The elbow is a hinge joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm to the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm. The ligaments and joints work in tandem with these bones and your muscles to provide your arm the ability to bend and your hands to turn. The elbow joint can withstand a lot of stress, but it is a common area for injuries, which can affect people of all ages and lifestyles. The most common cause of elbow pain is overuse, which can occur during sports, hobbies, or jobs. Common sports that affect the elbow include golf and tennis.
Degenerative conditions, such as tendonitis, bursitis, or arthritis, as well as fractures, dislocations or nerve irritations caused by accident, can also cause elbow pain. A proper diagnosis from an orthopedic surgeon is important in order to obtain treatment to get you back to what you love doing. The Center provides comprehensive care for elbow injuries using the latest advances in elbow diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and rehabilitation. Whether you’re looking to get back to playing tennis or simply carry a gallon of milk without pain, we’ll help you reach your goals.