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Elbow Conditions

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful inflammatory condition that affects the outer side of the elbow.  It can caused by many different factors – not just tennis!  It is common in patients who perform repetitive activities with their elbow at work or in other forms of recreation.  The pain can range from annoying to crippling.  This condition usually responds well to anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy exercises, and special braces.  Occasionally, a corticosteroid injection into the area may be required to calm down the inflammation.  In rare and resistant cases, surgery may be needed.

For more information about tennis elbow, please visit:

Tennis Elbow – OrthoInfo
Tennis Elbow – WebMD

Elbow Arthritis

Arthritis of the elbow can cause painful swelling, loss of motion, and reduction of function.  Arthritis involves breakdown of the cartilage surfaces of the joint, inflammation of the lining of the joint, formation of bone spurs, and other problems.  In the elbow, arthritis will limit the ability of the joint to fully bend or fully straighten.  Dr. Bushnell has several techniques to help with elbow arthritis pain.

For more information about Elbow Arthritis, please visit:

Elbow Arthritis

Arthritis: An Overview