Though your elbows might seem rather bony and impassible, they house important ligaments, tendons, nerves, and muscles that can easily become strained or torn causing pain. By practicing preventive measures and seeking treatment from an orthopedic specialist before a problem gets worse, you can save yourself from a lot of pain and suffering.
Our orthopedic elbow specialists are some of the best in the nation, and know exactly how to treat your elbow condition. All of the specialists in the Intermountain Healthcare Orthopedic Specialties Group are highly trained, knowledgeable, and experienced in diagnosing and treating complicated injuries that impact the musculoskeletal system.
We treat a variety of elbow related injuries and conditions, including:
Some of the pain associated with these types of conditions may be relieved with rest, however, they may also return if you continue to engage in the same motions that caused them to surface in the first place. An orthopedic specialist may be able to help you develop a better technique to prevent future damage to your elbows, particularly if you play a sport or perform manual labor.
Our orthopedic specialists prefer to seek out non-surgical methods of recovery before suggesting surgery. If you are currently experiencing pain in your forearm or elbow, you may be able to ice the area to reduce pain and inflammation. If this doesn’t seem to work, taking over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications (Ibuprofen) may help to bring the pain down to a manageable level until you are able to see an orthopedic specialist.
If you are experiencing pain in your elbow or forearm, call us today to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic specialist.