We use our elbows every day – in sports, jobs and around the house. And when your elbow or the muscles, ligaments and tendons around it cause you pain, you’re not able to do the activities you want to and need to. The orthopedic specialists at TriHealth Orthopedics & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are here to help you get back to what’s most important. We use the latest advances in diagnostic tools to understand your injury and make a treatment plan that’s right for you.
The most common tendon, ligament and muscle tears around the elbow include:
Each of these injuries have unique causes, symptoms and treatments. The team at TriHealth Orthopedics & Sports Institute will work closely with you to find the right path to get you back to your favorite activities.
Ligament and tendon tears are most often caused by overuse from sports, like golf, tennis, baseball or jobs that require overhead swinging, like carpentry or manufacturing. Traumatic injury, like a sudden blow, can also cause a ligament or tendon tear around the elbow.
Symptoms of an elbow ligament or tendon tear can vary based on the injury and location. You may experience:
Once you and your provider know what’s exactly causing your pain, your orthopedic specialist will create a plan that helps you return to activity. If your tendon or ligament tear is severe, you may need surgery right away:
Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow don’t always require surgery. Sometimes, a conservative treatment approach that includes medication, lifestyle modification and physical therapy can relieve your pain and restore your function.
You may be at higher risk of tearing the ligaments, muscles or tendons around your elbow if you:
You may not be able to completely prevent an injury to your elbow, but there are steps you can take to keep yourself healthy, active and enjoying your favorite sport:
The team at TriHealth Orthopedics & Sports Institute is committed to helping you relieve your pain and back to activity. To learn more or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 354 3700.