What causes elbow pain?
The most common cause of elbow pain is overuse or wear-and-tear injuries. These issues occur over time and inflame your elbow tendons.
Elbow injuries from falls or activity can cause strained muscles or sprained ligaments, and a dislocated or fractured elbow requires immediate attention.
While athletes who swing a golf club or racquet or throw a ball may be more prone to elbow injuries, anyone can suffer from elbow pain regardless of their activity level. And if you have a condition like arthritis, you may experience chronic pain.
What conditions do elbow doctors treat?
If you have chronic elbow pain or worsening symptoms, an elbow specialist can check for conditions like tendonitis, bursitis or damage to your ligaments or tendons. They offer non-surgical and surgical options for arthritis, gout and infectious joint disease.
When should I see an elbow specialist?
After an elbow injury, you may notice swelling, bruising or a fever. If you're unable to move it without pain, seek immediate care.
And if chronic achiness prevents you from performing regular daily activities, connect with our nationally recognized orthopedic experts. They'll create a personalized plan to get you on the road to recovery.
Why Choose Novant Health?
How much does tennis elbow surgery cost?
Tennis elbow surgery costs vary by the care setting and type of treatment. Minimally invasive same-day procedures typically cost less than inpatient care.
Find out more about cost estimates and explore your options. We'll work with you to find affordable, accessible solutions that deliver the best possible treatment for your health and budget.
How can I prevent elbow injuries?
At-home strengthening exercises can go a long way toward preventing elbow injuries. If you play golf or tennis, we'll identify issues with your tennis or golf grip and offer recommendations to improve your elbow health and performance.