Elbow Pain Treatment in New Jersey

Advanced Wellness offers many therapies for treating elbow pain in New Jersey. Under the guidance of Dr. Gary L. Yen, who is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, our team of specialists develops customized treatment plans that incorporate both traditional and holistic techniques to reduce discomfort and restore mobility. We are committed to providing compassionate, quality care that helps our patients live their lives to the fullest.

What is Elbow Pain?

Elbow pain refers to discomfort or soreness in the elbow joint. It can have different severity and complexity. Elbow pain may originate from the joint, surrounding muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves, or blood vessels. Common symptoms include swelling, stiffness, weakness, numbness, and tingling. This condition can interfere with daily activities and sleep.

Common Causes of Elbow Pain

How Is Elbow Pain Treated?

At Advanced Wellness, we offer different treatments for elbow pain:

Recovery After
Elbow Pain Treatment

The recovery time after treatment can vary depending on the cause and severity of the pain as well as the type of therapy used. Generally, patients must rest their damaged elbows to allow healing. They should also do gentle stretches and exercises to restore mobility and strength. 

During the initial recovery period, it is important to avoid activities that aggravate the elbow pain. Patients are required to wear a brace to support and immobilize the joint. Applying ice packs can also help ease pain and swelling.

As pain and inflammation subside, we may recommend starting physical therapy. It includes stretching and strengthening exercises for the elbow and wrist. Physical therapy helps to restore normal joint movement and prevent injury recurrence. Initially, only gentle range of motion and grip exercises are done. 
The intensity is gradually increased over time.

Full recovery time ranges from a few weeks for minor strains to several months 
for more serious injuries. However, most patients restore full elbow function with proper treatment and rehabilitation.

Candidates for Elbow Pain Treatment

Here are the conditions that make an individual a good candidate for elbow pain treatment:

Recent Onset
of Pain

Patients who started experiencing elbow pain recently (after a specific injury) have ideal indications...

 for treatment. Early intervention leads to the best outcomes.

Motivated

It is great when candidates are highly engaged, commit to the treatment process, and are willing to comply

activity modifications, physical therapy, and wearing any needed braces or splints. Their motivation leads to better outcomes.

Realistic
Expectations

Patients must understand the nature of their elbow condition, therapeutic limitations, and recovery challenges...

Realistic expectations set the stage for greater satisfaction after treatment.

Good Rehabilitation
Potential

Ideally, elbow pain treatment candidates are in good health with no major medical conditions impairing their...

healing. They also have good bone and tissue quality and are free from major neurological or vascular issues affecting the elbow. These factors help to ease the recovery process.

Benefits of Elbow Pain Treatment

Reduced Pain

Getting appropriate treatment can help to reduce discomfort, soreness, and pain in the elbow joint and surrounding muscles. Rest, ice, medication, physical therapy, and braces can alleviate aches that interfere with daily activities. Patients can significantly improve their level of comfort and quality of life.
Treating elbow injuries and conditions increases joint mobility and range of motion. Physical therapy, stretching, and exercises that strengthen muscles help to restore flexibility. As a result, patients find it easier to bend, straighten, twist, lift, and perform other motions that were difficult due to elbow pain.
Our comprehensive treatment helps to prevent further damage and worsening of the elbow injury. We always make sure that patients do not compensate for lost functionality with other muscles. Our tennis elbow treatment reduces strain on the tendons, so small tears do not progress to full ruptures. Early intervention for arthritis can also slow the degenerative process and avoid later-stage symptoms.

Cost of Treating Elbow Pain New Jersey

NJ elbow pain treatment ranges from $100 to $12,000, depending 
on the cause and severity of pain, required diagnostic tests, and chosen treatment methods. Less invasive approaches, like physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medications, tend to fall on the lower end of the scale. At the same time, surgery and more profound treatments come with 
a higher price tag.

The specifics of each elbow injury and personal medical history 
also impact the total costs. More complex cases typically incur higher expenses as they may demand extra imaging, specialty referrals, custom braces or splints, follow-up appointments, and physical rehabilitation. However, even simple overuse injuries can prove costly if not addressed promptly.

Ultimately, the exact out-of-pocket expense for your elbow pain treatment will depend on your health insurance coverage and plan details. During a consultation with one of our specialists, we will diagnose the underlying issue, map out a recommended treatment plan, and give you an accurate price estimate based on your situation. We aim to provide affordable care without compromising on quality of service.

What Makes Our Elbow Pain Treatment
Different From Others?

Gary Yen, MD

MCMSc, PA-C, AT

Dr. Gary L. Yen is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has a sub-specialty in Pain Medicine. Dr. Yen grew up in Long Island, NY and received his medical degree from Ross University. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY and performed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stony Brook University, where he was chief resident.

Dr. Yen completed a pain management fellowship at RehabNY in Buffalo, NY, during which he served as the assistant athletic trainer to the Buffalo Bison, the Minor League AAA baseball team for the Cleveland Indians, as well as the Niagara University men’s and women’s collegiate hockey team.

The former chairman of the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Division of the Pain Management Department at CentraState Medical Center, Dr. Yen specializes in the non-operative treatment of a variety of joint, muscular, nerve, skeletal, spine and sports related injuries. He treats acute and chronic pain syndromes and performs electrodiagnostic studies. Dr. Yen also performs variety of interventional pain procedures and minimally invasive spine surgery for the relief of pain. He utilizes conservative treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care and acupuncture in conjunction with other procedures to enhance long term benefits. Dr. Yen believes in working with patients to create individual treatment plans.

When not attending to his patients, Dr. Yen likes to play golf, cook, and has a passion for playing the saxophone and piano. He is the proud father of two boys.