Elbow pain is very common and can be caused by many different conditions. If you are suffering from elbow pain, an accurate diagnosis is vital so treatment can be tailored to your individual condition. The following conditions are a few of the causes of elbow pain.
- Tennis Elbow (Lateral epicondylitis) is a tendonitis/tendonosis of the extensor tendons of the forearm. People who suffer from tennis elbow get pain on the outer part of their elbow. While lateral epicondylitis is called tennis elbow, many people get this condition who have never played tennis. However, this condition affects many recreational tennis players and is often associated with a breakdown in the tennis stroke. Dr. Nevel is also a USPTA tennis professional and can address any tennis technique issues during your visit.
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is a tendonitis/tendonosis of the flexor tendons of the forearm. Golfer’s elbow will cause pain on the inner part of the elbow. Medial epicondylitis is sometimes found in golfer’s that tend to flex their wrists during their shots or take large divots. Similar to tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow does not just affect golfers but cause pain in tennis player and non-athletes as well.
- Tendonitis can occur on any of the tendons that surround the elbow joint. Other than tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow, tendonitis can affect the biceps and triceps tendons. Bicep tendonitis is felt in the front part of the elbow and often hurts while flexing the elbow. Triceps tendonitis is felt in the back of the elbow and often hurts while extending the elbow straight.
- Olecranon Bursitis: Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa sac and is most common behind the elbow joint. Olecranon bursitis symptoms include swelling and tenderness behind the joint over the bony part of the elbow called the olecranon.
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: occurs due to compression of the ulnar nerve. The ulnar nerve travels around the inside of the elbow creating symptoms such as numbness and tingling in the fingers and shooting pain into the forearm.
- Elbow Fractures: Broken bones and fractures can occur in the bones the elbow after traumatic injuries such as slip/falls, sports injuries, and car accidents. Sport & Spinal Rehab in Jupiter, FL has an on-site x-ray facility to evaluate fractures and broken bones.
- Elbow Subluxations & Misalignments: similar to the spine, elbow joints can become misaligned and not move properly, often causing pain. Only a chiropractor is qualified to detect these misalignments and restore the proper function. Dr. Nevel has furthered his knowledge and is certified through the Council on Extremity Adjusting as a “Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner.”
Dr. Brandon Nevel is a chiropractor serving Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, Hobe Sound, Juno, Jupiter Farms and the surrounding cities. Sport & Spinal Rehab offers chiropractic and physical therapy to heal your elbow pain. Call 561-746-4242 to schedule an appointment.