Elbow Pain: Understanding the Causes and Finding Relief

Elbow Pain: Understanding the Causes and Finding Relief

Elbow pain can make it difficult to move and perform everyday tasks. At Franklin County Medical Center, our team specializes in diagnosing and treating elbow pain, helping you find relief and regain movement.

What Causes Elbow Pain?

Elbow pain can have various causes, including:

  • Overuse or repetitive motions: Activities like playing sports or typing strain the muscles and tendons in the elbow.
  • Injuries: Falls, accidents, or direct blows to the elbow can cause pain and damage.
  • Arthritis: Conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis lead to chronic pain and inflammation in the elbow joint.
  • Tennis Elbow: This condition causes pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow due to repetitive arm motions.
  • Nerve Compression: Sometimes, conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome can cause pain that radiates to the elbow due to a nerve being squeezed or pressed on.

If you’re experiencing elbow pain, it’s important to seek medical attention. Our specialists at Franklin County Medical Center can diagnose the cause of your elbow pain and provide effective treatment options.

Signs of Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can manifest in different ways. Common signs include:

  • Aching or discomfort in the elbow that persists
  • Tenderness when touching the elbow
  • Swelling or puffiness around the elbow
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty bending or straightening the arm

If you experience these symptoms, our experts can provide an accurate diagnosis and recommend appropriate treatment options to alleviate your elbow pain.

Elbow Pain Diagnosis

At Franklin County Medical Center, our orthopedic specialists follow a comprehensive diagnostic process to identify the underlying causes of elbow pain.

This may include:

  • A thorough examination of the affected area
  • Review of your medical history
  • Detailed discussion about your symptoms and any relevant activities or injuries
  • Imaging techniques, such as X-rays or MRI scans, if necessary
  • Based on the diagnosis, we can tailor a treatment plan specifically for you.

Elbow Pain Treatment

The treatment options for elbow pain depend on the underlying cause and severity of your condition.

Our specialists may recommend:

  • Non-Surgical Options: Rest, activity modification, physical therapy, pain management techniques, anti-inflammatory medications, and targeted injections.
  • Surgical Options: In more complex cases, surgical interventions such as arthroscopy, tendon repair, or joint replacement may be considered.

Our experienced orthopedic team will guide you through the treatment process, ensuring you receive personalized care to relieve your elbow pain and restore optimal function.

Don’t let elbow pain limit your daily activities. Contact Franklin County Medical Center at 208-852-3662 to schedule an appointment and find the right solutions for your elbow pain.

Our Elbow Pain Providers

Gregory Hicken, MD

Gregory Hicken, MD


    Kerry Jepsen, MD

    Kerry Jepsen, MD


      Our Elbow Pain Location

      Franklin County Specialty Clinic
      64 N 1st E, Preston, ID 83263
      Second Floor, Suite 200
      Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      (208) 852-3662


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