Elbow Pain Syndromes
Arthritis Pain of the Elbow

Diagram of Arthritis of the Elbow

Osteoarthritis of the joint is the most common form of arthritis that results in elbow joint pain.  Just as important is any type of injury to the upper extremity or the neck.

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A targeted history and physical examination combined with appropriate testing should help the clinician identify and properly treat this condition.

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Tennis Elbow

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What causes Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is caused by either abrupt or subtle tearing of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow specifically involves the area where the muscles and tendons of the forearm attach to the outside bony area of the elbow.

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Tennis elbow is usually diagnosed by the description of pain you provide and certain findings from a physical examination.

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Golfer's Elbow

Woman with elbow pain holding her elbow

What is Golfer's Elbow? 

Golfer’s elbow is caused by repetitive trauma to the flexor tendons of the forearm.

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A targeted history and physical examination combined with appropriate testing should help the clinician to identify and properly treat this condition.

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Ligamentous Strain - Elbow

Man with elbow pain holding his elbow.

Lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis are usually both overuse injuries, Pronator syndrome is a distict entity of median nerve entrapment. Radial nerve injury is also in another. Injuries to the elbow capsule and olecranon area are very common in throwing and racquet sports.

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A thorough physical exam and comprehensive medical history as well as work history is important, as many skilled laborers or assembly line workers perform the same offending motion at work.

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