Elbow Pain Specialist

Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. At Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in Lincoln Square and Wicker Park, Chicago, experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life. Call Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options or schedule an appointment online today.

Elbow Pain Q & A

What is elbow pain?

Your elbow joint is a hinge made up of three bones held together by ligaments that provide joint stability. Muscles and tendons help move the joint. Elbow pain can result from an injury or disease. Symptoms often include:

  • Mild or severe discomfort
  • Stiffness
  • Limited range of motion
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration
  • Warmth
  • Pain with movement
  • Numbness or tingling
  • An obvious deformity

If elbow pain is severe or lingers for more than several days, see an orthopaedic specialist at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers for an evaluation.

What causes elbow pain?

Numerous factors can contribute to elbow pain. Example include:

  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Sprains
  • Fractures
  • Golfer’s or tennis elbow
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon tears
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Bursitis
  • Infections

You might experience elbow pain from playing sports, a work injury, overuse, or a chronic disease. 

To determine the cause of pain, your orthopaedic specialist examines your elbow and reviews your symptoms and medical history. They use blood tests or imaging procedures, such as X-rays and MRIs, to make a diagnosis.

How is elbow pain treated?

Your personalized elbow pain treatment plan focuses on what’s causing the pain and its severity. Your doctor might recommend one or more of the following.

RICE therapy

RICE therapy involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation to reduce inflammation and discomfort associated with elbow pain. You might wear a flexible brace or sling to optimize your recovery and prevent re-injury. If pain persists after several days or you experience severe pain, additional treatments may be necessary.

Medications/injections

Your orthopaedic surgeon might recommend over-the-counter medicines, prescription medications, or steroid injections to alleviate pain and inflammation – or antibiotics to treat an infection. 

PRP

Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers revolutionary platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, a form of regenerative medicine derived from your blood that helps heal damaged tissue naturally.

Physical therapy

On-site physical therapists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers help you strengthen and stretch your elbow joint to ease pain and accelerate healing with or without surgery.

Surgery

Elbow surgery, while often a last resort, is sometimes the best way to fully restore your joint’s structure and function. Your surgeon uses arthroscopy with smaller incisions and shorter recovery times to optimize results. 

During surgery, they may repair, debride (remove damaged tissue), or reconstruct tendons or ligaments. Your doctor might surgically split a damaged tendon to perform tendon release.

Don’t live with chronic or severe elbow pain when simple solutions are available. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers over the phone or online today.

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Joint Replacement

Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers' highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you.

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Fractures

More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly.

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Sports Medicine

Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible.

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Pain and Injuries Treated

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Ankle & Foot Injuries

Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.

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Shoulder Injuries

Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.

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Knee Pain

Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.

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Hand and Wrist Pain

Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.

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Back & Neck Pain

While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.

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Hip Pain

If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.

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Elbow Pain

Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.

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Foot Pain

Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.

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