Northern California Diagnosis & Treatment of Elbow Pain
The elbow is the joint that connects a person’s forearm (radius and ulna) with the upper arm (humerus).
People experiencing elbow pain or who have an elbow injury may have swelling, tenderness, and numbness in the elbow, and in more severe cases may experience elbow instability or loss of the elbow’s normal movement.
Common causes of elbow pain treated at Muir Orthopaedic Specialists include:
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Little league elbow (pitcher’s elbow)
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Osteochondritis dissecans
- Sprains and strains
- Bone spurs
- Ruptured biceps or triceps tendon
Overuse injuries are one of the primary causes of elbow pain, often due to repetitive elbow motions seen in sports (such as pitching in baseball or serving in tennis), hobbies, or jobs. Pain or injury due to wear-and-tear or arthritis is less common in the elbow.
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists has locations in Walnut Creek, San Ramon, Brentwood, and Concord. Contact us today for an appointment if you are experiencing elbow pain.