Tennis elbow and golfer's elbow are common, painful conditions. Both often affect athletes, musicians and people who routinely use hand tools. Trust the orthopedic experts at Franciscan Health to know if elbow surgery is the right treatment for your
Treating Your Pain: Is Elbow Surgery Necessary?
Your elbow is a hinge joint between the long bone in your upper arm, the humerus, and the bones in your forearm, the radius and ulna. The bicep muscles of the upper arm bend and move your arm at the elbow. Ligaments around the elbow stabilize the joint. Overuse and damage result in elbow pain and weakness.
Franciscan Health orthopedic experts will recommend the best treatment to help get you back to the activities you love. Depending on your condition, a combination of rest, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy or occupational therapy may be all you need. Splinting or changes in activity can also be a part of your treatment plan. If surgery is necessary, your physician will review elbow surgery recovery time, rehabilitation and what you can expect long-term.
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