The most common cause of elbow pain is overuse, whether from athletic events, work tasks, or daily life. For all causes of elbow pain, visit Ortho One Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, for effective treatment options and lasting pain relief. Fady Bahri, MD, and George Bahri, DO, offer a variety of conservative and interventional solutions if you’re suffering from elbow pain or a chronic elbow injury. Call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.
Since most types of elbow injuries are the result of overuse, many symptoms begin after a period of frequent elbow bending and twisting. Common signs of elbow injuries include:
Direct trauma to your arm can also cause significant damage to the muscles, ligaments, bone, and joints in your elbow.
Some of the main causes of elbow pain include:
The majority of elbow injuries involve the soft tissue structures of the elbow, especially the tendons on the inside and outside of your elbow where tendinitis is likely to occur.
If you’re experiencing elbow pain or any other symptoms of an elbow injury, the Ortho One team begins by asking about the location of your pain and activities that worsen your pain, such as repetitive elbow bending or leaning on your elbow.
Your provider then examines your elbow by pressing on different structures within and surrounding the joint. You may notice tenderness or discomfort when certain areas are pressed or squeezed. Orthopedic tests to assess the stability of your elbow joint and the ligaments supporting the joint are also performed.
In some cases of extreme pain, swelling, and disability, the team orders X-rays or an MRI of your elbow to check for fractures, dislocations, and muscle tears. Based on their findings, the team explains your diagnosis and provides treatment options.
Treatment options vary depending on the cause of your elbow pain. For pain relief, the team offers:
If mobility is an issue for you and you’re experiencing stiffness or instability in your elbow, the team may recommend:
If surgery is necessary for your condition, the team explains the procedure and what to expect before, during, and after so you’re prepared and have an opportunity to have all of your questions answered.
To set up a consultation for your elbow issues, call Ortho One Jacksonville or schedule an appointment online today.