Nicholas Jew, MD
Orthopedic Hand Surgeon and Upper Extremity Specialist & Hand & Wrist Surgeon located in Jackson, MS, Flowood, MS, & Madison MS
If you experience elbow pain or tenderness, orthopedic hand surgeon and upper extremity specialist Nicholas Jew, MD, and his team can provide relief. At Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Madison, Jackson, and Flowood, Mississippi, they offer a variety of non-invasive and surgical treatments to restore elbow joint function and your quality of life. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.
Elbow Pain Q & A
What is elbow pain?
Elbow pain is a feeling of discomfort at the joint where your forearm and upper arm connect. The elbow joint consists of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Elbow pain might present as aching pain, severe pain, stiffness, swelling, tenderness, or a reduced range of motion.
What causes elbow pain?
Numerous injuries or diseases can contribute to elbow pain, including:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tendon tears
- Tennis elbow
- Elbow fractures
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Elbow dislocation
- Golfer’s elbow
- Sprains and strains
- Trapped nerves
You might injure your elbow playing sports, overusing your arm, falling, or being in an automobile accident.
How does my provider diagnose elbow pain?
To determine what’s causing elbow pain, Dr. Jew reviews your medical history and asks questions about your symptoms. He examines your elbow joint to look for signs of swelling, stiffness, bruising, redness, and a reduced range of motion.
Dr. Jew might press on different parts of your elbow. He may recommend you undergo blood tests, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, ultrasounds, or other imaging procedures.
What are my elbow pain treatment options?
Depending on the root cause of your elbow pain, Dr. Jew and his staff might suggest one of the following treatments:
Bracing or casting
Wearing an elbow brace or cast can restrict the joint range of motion during a period of healing.
Taking certain medications can reduce inflammation and ease elbow pain. Dr. Jew personalizes a medication regimen to give you the best outcome.
Steroid injections into your elbow joint can diminish inflammation associated with discomfort and stiffness. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections enhance cell generation and healing naturally.
Physical therapy stretches, exercises, and manipulation can strengthen your elbow joint, accelerate healing, and relieve pain.
As a last resort, Dr. Jew can perform elbow surgery to repair or replace tissues in your joint under local anesthesia. He uses the latest advances in surgical procedures and techniques to give you the best results.
Don’t let elbow pain negatively affect your life when simple treatments at Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center offer long-lasting relief. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.