You can injure your elbow if you damage the tendons, ligaments, muscles, or bones that are part of this joint. Some types of elbow injuries include:
When you have an elbow injury, one of the most common symptoms to experience is pain and soreness, especially when you move this joint in certain ways. Elbow pain might become worse if you try to bend or flex your arm. If you have elbow instability, your elbow joint might pop or slide out of place when you move your arm certain ways. Dr. Bennett will evaluate your symptoms to find the cause of your elbow injury.
Dr. Bennett emphasizes trying nonsurgical options for elbow injuries before considering surgical procedures since the latter carries more risks. The kind of treatment he’ll recommend depends on the type of injury you have. Some types of nonsurgical treatment options include:
Dr. Bennett might recommend surgery if you’ve tried nonsurgical treatments and haven’t found relief or if your elbow injury is severe. If you do need elbow surgery, the exact procedure you’ll need depends on the type of injury you have.
If you need treatment for an elbow injury, please contact J. Michael Bennett, MD, PA to make an appointment.