The elbow is a hinge joint that connects where the humerus in the upper arm connects to the radius and ulna within the forearm. Elbow conditions/injuries are diagnosed through a physical exam, EMG’s, MRI’s, X-rays, or with an ultrasound.
Conditions and Injury Types:
- Tennis Elbow – caused by overuse of the forearm, hand, and other arm muscles. Common in Tennis players or those who have repetitive arm and wrist motions.
- Golfer’s Elbow – caused by overusing the forearm muscles through repetitive motions such as gripping, swinging, or flexing, which causes damage to the tendons near the elbow.
- Little League (Pitchers) Elbow – injury that occurs in mainly children and adolescents involved in sports that require a repetitive throwing motion, such as pitching in baseball or softball.
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Pain and Tenderness
- Decreased Range of Motion
- Loss of Function in Arm, Wrist, or Hand
- Muscle Weakness
- Splinting / Braces
- Rest and Icing
- Activity Modifications
- Steroid Injections
- Surgery (in some cases or when conservative treatments have failed).
If you feel you have an elbow condition or injury, please contact us to schedule an exam 844-919-4263