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The elbow pain specialists at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of elbow injuries and conditions.

The vast majority of elbow injuries we see at Performance Rehabilitation & Regenerative Medicine are overuse conditions. These injuries are commonly seen in sports or recreational activities, gardening and home projects, and/or repetitive movements performed at work. In many cases the exact cause is not always identifiable. Overuse conditions are referred to as tendinitis. This inflammatory condition can be extremely painful and often affect the quality of life.

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Common Hand, Arm & Elbow Injuries

•Arthritis Treatment
To help you understand arthritis a little better, you should know that it’s a painful inflammation and stiffness of the joints. The term in itself covers more than 100 medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout — just to name the most common types. Osteoarthritis is the result of the cartilage covering the end of bones, gradually wearing away. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when the immune system attacks the body’s tissues. And, gout occurs when too much uric acid builds up in the body.

•Bicep Tendon Tear

Biceps tendon tears can be either partial or complete.

Partial tears. These tears damage the soft tissue but do not completely sever the tendon.

Complete tears. A complete tear will detach the tendon completely from its attachment point at the bone.

In most cases, tears of the distal biceps tendon are complete. This means that the entire muscle is detached from the bone and pulled toward the shoulder.

•Carpal Tunnel
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on your median nerve. This nerve gives you feeling in your thumb and all your fingers except for your pinky. When it goes through your wrist, it passes through the carpal tunnel — a narrow path that’s made of bone and ligament. If you get any swelling in your wrist, this tunnel gets squeezed and pinches your median nerve, which causes your symptoms.

•DeQuervains (DQ) Syndrome

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful condition affecting the tendons on the thumb side of your wrist. If you have de Quervain’s tenosynovitis, it will probably hurt when you turn your wrist, grasp anything or make a fist.

Although the exact cause of de Quervain’s tenosynovitis isn’t known, any activity that relies on repetitive hand or wrist movement — such as working in the garden, playing golf or racket sports, or lifting your baby — can make it worse.

•Elbow Bicep Tendonitis
The bicep muscle is a long muscle that extends from the shoulder to the elbow and can be responsible for anterior elbow/forearm pain.  The bicep is primarily responsible for bending the elbow and turning the forearm.  The tendon can become inflamed with repetitive movements that occur in weight training, throwing sports, rock climbing or gardening.

•Golfers Elbow
Also know as medial epicondylitis. This condition does not just affect golfers.  Any activity that requires repetitive movements of the wrist will place excessive stress on the muscle and tendon resulting in tendonitis and possible scar tissue formation. The pain usually begins on the inside of the elbow (at the bump called the medial epicondyle), and may spread down the forearm, resulting in weakness into the hand.

•Hand Fracture

•Osteoarthritis of the Elbow
>The elbow consists of three bones and 2 joints. The cartilage covering the joint is susceptible to the “wear and tear” of activity and trauma. The resultant breakdown of the cartilage surrounding the joint is termed arthritis, which is also commonly associated with bone spurs. This condition typically affects middle-aged patients that engage in strenuous manual activities or sports, such as weight training, boxing, and rock climbing.

•Tennis Elbow
A very common term for pain that affects the outside of the elbow medically known as lateral epicondylitis.  You don’t have to be a tennis player to suffer from this condition, but the condition is very common in racquet sports, where the participants engage in repetitive grasping movements.

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