What Causes Elbow Bursitis?
Also known as Popeye’s elbow, elbow bursitis has the characteristic look of a bulbous lump on the tip of one’s elbow. Elbow bursitis is caused by a hard blow to the elbow, an extended period of pressure on the tip of the elbow, an infection, or certain medical conditions like arthritis and gout. Most cases […]
Tingling Fingers or a Numb Hand? It May Be Ulnar Nerve Entrapment
You’ve certainly felt it — that painfully electric, tingling sensation in your elbow and arm after you hit your funny bone. This feeling is caused by a temporary triggering of a nerve response, but for some of us, the sensation is chronic and is often accompanied by other enduring symptoms. These persistent pains may be […]
When should you see a doctor for elbow pain?
The elbow is a fairly complex structure made up of bones and joints, ligaments and tendons, muscles and nerves. When all of these parts work together as they should, the elbow allows you to flex and extent from the joint and rotate your forearm and hand. The elbow’s main function is to provide mobility while stabilizing the […]
Elbow Pain When Lifting Weights: Tennis Elbow vs Golfer’s Elbow
Don’t let the laymen’s terms fool you – you don’t have to be a tennis player or a golfer to suffer from tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. In fact, many athletes, workout enthusiasts and weight lifting newcomers experience elbow pain from these conditions due to incorrect form while lifting weights. Before we get into possible […]
Elbow Replacement Surgery: Causes, Procedure & Complications
While total elbow replacement may seem like a drastic measure, the surgery can be a life-changing procedure for those who truly need it. For some, a complete elbow joint replacement is the only way to treat painful elbow conditions that make everyday activities impossible to perform. Though elbow replacement is a complex surgery – and […]