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Ulnar Collateral Ligament

The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is located on the inside of the elbow and is the ligament that is most stressed by pitchers who throw heat. Typical UCL injuries cause swelling around the elbow, aches inside the elbow, instability, and tingling or numbness through the upper and lower arm. Our team’s diagnostic objective is to assess the level of the strain on your UCL, and determine the state of the entire elbow joint, your shoulder, wrist and hand.

Dr. Greenberg’s will perform The Greenberg Method. He will carefully examine your elbow, test specific parts of your elbow, and assess your arm movement through the shoulder and scapula to understand the underlying kinetics of the injury. We almost always find dysfunctional shoulder and scapular mechanics in those who have UCL and FCU (flexor carpi ulnaris muscle) damage. We feel correcting the entire problem and correcting dynamics produces a better end result.

Depending on the severity of the UCL injury, the team may suggest alternative therapies to strengthen the ligament plus The Greenberg Method (TGM). It is always better to regenerate a joint system than to rebuild a joint from scratch, which is close to what happened with Tommy John Surgery.

TGM uses the body’s natural healing processes to regenerate cartilage, tendons, ligaments and strengthen bone structures. Dr. Greenberg will discuss the objectives of each treatment and explain the therapeutic option that is most appropriate to improve joint functionality.

The Greenberg Method is an excellent choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to surgery. TGM has lower infection risks, shorter recovery times and is opioid-free.

Dr. Greenberg is a holistically-centered physician who not only treats the structural issues of your UCL injury but he also addresses You. We work with you through your recovery by recommending nutritional strategies, supplements and innovative therapies to nurture a sense of wellness for your body and mind.

If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at 833-440-4325.

The long term success of Dr. Greenberg’s patients is attributed to a specialized approach to the examination process. Deemed “The Greenberg Method,” this diagnostic approach not only looks into the area of damage and pain, but also evaluates the mechanics and structure of the bone and joints related to the area of the pain. In Dr. Greenberg’s experience, he has never seen a ulnar collateral ligament tear patient who has not had an undiagnosed abnormality in the movement of the shoulder and scapula. This abnormal movement contributes to early wear of the elbow. In executing The Greenberg Method, Dr. Greenberg often discovers that conditions experienced in one area of the body are often rooted in a different area that hasn’t been treated before. While an isolated joint treatment ignores physiology and the evaluation of movement, The Greenberg Method’s full-body examination produces a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plan. In return, the patient experiences a greater reduction in pain and improvement in function, which helps them get back on their feet to resume their daily routines, pain free.