Elbow Pain Specialist Questions and Answers
Here at The Orthopedic Group, our trained doctors can help with your elbow treatment. Call us for more information or read on for our Questions and Answers! We serve patients from Leesburg VA, Lansdowne VA, Dulles VA, Woodburn VA, Watson VA, Sterling VA, Oak Hill VA, Broadlands VA, Brambleton VA, and Arcola VA.
Common elbow issues treated
- Biceps Tendon Tear at the Elbow
- Elbow Replacement
- Sprained Thumb
- Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
- Distal Radius Fracture
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hand Fractures
- Tennis Elbow
- De Quervain’s Tendinosis
- Fingertip Injury
- Wrist Replacement
Q: Which doctor should I see for elbow pain?
A: For elbow pain, especially pain that’s been long-lasting, go see an orthopedist! This kind of professional is an elbow pain specialist and, really, a specialist in any kind of lasting pain in the musculoskeletal system.
You might go see an orthopedist if you’ve been suffering from pain in your elbow for many months now or if you know you have chronic pain. Chronic pain is pain that’s lasted over three months. If you have an injury (that isn’t life-threatening), an orthopedist will be able to address it and may be able to help you avoid further injury in the future. If you’re struggling with arm movement, weakness, or another issue accompanying your pain, the orthopedist can help with that too.
An orthopedist may be able to identify and treat the cause of your pain, or at least help you manage the pain and relieve it. For example, elbow arthritis pain and the condition itself can be addressed by an orthopedist.
Q: What are the causes of elbow pain?
A: Often, elbow pain is just caused by overuse, like in sports, certain hobbies, and some kinds of work that require repetitive arm movements. Less often, elbow pain is due to arthritis, but this isn’t so common because the elbow joint is less prone to wear and damage than other joints. Some of the possible causes of elbow pain are:
- A broken, dislocated, or sprained elbow
- Golfer’s elbow or tennis elbow
- Osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
- Joint inflammation
- Trapped nerves
Most cases of elbow pain, whether immediate or long-lasting, can be addressed by an orthopedist like one of ours here at The Orthopedic Group!
Q: What is the best treatment for elbow pain?
A: This really depends on the cause of the elbow pain and if it’s chronic. Regardless, an orthopedist is a capable surgeon, and in some cases, surgery may be the best treatment, but the orthopedist will want to avoid surgery whenever possible. Less invasive, minimally invasive, or even noninvasive options exist, like exercise, physical therapy, and medication.
The services an orthopedist provides are about pain relief but also diagnosing and addressing the causes of the pain. At The Orthopedic Group, our services include treatments for:
- Bicep tendon tears at the elbow
- Sprained elbows
- Throwing injuries of the elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Carpal tunnel syndrome affecting the elbow
- Elbow fractures
- Tennis elbow
- Elbow injuries
- And other issues
When necessary, we’re fully capable of providing arthroscopic surgery or elbow replacements. Connect with our clinic today if you’d like to learn more about what we do and what treatments we offer. We’re very sure we can help you with your pain!
Q: Where can I find an elbow pain specialist near me?
A: You can find one right here at The Orthopedic Group! We have many different specialists and multiple locations in Leesburg, Lansdowne, and Stonesprings. Please see our Locations page for the clinic location nearest you, its address, and its contact information, then give us a call at that location if you believe you may need our services. You can also book a consultation with us from that page.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you’re in pain, as there’s a lot a trained orthopedist like one of ours can do for you. We look forward to seeing you soon!