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Elbow therapy

Non-surgical treatment for elbow pain, injuries and conditions

Many painful elbow conditions respond well to therapy, non-surgical treatments, including soft tissue massage, stretching and strengthening, and medication.

Elbow pain can happen at any age. It could be the result of a sports injury or a fall, from general wear and tear or from sports-related overuse. Whatever the cause, the best cure is an accurate diagnosis from a physician specializing in the elbow, followed with appropriate care—to get you back to the activities you enjoy.


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What it is 

Therapy includes a wide range of elbow pain treatment options. Many elbow conditions respond well to non-surgical treatments, so your doctor may recommend physical therapy including soft tissue massage, stretching and strengthening, or medications to reduce inflammation and pain. If your condition is more complex or serious, elbow surgery might be the best course of action. Whatever your elbow condition, you can count on your Allina Health care team to deliver compassionate, expert care.

Good for treating

Your elbow is a complex structure, and there are many injuries or conditions that can cause pain and affect elbow function. Here are some common ones: 

  • arthritis 
  • fracture, dislocation or other traumatic injury 
  • medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) 
  • lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) 
  • flexor/pronator strain 
  • ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) rupture 
  • bursitis 
  • ulnar nerve entrapment 
  • loose bodies 
  • osteochondritis dissecans 
  • posterior olecranon osteophyte 
  • ulnar nerve entrapment

What to expect

When you visit one of our convenient orthopedic locations or receive care virtually, your orthopedic care team will listen to your concerns, assess your symptoms and create a treatment plan that meets your specific needs. If you need follow-up care, such as physical therapy, medication, or surgery, you can count on receiving clear guidance, coordinated effort between members of your care team, and expert medical attention. 

First published: 11/5/2020
Last reviewed: 11/5/2020

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

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Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.