Your elbow is one of the hardest-working joints in your body, so it’s little wonder that it’s susceptible to injuries and other issues. The experienced and compassionate team Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists, with locations in Manassas and Haymarket, Virginia, diagnoses and treats elbow pain in patients of all ages. If you're suffering from elbow pain, call the office nearest you.
General pain in your elbow joint is a major red flag indicating a problem in your joint. In addition to pain, you’re also likely to experience:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should schedule an evaluation at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists.
Elbow pain is generally a sign of an underlying problem, such as:
Because elbow pain can stem from so many different issues, it’s important first to seek a thorough diagnosis so your elbow can get the proper treatment.
First, your provider will ask you to describe the pain, its severity, and the symptoms you're experiencing. They may also order additional tests, such as an on-site X-ray or another diagnostic procedure, to ensure you don't have an elbow fracture or arthritis.
After your elbow pain is diagnosed, your provider develops a personalized treatment plan. Depending on your situation, your treatment may include:
If your elbow pain worsens or doesn't improve with conservative treatments, your provider at Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists may recommend surgery.
To learn more about treating elbow pain, call Northern Virginia Orthopaedic Specialists.