Elbow Conditions

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

What is ulnar nerve entrapment? Three main nerves travel up and down the arm sending signals from the brain to the arm, hand and fingers. The ulnar nerve is one of these message carriers that travel from the neck, near the collarbone, through the inside of the upper arm, and through the elbow joint [...]

Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, also called lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. The forearm muscles and tendons become damaged by repetitive motion which causes small tears in the tendons surrounding the elbow area. These tears cause inflammation which can lead to pain and tenderness on the [...]

Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epicondylitis

Golfer’s Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis

What is Golfer’s Elbow? Golfer’s elbow, also called medial epicondylitis, is a condition of the elbow marked by inflammation and irritation of the tendons located on the inside of the elbow. Golfer's elbow causes pain where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow called [...]

Golfer’s Elbow / Medial Epicondylitis

Distal Biceps Tendon Tear

Distal Biceps Tendon Tears or Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture What is a distal biceps tendon tear? The biceps is the main muscle located on the front of the arm. It assists in bending the elbow and rotating the forearm. The biceps muscle attaches to the ulna – one of the two forearm bones - [...]

Distal Biceps Tendon Tear

Arthritis of the Elbow

What is arthritis of the elbow? Arthritis is a general term, referring to joint inflammation. Any joint in the body is susceptible to arthritis which causes pain, stiffness and swelling. Arthritis of the elbow is typically caused by the cartilage surface becoming damaged or worn. Similar to arthritis involving other joints of the body, [...]

Arthritis of the Elbow