Elbow - Surgical
Elbow Surgery & Treatment
If problems with your elbow are causing you pain or preventing you from doing what you love, visit the office of Dr. Lisa R. Reznick to explore your treatment options. She can evaluate, diagnose, and treat a variety of conditions of the elbow and recommend the best solution for you – whether that includes surgery or a more conservative treatment approach.
Dr. Reznick treats the following elbow conditions and injuries:
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Radial Tunnel Syndrome
- Pronator Teres Syndrome
- Elbow Bursitis and Arthritis
Most of the time, elbow pain can be successfully treated without surgery. Conditions such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) or medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow), both of which are types of tendonitis, are caused by repetitive stress.
Nerve compression is another common condition that affects the elbow and forearm:
- Cubital tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow, resulting in numbness and tingling in the ring finger and little finger.
- Radial tunnel syndrome occurs when the radial nerve in the arm is compressed, which causes aching pain in the forearm near the elbow, along with weakness in the forearm, wrist, and hand.
- The pronator teres is a muscle in the forearm just below the elbow. The median nerve passes through it. If this nerve is compressed, it can cause numbness and tingling in the palm, thumb, and fingers, except for the pinky.
All of these injuries typically respond to rest, ice, corticosteroid injections, and anti-inflammatory medications. Elbow or forearm splints may also be worn. After the injury has healed, physical therapy can improve muscle strength, flexibility, endurance, and coordination, which can help prevent the injury from reoccurring.
If your elbow injury does not respond to conservative treatment, Dr. Reznick may recommend surgery. Surgery can remove tissue damaged by chronic tendonitis or alleviate pressure caused by nerve compression. With advanced training in elbow surgery, Dr. Reznick is highly qualified to take care of your elbow pain.