Elbow pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as osteoarthritis, or of a recent injury, such as a fall. The onset of osteoarthritis, a condition involving the degeneration of joint cartilage, often occurs in people with a history of elbow injuries.
The most common cause of pain in the elbow can be related to a recent injury. Elbow injuries commonly occur during:
- Sports or recreational activities
- Work-related responsibilities
- Home improvement projects
Elbow pain can also be caused by overuse. Overuse injuries of the elbow, such as tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), tennis elbow, or golfer's elbow, lead to inflammation, which can cause considerable pain in the elbow and forearm.
At Orthopaedic Associates, we understand that pain in the elbow can make everyday activities challenging.
Why Choose Orthopaedic Associates?
At Orthopaedic Associates, our shoulder expert, James F. Watt, D.O., has undergone extensive fellowship training in upper extremity surgery and is widely regarded as the authority in both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for shoulder conditions. Dr. Watt and our team of specialty-trained shoulder surgeons are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of shoulder injuries and conditions. Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs.
To consult with one of our elbow surgeons, please request an appointment online, or call 850-863-2153. Our elbow doctors are available to see patients at our locations in Fort Walton Beach, Destin, and Niceville.