Common Causes of Elbow Joint Pain
Most elbow joint pain is the result of overuse, such as:
- Tennis elbow
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
However, elbow joint pain may also result from injury, including trauma or fracture.
(For more information on common elbow injuries and conditions, visit the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ shoulder/elbow web pages.)
Treatment for Elbow Joint Pain
Chronic elbow pain may be prevented by prompt and careful treatment of acute elbow injuries. At the first sign of pain, you should seek treatment. In the early stages, we may be able to relieve joint pain and restore mobility and function with non-invasive means like:
- Physical therapy/exercise
At this stage, OTC pain relievers may suffice to make you comfortable.
If no precautions are taken to prevent sports injuries, allowing the elbow joint to be overused, chronic pain and arthritis may result. Effective pain treatment for such conditions may require prescription medication and more invasive methods, including orthopaedic surgery.
Get Chronic Elbow Pain Relief from ABQ’s Specialists
At Orthopaedic Bone & Joint Specialists, PA, our mission is to relieve your elbow joint pain and restore maximum function. Our doctors specialize in sports medicine and managing chronic orthopaedic pain, giving us the largest range of treatment options available to address your chronic elbow pain. There is no need to suffer any longer. Contact us to schedule a consultation.