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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

This condition, also called "ulnar nerve entrapment," happens to the ulnar nerve in your elbow. This nerve travels along the inner side of your elbow and down to your hand. It's the nerve that makes the jolt you feel when you bump your "funny bone." With this condition, your ulnar nerve is compressed, stretched or irritated.

 

 

Elbow Bursitis

This is a swelling of a fluid-filled sac in the back of your elbow. This sac is called the "olecranon bursa." You have similar sacs near other large joints throughout your body. They act as cushions between your bones and your soft tissues. Normally they have a small amount of fluid inside them. But sometimes they can swell. That is called "bursitis."

 

 

Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is an inflammation of the tendons that connect the muscles of the forearm to the elbow. The pain is primarily felt at the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.

 

 

At Tidewater Orthopaedics, our specialty-trained elbow doctors are experts in assessing, diagnosing, and treating elbow injuries and conditions.

The elbow is one of the largest joints in the body, connecting the bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) to the upper arm bone (humerus) through a network of ligaments and muscles. Offering structure and durability, the elbow also allows for a great deal of range of motion. 

However, because it is one of the most frequently exercised and most stressed joints, it is also prone to injury, such as hyperextension and fractures, as well as orthopaedic conditions, such as osteoarthritis and bursitis. 

Common ailments of the elbow include, but are not limited to:

  • Bursitis
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Tennis elbow
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Dislocation
  • Fracture 

The most common causes of pain in the elbow are sudden or acute injuries, followed by overuse injuries which cause inflammation over time and can become extremely uncomfortable. Most chronic conditions afflicting the elbow, such as elbow osteoarthritis, typically affect people who already have a history of elbow injuries.

Lingering elbow pain generally isn’t serious, but because of the joint’s frequency of use, it certainly has the potential to disrupt your lifestyle, cause considerable pain, and restrict you from participating in activities you enjoy.

Our elbow doctors at Tidewater Orthopaedics understand that elbow pain can make simple, everyday tasks challenging, but rest assured, the Tidewater Orthopaedics elbow doctors are committed to developing customized treatment plans to accommodate your individual condition and get you back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.

To consult with an elbow doctor at Tidewater Orthopaedics, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.

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Why choose Tidewater Orthopaedics?

With years of experience and advanced training devoted to the orthopaedic care of the elbow, our esteemed elbow specialists at Tidewater Orthopaedics are unparalleled experts in accurately diagnosing and effectively treating elbow injuries and conditions.

Our elbow doctors, Dr. John McCarthy III, Dr. Loel Payne, and Dr. Nicholas Sablan, have the knowledge, proficiency, and skill to accurately diagnose and effectively treat your elbow injury or condition so you can get back to your active lifestyle quickly and safely.

To consult with a Tidewater Orthopaedics elbow doctor, please request an appointment online or call (757) 827-2480.