Your elbow is a complex joint. It allows you to move your forearm and turn you hand.
Your elbow works in concert with your shoulder and wrist to give you a range of motion that makes your arm work.
In many cases, a pain in your elbow is not a cause for alarm.
Your elbow can become sore from:
Because your shoulder, elbow and wrist joints work together on most motions, it may be difficult to determine exactly where the pain is coming from.
The Orthopedic Surgeons at Marshfield Clinic can diagnose your problem and recommend a treatment.
Here are some of the conditions we treat:
Cubital tunnel syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is also referred to as ulnar neuropathy. It can be caused from pressure on the ulnar nerve and can lead to many painful symptoms such as pain and numbness in the elbow, a tingling sensation, usually in the ring and little fingers, and decreased hand rip.
Loose bodies & bone spurs
Repetitive overhead motions or lifting of objects may lead to loose bodies or bone spurs. Loose fragments of cartilage or bone can form from this stress, making it painful and hard to move your elbow.
Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition for athletes who perform repetitive motions with their wrist and arm. However, it can also occur to individuals who use these motions during their occupation.