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Here to help you with elbow pain

Elbow pain can be so painful that it makes it difficult to raise your hand or perform basic tasks like typing or shake hands. If you have been suffering from elbow pain that has lasted longer than a week, you should speak with an orthopedist.

Early treatments for elbow pain should be conservative. Your doctor will likely recommend noninvasive treatments like medical, stretches, and physical therapy. It is only when the less invasive treatments prove ineffective that surgery is recommended.

At Methodist Orthopaedic Surgical Associates, we offer the following elbow surgeries:

  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Biceps Tendon Repair

Our experienced team will guide you through every step of the preparation, surgical, and recovery process. We equip our patients with the resources and knowledge they need to make a full recovery.

Elbow Conditions We Treat

Diagnosing the cause of your elbow pain is an important first step before undergoing surgery. There are many possible causes of elbow pain, and we need to find out where the problem comes from to provide successful treatment.

Common elbow conditions we treat include:

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow) – This is a common injury caused by overuse of the elbow. Excessive wear and tear on the elbow joint will result in inflammation and tears in the tendons. This leads to elbow pain that grows worse over time.
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome – The cubital tunnel is a narrow passage inside the elbow where the ulnar nerve passes through. The ulnar nerve was built to bend and flex as needed, but if the cubital tunnel is damaged it will put pressure on the ulnar nerve and cause pain. Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is usually treated with cubital tunnel release surgery.
  • Bicep tendons – The tendons are the strong tissues that connect bone to muscle. Excessive strain on the elbow can cause the bicep tendon to tear. These are serious injuries usually caused by a traumatic event or lifting a heavy object.
  • Elbow arthritis – The cartilage in the elbow allows muscles and bones to glide over each other without much friction. Many types of arthritis wear down on cartilage, removing this smoothing system and causing pain that gets worse over time.

This is not a complete list of all the elbow conditions we treat. To learn more, contact Methodist Orthopaedic Surgical Associates today.