What Causes Elbow Pain?

You know the feeling; you go to twist your grip and pang! A sharp pain in your elbow. It can happen to anyone at any age or activity level. Elbow pain may be caused by a number of different issues, ranging from overuse to acute injury to a chronic condition. These issues may involve any of the individual parts that make up your elbow joint, including tendons and ligaments, the radius and ulna bones, cartilage, and joint fluid sacs called bursae.

Some common elbow injuries and conditions can be treated with the classics: rest, ice and over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. However, if not properly treated, many elbow conditions may become chronic problems. The pain may hang on for several weeks at a time, or fade away and then come back just when you thought it was gone for good.

Our recommended forms of treatment for elbow pain ranges from physical therapy to medications to surgery. Some of the most common issues we treat include:

If you’re seeking orthopaedic treatment for elbow pain in AL, call us at (205) 939-3699 or request an appointment using our online form. You may also wish to use our Physician Finder to learn more about our elbow and joint specialists.


Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center offers world-class orthopaedic treatment for elbow pain in AL.