The elbow moves in a wide variety of motions, some of which can cause intense pain for an individual. Constant pain in your elbow joint can have a huge effect on your daily activities and the difficulty to complete them.
Elbow pain is common amongst people of all ages, as it is usually caused by injury, overuse (tennis and golfer’s elbow), sprain, and by other causes. Symptoms of elbow injuries can include:
- Numbness or tingling
- Soreness in your forearm
- Increased pain when you squeeze your hand
The elbow is a joint formed when the upper arm bone, called the humerus, connects to two bones in your forearm, called the ulna and the radius. Each bone has cartilage, and are held in place by ligaments and tendons. Elbow pain can be caused by damage to any of these parts of the elbow limiting the use of your arm. If you are above the age of 40, have a history of tendon injuries, or perform improper techniques when moving your elbow, you may be at risk of elbow pain.
Because the elbow joint is so complex, it can be difficult to pinpoint which movement is inflicting the pain. Here at Unity Physician Services, our doctors are experts at finding the true source of your pain, and giving you the treatment you need. They can offer effective, non-surgical treatments available that help the elbow heal naturally without medications. If you are tired of that nagging elbow pain, schedule your appointment with us today so we can start you on your road to recovery.