Whether you are an athlete with a throwing injury or you slip on the ice landing awkwardly on your arm, elbow pain and injuries can have a significant impact on your life including work, sports, or simple daily activities.
The elbow is commonly affected by painful tendon conditions such as tennis elbow and nerve compression conditions such as cubital tunnel syndrome. If not treated appropriately, these injuries and conditions can lead to long-term stiffness, pain or dysfunction. The upper extremity specialists at Orthopedic Institute have advanced training and expertise in addressing both routine and complex elbow injuries and conditions.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
When you hit your “funny bone” you are actually hitting a nerve behind your elbow. Occasionally this nerve becomes compressed or irritated resulting in pain and numbness and tingling in the arm and hand.
Numbness and tingling or a pins-and-needles sensation in the ring and pinky fingers and along the inner aspect of the hand or forearm
Electrical sensation running from their elbow down into the fingers
Sudden pain or a “funny bone” sensation with just light bumping of the elbow
Weakness or loss of strength
Difficulty with fine motor activities
Distal Biceps Rupture
A sudden pop in the arm while lifting something heavy or forcefully pulling or catching something that is falling is often wishfully thought to be a minor tweak or sprain and expected to improve with time.
Bruising or swelling extending down into the forearm
Pain with bending or rotating the arm or weakness with lifting or twisting
Cramping or spasms of the biceps
You may think your elbow pain cannot possibly be tennis elbow because you have never played tennis or even swung a racket. However, this painful elbow condition is quite common in the general population, even in individuals who do not play racket sports.