The elbow joint is often overlooked—until it starts hurting! Elbow pain can occur in both athletes and non-athletes, and because of this, different actions can create various types of injury.
If your it is keeping you from enjoying an active, comfortable lifestyle, Nairobi Spine and Orthopaedic Centre elbow specialists will provide a customized treatment plan with respective diagnosis and concern to get you on the path to recovery.
Elbow joint conditions we treat include:
Understanding the Elbow Joint
The arm in the human body is made up of three bones that join together to form a hinge joint called the elbow. The upper arm bone or humerus connects from the shoulder to the elbow forming the top of the hinge joint. The lower arm or forearm consists of two bones, the radius and the ulna. These bones connect the wrist to the elbow forming the bottom portion of the hinge joint.
The elbow joint is held in place and put together by the cartilage, tendons and ligaments. It consists of three separate joints surrounded by a watertight sac called a joint capsule. This capsule surrounds the elbow joint and contains lubricating fluid called synovial fluid.
What Causes Elbow Pain?
It can be caused by a variety of problems such as inflammatory conditions.
They include; tendinitis, olecranon bursitis, arthritis, traumatic conditions like fractures and sprains, infections like cellulitis, tuberculosis, nerve irritation and entrapments and other conditions like bone and soft tissue tumors.
People who play racquet sports and golfers are most likely to injure the tendons on the outside of the elbow. This condition is commonly called tennis elbow.
Often caused by overuse during activities such as gardening, sport activities, elbow joint pain is still prone to serious long-term injury. Contact us to find out the exact reason behind your chronic elbow pain with specialists at NSOC to begin your road to recovery.
When should I see a doctor for elbow pain?
If you think you have fractured or dislocated your elbow and have elbow pain that doesn’t go away with rest and ice, or intense pain that doesn’t go away even when you’re not using your arm, swelling and bruising around your elbow, call (254) 791 399 103/4 or (254) 780 888 823 immediately to access our Orthopedic Urgent Care Assistance.
To prevent or avoid elbow pain, take on a stretching routine to help improve flexibility in the extensor muscles and engage yourself in exercises that can help strengthen and prevent the onset of tennis/golfer elbow.