Arm/Elbow

There are bones that make up the elbow joint. The humerus, radius, and ulna. All of these bones are found in the forearm. The ligaments connect to the bones and keep them in alignment. The elbow is a hinge and pivot joint that enables the arm to bend, straighten, twist, and rotate.

Fractures

Fractures are broken bones usually caused by a direct blow or trips and falls where a person uses their arms to brace themselves.

Symptoms:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • A┬árise in the skin
  • Limited range of motion
  • Severe pain.

Diagnostic Procedures:

Tendonitis/Tennis Elbow

Tendonitis is the inflammation of the tendon, which becomes red, swollen and enlarged.

Symptoms:

  • Pain radiating from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist.
  • Pain with movement
  • Weak grip strength

Diagnostic Procedures:

  • Pain radiating from the outside of your elbow into your forearm and wrist.
  • Pain with movement
  • Weak grip strength
Arthritis:

Osteoarthritis of the elbow may result from damage by an injury such as a dislocation or fracture or from the degeneration of the elbow joint cartilage from age, with typical experienced in patients 50 years of age or older. Osteoarthritis develops slowly, eventually causing swelling, stiffness, and pain.

Symptoms:

  • Pain with activity
  • Limited range of motion
  • Weakness
  • Cracking sensation with movement

Diagnostic Procedures: