Your elbow is surprisingly prone to injury. A complex hinge joint, the elbow is where three bones come together in your arm: the humerus (upper arm), radius, and ulna (together they make up the forearm).
You do not have to be particularly active to injure the elbow. Simple repetitive household chores or work-related tasks can lead to an overuse injury of the elbow. It is also common to bump your elbow, which can cause an acute traumatic injury but may also lead to the development of post-traumatic arthritis, further increasing pain, inflammation, and function problems.
Common Causes of Elbow Pain
Soreness of the elbow is perhaps one of the most common complaints we see at Core Medical Center. This symptom alone may indicate a number of problems, including:
- Biceps tendonitis
- Bone spurs
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Golfer’s elbow(inner elbow pain), also known as medial epicondylitis
- Nerve entrapment
- Radial tunnel syndrome
- Repetitive stress disorders
- Sports injuries
- Sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow (outer elbow pain), also known as lateral epicondylitis
- Triceps tendonitis
- Trauma (falls, direct impact)
Elbow Pain Treatment in Blue Springs, MO
If your elbow pain is severe, chronic, or impacting your ability to move or use your arm, it is time to visit your doctor. At Core Medical Center, we rely on multiple healthcare specialists who use proven protocols and advanced technology to deliver hands-on comprehensive care designed to ensure optimal healing.
If you are suffering from chronic or severe elbow pain, contact Core Medical Center in Blue Springs, Missouri, to discover your treatment options. Call us at (816) 427-0201 , or request your appointment now.