275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

275 Madison E 40th St.

Contact: 212-986-3888

Elbow Pain Causes

Before arriving at a solution for your elbow pain – a thorough understanding of your lifestyle, activities, and symptoms must be compiled and evaluated. At Spine and Sports Medicine, our pain specialists listen to patients before arriving at a diagnosis for what is causing their elbow pain. Patients know what they are suffering from – they are our best source of information.

The elbow functions as a hinge and a rotator to move three long bones in the forearm using your biceps and triceps muscles.

  • A hinge – forward and backward – using your biceps flexing muscle
  • A rotator – twisting inward and outward – using your triceps extension muscle

Pinpointing the source of pain requires a patient-oriented practice.

Elbow Pain Causes

  • Funny Bone nerve irritation causing numbness and tingling of fingers
  • Tennis Elbow injury causing inflammation – tendinitis – affecting the inner or outer elbow
  • Golfer’s Elbow injury to tendons in the inner, bony portion of the elbow
  • Bursa injury – bumping and irritation to the fluid filled sac overlying the tip of the elbow serving to reduce friction
  • Stiff Arm – a sprain resulting in a stretch or tear injury to an elbow ligament
  • Arthritis
  • Nerve irritation
  • Fractures

Elbow Pain Treatment Provider

Spine and Sports Medicine is a renowned physical therapy and whole body health maintenance services center serving 1000s of patients since 1993. The Drs. of Physical Therapy and Licensed Physical Therapists at Spine and Sports Medicine are highly educated and practiced in anatomy, physiology, and the biomechanics of the body.

Care through Physical Therapy:

  • Hands-On Treatment
  • High-Tech/High-Energy Exercises
  • Sports Medicine
  • Home Maintenance Program

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Once the cause of your elbow pain has been determined, the Physical Therapy Team at Spine and Sports Medicine will work to help you progress beyond the pain and into wellness and ease of motion.

To receive an evaluation and diagnosis of your elbow pain, and receive physical therapy treatment in one convenient location, please schedule an appointment with one of our Drs. of Physical Therapy by clicking below or calling 212.986.3888.

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