The elbow is the joint that bends your arm. It is a modified hinge joint made up of three bones, the Humerus, Radius and Ulna bones. The elbow allows for the flexion and extension of the forearm relative to the upper arm, as well as rotation of the forearm and wrist. All of the nerves that travel down the arm pass across the elbow. Three main nerves begin together at the shoulder the radial nerve, the ulnar nerve and the medial nerve.
Pain in the Elbow is often caused by overuse. Many sports, hobbies and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. Elbow pain may occasionally be due to arthritis, but in general, your elbow joint is much less prone to wear-and-tear damage than are many other joints.
Common causes of elbow pain include:
- Bursitis (joint inflammation)
- Dislocated elbow
- Trapped nerves
- Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
- Sprains and strains
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
- Throwing injuries
- Stress fractures
How can Dr. Anden diagnose your Elbow pain?
- Physical Examination And Medical History
- X-ray, MRI and/or CT Scan
- EMG/NCS testing (Done by Dr. Anden)
- Ultrasound Guided Examination (Done in Dr Anden’s Office)
How can we treat your Elbow pain?
The treatments for elbow disorders depend on the underlying cause. Treatment varies depending on the disorder and symptoms you experience. Most elbow disorders require conservative treatment. Surgery is a last resort if your symptoms don’t improve.
Your treatment options include:
- Physical Therapy or at-home exercises
- NSAIDS and ice to reduce inflammation
- Regenerative Injection Therapies
- Ultrasound Guided Corticosteroid Injections
- braces or immobilization
Our Mission is to Help You Feel Better.
We promote healing, restore function, and alleviate pain by integrating both modern and holistic medicine. Our promise to our patients is to create a specialized and honest plan, tailored to your specific symptoms and your individual needs.
Located in South Ogden
- 6112 S. 1550 E.
- Suite 202 – 2nd Floor
- South Ogden, UT 84405
- P) 801.732.5914
- F) 801.689.2347
- E) Theteam@humannaturemedical.com
Our Office Hours
Monday – Thursday 8am – 5pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Dr. Corey Anden
Dr. Corey Anden is the Founder and Owner of Human + Nature. She is 4-Board Certified and specializes in Sports Medicine and Non-Surgical Orthopedics. She has been treating patients in the Ogden area for the past 32 years.