Elbow

Our specialty-trained elbow doctors at Tri-County Orthopedics are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow injuries and conditions.

Elbow pain can be the result of a condition that has developed over time, such as osteoarthritis, or of a recent injury, such as a fall. The onset of osteoarthritis, a condition involving the degeneration of joint cartilage, often occurs in people with a history of elbow injuries.

The most common cause of pain in the elbow can be related to a recent injury. Elbow injuries commonly occur during:

  • Sports or recreational activities
  • Work-related responsibilities
  • Home improvement projects
  • Falls

Elbow pain can also be caused by overuse. Overuse injuries of the elbow, such as tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis), tennis elbow, or golfer's elbow, lead to inflammation, which can cause considerable pain in the elbow and forearm.

At Tri-County Orthopedics, we understand that pain in the elbow can make everyday activities challenging.

Our elbow experts understand that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective treatment plan for your individual condition.

To consult with one of our elbow doctors, please request an appointment online, or call (973) 538-2334.

Why Choose Tri-County Orthopedics?

At Tri-County Orthopedics, our specialty-trained elbow doctors are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow injuries and conditions. Our specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with one of our elbow doctors, please request an appointment online, or call  (973) 538-2334.

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained elbow doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.

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Tips for Healthy Joints

As the connections between your bones, joints will sustain a certain amount of wear and tear as we age. Remaining pain- and arthritis-free requires practicing good joint preservation techniques. The following techniques will help you to treat your joints with care as they age.

Movement

Every day, move each joint through its full range of motion to sustain mobility and freedom from pain. Make sure your movements are slow and gentle to avoid injury, and be careful not to overextend.

Use

Be sure to extend and flex your joints in the manner for which they are intended. Avoid overextending or stressful positions as well as techniques that could put you at risk for injury.

Posture

The manner in which you carry your body has a significant impact on whether your joints will remain pain-free. Practice good posture by adjusting work spaces to your specifications. Avoid back pain by picking items up using your legs, not your lower back. When carrying heavy objects, be sure to cradle the items close to your body.

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Favor the larger joints. Use the weaker joints for duties only they can handle. Using your hands, carry objects palm open to help distribute weight equally over your forearm. If available, make use of surfaces around you. Instead of lifting an object, slide the object across a surface like a table or work bench.

Stay Active

Avoid keeping your joints in the same position for a prolonged period of time. This will help to keep your joints from becoming stiff. In situations where this cannot be avoided, such as car rides, take a break every hour to stretch and adjust your seating position.