At one time or another, everyone has had an elbow problem that may have caused pain or swelling – or even numbness, tingling, and weakness. Most of the time, our body movements do not cause these problems. Typically symptoms develop from overuse, often from jobs, sports, and hobbies that require repetitive hand, wrist, or arm movements.
Elbow pain usually isn’t a serious medical issue, but elbow pain can be very frustrating because you use your elbow in so many ways. Your elbow is a complex joint; it allows you to both extend and flex, as well as rotate your hand and forearm. Since most movements are a combination of these actions, elbow pain can make it difficult to do everyday activities. It can be challenging to get dressed, cook dinner, and anything else that requires the use of your arm.
When your elbow problems can’t be addressed with home remedies, it is time to see a medical professional. Main Line Spine’s team of doctors and clinical experts use the most advanced non- and minimally invasive treatment options for elbow pain and problems to restore the quality of our patient’s lives.
Common Elbow Problems
Some of the common causes of shoulder problems include the following:
- Bone Fractures
- Bursitis of the Elbow
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Golfer’s or Baseball Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (Inflammatory Joint Disease)
- Septic Arthritis
- Sprained Elbow
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)