Elbow pain can be caused by a wide range of conditions including tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis, ligament sprains, and fractures. Learn more about types of pain, its causes, symptoms, and treatments.
Elbow pain can be an issue with many causes such as overuse of the joint. But it can also be due to bursitis, tendinitis, or arthritis. Common symptoms include swelling, tenderness, redness around the joint, difficulty moving the elbow, or sharp pain at the injury site. In some cases, a person may feel numbness in the arm or hand.
If you experience persistent elbow pain, it is important to seek medical advice from your doctor. By reaching out to Victoria Orthopedic Center, our team can evaluate treatment options based on your specific needs.
The human elbow joint is formed by the articulation of three bones: the humerus, which forms the upper arm, and the ulna and radius, which form the forearm; and is surrounded by a complex network of muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
The elbow is a strong hinge joint that allows flexion, extension, and rotation of the forearm. It also provides the bony origin for the muscles of the wrist and hand. It is frequently affected by inflammatory and traumatic conditions that seriously alter its function.
Elbow Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves inserting a small camera, known as an arthroscope, into the elbow joint to examine and repair various types of injuries including ligament tears, arthritis, and other forms of joint damage that may be causing pain or limited mobility.
Elbow fractures, which occur when one or more of the bones of the elbow joint are broken, can be caused by a direct blow to the area, falling onto an outstretched arm, or excessive twisting or bending of the joint.
Elbow sprains are a common injury that occurs when the ligaments that connect the bones in the elbow joint become overstretched, torn, or partially dislocated, resulting in pain and decreased range of motion in the affected arm.
Golfer’s elbow, or medial epicondylitis, is a painful condition caused by repetitive motions and overuse of the muscles and tendons in the forearm which attach to the bony bump on the inside of the elbow joint, causing inflammation, tenderness, weakness, and pain.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is an overuse injury that causes pain in the elbow due to repetitive forearm and wrist motions, such as those used when playing tennis, and can result in inflammation of the tendons around the elbow joint.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow, which can lead to numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness in the forearm, hand, and fingers, as well as decreased motor function in the hand and wrist.