm injuries including fractures, dislocations and sprains. Severe cases may require the consultation of a doctor or specialist for diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. A full recovery is possible with proper care, but it requires rest and adherence to any recommended therapeutic exercises in order to achieve optimal results.

What are the symptoms of an elbow UCL sprain?

Symptoms of a UCL sprain include localized pain, tenderness, swelling, and decreased range of motion in the affected area. As the injury progresses, there may be an audible clicking or popping sound when the elbow is moved, as well as a decrease in overall stability of the shoulder and upper arm. A diagnosis can be determined through physical examination and imaging tests (such as an MRI), which can also determine the severity of the injury and whether surgical repair is necessary. It’s important to seek medical attention promptly if these symptoms arise, as delaying treatment can result in worsened damage to the ligament.

Get the elbow UCL sprain treatment that's right for you

Choose Your Chiropractor

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If you’re suffering from an elbow UCL sprain, a chiropractor could be just the help you need. Through targeted adjustments and personalized treatment plans, chiropractors can help reduce pain and inflammation while improving overall joint function.

Choose Your RMT

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If you’re struggling with an elbow UCL sprain, consider massage therapy as a solution. Massages can help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation while also promoting blood flow to the affected area. By targeting the surrounding muscles and tendons massage therapy can also improve overall joint function and range of motion.

Choose Your Physiotherapist

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Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process of elbow UCL sprains. By providing targeted exercises and hands-on treatment, physiotherapists can help reduce pain, improve joint stability and range of motion, and promote healing of the affected area.

Not sure which discipline to select?

Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physiotherapy can be effective treatment for your elbow UCL sprain. Choose any one of the above. Once the initial assessment has been completed, you will be directed to the discipline and practitioner who will be able to deliver the best results.

Still not sure? Simply give us a call at (519) 208-2273 and we will help find the right therapy for your needs.

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