The elbow is one of the most regularly used joints in the human body. This complex joint enables you to extend, flex and rotate your forearm as well as rotate your hand. Whether you’re driving, turning a doorknob, painting, playing sports like tennis or golf, or performing countless other activities, you rely on your elbows to facilitate these activities.
The sheer frequency with which you use your elbows makes them more prone to injury – it also means that when you develop a painful condition or you injure one or more elbows, getting treatment is crucial to restoring function and maintaining your everyday routine.
There’s a wide range of possible causes that can contribute to elbow pain and elbow-related problems. No matter what the cause of your elbow pain, a consultation at Mirza Orthopedics, the premier orthopedic practice on Long Island, is the first step to determining what’s causing this discomfort.
Our Smithtown orthopedists are dedicated to getting you back to your active life with better results and less downtime by utilizing the latest advanced surgical and nonsurgical treatments. Request a consultation today using the form on this page.
What are the common causes of elbow pain?
Elbow pain and elbow-related problems may result from a number of possible causes.
Potential causes of elbow pain may include:
- Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
- Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Elbow sprains and strains
- Elbow fractures
- Elbow dislocations
- Tendonitis in the elbow
- Elbow arthritis, including osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Elbow bursitis
The causes of elbow pain are commonly related to overuse injuries, from performing activities that involve repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. However, due to the complexity of the elbow joint and the many movements (and the combination of movements) it performs, it may be difficult to determine what exactly is triggering your elbow pain on your own.
An evaluation with an experienced orthopedic elbow specialist is the first step to diagnosing the underlying source of your elbow pain and learning about your elbow pain treatment options. Contact our Smithtown office today to schedule an appointment with one of our Long Island orthopedic physicians, Dr. Ather Mirza or Dr. Justin Mirza, at Mirza Orthopedics.