You may experience pain, tenderness, or tingling in your arm after an injury to the elbow. The elbow joint is where the ulna and radius (forearm bones) and humerus (upper arm bone) come together. The tendons, ligaments, nerves, and muscles that allow your elbow to bend, straighten, and rotate can become strained or damaged from repetitive motion or overuse injuries.

The forearm muscles (also called wrist extensors) can also become damaged, causing muscle weakness, swelling, and pain in the elbow, wrist, and hand. Similar to your other joints, there is a fluid-filled sac in the elbow called a bursa that can become inflamed and cause limited mobility.

The best thing to do if you notice pain in your arm, including elbow pain or wrist pain, is to consult with an orthopedic surgeon. In South Florida, the doctors at Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Center would be happy to evaluate your arm from top to bottom, shoulder to hand, and treat your injuries. We have imaging services on site, so you can get answers quickly and start treatment right away. Call (561) 330-4358.

Elbow conditions don’t just happen to athletes. People who do a lot of overhead lifting or repetitive movements for work can develop elbow bursitis or muscle weakness, and the pain can interfere with your ability to make a living.

Some of the most common elbow conditions we treat include:

Elbow injuries do not typically require orthopedic surgery, but if necessary, our surgeons may perform elbow arthroscopy to help diagnose your condition or to treat it.

Do not underestimate the pain in your elbow – it is highly unlikely to resolve on its own. With the help of an orthopedic physician, you can get pain relief and heal without surgery.

For an appointment this week, request one online or call Allegiance Orthopedic & Spine Institute near you: Delray Beach, Boca Raton, or Plantation, Florida.

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