When you think of all the different ways we use our arms every day, it’s easy to understand how difficult daily life would be if the elbow didn’t work well. The elbow joint is a hinge joint that allows you to bend and straighten your arm and turn the palm of your hand up and down. It’s composed of three bones. Two of these bones, the radius and ulna, are in the forearm. The third bone, the humerus, is the long bone of the upper arm.
Pain in the elbow is usually caused by age-related wear and tear, an overuse injury or a sudden impact injury. If you have elbow pain or difficulty moving your elbow joint, it can affect almost every activity in your life, from brushing your teeth to keyboarding to playing your favorite sport.
At The Christ Hospital Health Network, our orthopedic specialists and surgeons diagnose a wide range of elbow conditions. In many cases, we treat elbow problems using nonsurgical methods. If you need surgery to repair your elbow joint, trust that you’ll receive the most advanced and least invasive treatment possible.
We are committed to providing exceptional patient experiences and outcomes. Our comprehensive elbow care includes diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation services.
At The Christ Hospital, we treat the following elbow conditions:
Arthritis - Common symptoms are locking sensation, loss of range of motion, pain, stiffness and swelling.
Dislocation - Symptoms may include bruising, inability to move, numbness or tingling, inability to bend, pain, swelling and a visible deformity.
Tendonitis & bursitis - Symptoms may include difficulty moving, pain, swelling, and tenderness and/or redness .
Tennis elbow - Symptoms may include forearm pain, tenderness and pain over the joint that may radiate down the forearm, server pain in wrist and fingers when straightened.
If your elbow pain lasts more than a few days, we can help find the source of your pain and recommend treatment. Our goal is to help you get back to your normal routine as fast as possible.