Elbow pain is a common complaint that can affect your ability
to use your hands, as well as your entire arm. The elbow is a
hinged joint that connects the bones of the upper arm (humerus)
to the two smaller bones of the forearm (radius and ulna).
Muscles and ligaments attached to these bones help the arm
flex, extend and turn. Because we use our arms for so many
things, elbow pain - like shoulder pain - can slow us down and
make simple activities such as brushing our hair or closing the
car door agonizing to accomplish.
Common causes of elbow pain include lateral epicondylitis
("tennis elbow"), bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis.
Texas Health Resources has experts including physicians on the
medical staff who can effectively diagnose the source of elbow
pain and provide you with a range of treatment options. Texas
Health has elbow specialists on the medical staff who can
perform advanced surgeries, as well as make recommendations
about other treatments. Many Texas Health hospitals offer
rehabilitation services with advanced equipment and experienced
therapists. Plus, you can try these tips for keeping your
elbows healthy and pain free.