Elbow Surgery at Dunham Orthopaedics
Elbow pain can last for hours, days or years. Common causes include overuse injuries, degenerative conditions and trauma or injury. Dunham Orthopaedics provides personalized care for patients from all walks of life and of all ages. Every person is different, symptoms of conditions present differently for different people. Symptoms also vary depending on the condition, severity, location and many other factors. Dr. Dunham, speciality-trained and board certified, is dedicated to helping you return to your healthy, active lifestyle.
Golfer’s elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow.
Elbow MCL Injury
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the elbow is situated on the inner elbow and helps to provide stability to the joint. Damage to this ligament can occur through an impact injury or an accident or from repetitive overuse, for example throwing with poor technique.
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Despite its name, athletes aren’t the only people who develop tennis elbow. People whose jobs feature the types of motions that can lead to tennis elbow include plumbers, painters, carpenters and butchers.
The ulnar nerve gives feeling to the little finger and half of the ring finger. It also controls most of the little muscles in the hand that help with fine movements, and some of the bigger muscles in the forearm that help you make a strong grip.