If you have any pain in the elbow joint, swelling and stiffness in the movements in flexion and extension of the hand, immediately consult a doctor. You will conduct a visual examination and prescribe x-rays which allows to accurately diagnose the disease, on the basis of which will be prescribed treatment.
In addition to the inspection and radiography may require a General analysis of blood, urine, chest x-ray since the joint pain can be caused by diseases of infectious nature, tuberculosis. In particular, infectious diseases cause bursitis is an inflammation of periarticular bags, which often requires surgical intervention, sometimes extra.
The most common diseases that cause pain in the elbow joint are: arthritis, arthrosis, gout, epicondylitis, trauma. Treatment pain elbow joint does a trauma surgeon and a rheumatologist.
If emergency surgery is not required and pain caused by infectious diseases, will prescribe antibiotic therapy.
For pain relief the doctor will prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in the form of tablets or injection and for external use in the form of ointments.
After removing the acute inflammatory process, you will be prescribed physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage, physiotherapy.
The whole treatment and rehabilitation period, you should refrain from heavy lifting, to avoid traumatizing the joint sessions, to wear the pressure bandage, to comply with all recommendations of the doctor.
Nutrition should be rational and meaningful with the presence of a sufficient amount of fats, proteins and carbs, greens, vegetables, fruits, dairy and dairy products.
If joint pain is associated with gout, eliminate from the diet of fatty, spicy, fried, salted, smoked, canned food. Do not take any medications, not having received the recommendation of the doctor.
Do not self-medicate, do not the warming treatments without a doctor's prescription. Traditional methods of treatment can be taken as a concomitant therapy to the main treatment, which is developed individually for each patient given the correct diagnosis.