Experiencing elbow pain that will not go away? You may have an orthopedic condition. Tennis elbow, fractures, and bursitis all fall under the category of common elbow conditions and injuries. We can care for these conditions and more at Dignity Health Central Coast as part of our award-winning orthopedic program. Our specialists can diagnose the issue and create a treatment plan that caters to your unique needs.
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Diagnosing Elbow Pain at Dignity Health Central Coast
Your elbow is more complex than you may realize, consisting of bones, ligaments, tendons, joint fluid, and cushioning structures called bursae. Injury or damage to any of these parts can result in elbow problems and pain.
The most common causes of elbow pain include:
Participating in the activities you most enjoy, like swinging a golf club, can cause overuse and injury to your elbow. This can result in chronic problems, lasting several weeks or coming and going over time. Elbow arthritis, also considered a chronic condition, can cause joint pain as you age.
Treatment for Common Elbow Conditions & Injuries
Treatment and prevention options depend on your elbow problem, severity, medical history, and risk factors. Most elbow pain responds to rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medicines.
If your pain does not respond to these more conservative treatments, your Dignity Health Central Coast doctor may recommend elbow surgery to repair damage. Physical therapy focused on your healing can help speed recovery and prevent future elbow conditions and injuries.
Reach out to one of our experts to find out more about how we can relieve your elbow pain and get you back to doing the activities you love.
Orthopedic doctors at Dignity Health provide comprehensive treatment for common elbow conditions and injuries throughout the Central Coast.