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The elbow joint plays a pivotal role in daily activities, enabling us to perform a myriad of tasks. However, the complexity of this joint also makes it susceptible to various types of joint pain. At OrthoConnecticut, our team of skilled orthopedic surgeons and pain specialists is dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and providing relief for elbow joint pain. Let's delve into common sources of discomfort and explore how our experts can help you regain pain-free movement.

Common Types of Elbow Joint Pain:

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis): This condition involves inflammation of the tendons that attach to the outer part of the elbow. It typically results from repetitive motions and can cause pain and tenderness on the outer side of the elbow.

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis): Similar to tennis elbow, golfer's elbow involves inflammation of the tendons on the inner part of the elbow. It leads to pain and tenderness on the inner side of the elbow and can be triggered by repetitive gripping or lifting.

Elbow Arthritis: Arthritis can affect the elbow joint, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are common culprits behind elbow arthritis.

Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae (fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joint) can lead to pain and swelling in the elbow. Repetitive motions or direct impact can contribute to bursitis.

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Similar to carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist, cubital tunnel syndrome involves compression of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This condition can result in pain, numbness, and tingling in the forearm and hand.

How Orthopedic Experts Can Provide Relief:

OrthoConnecticut's skilled specialists offer a range of solutions to address elbow joint pain:

Precise Diagnosis: Our experts use advanced diagnostic techniques to accurately identify the source of your elbow pain. This detailed diagnosis informs a targeted treatment plan.

Customized Treatment Strategies: Based on the diagnosis, our specialists create personalized treatment plans that can include physical therapy, pain management, medications, and activity modification.

Minimally Invasive Procedures: If necessary, our orthopedic surgeons can perform minimally invasive procedures to address elbow joint issues. These techniques reduce postoperative discomfort and speed up recovery.

Comprehensive Care: OrthoConnecticut takes a holistic approach to patient care. Our team collaborates to ensure a seamless experience from diagnosis to recovery.

The animation content provided is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any specific questions you may have regarding a medical condition or procedure.