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Our elbow doctors at Flagstaff Bone & Joint are recognized experts 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, or overuse conditions, such as tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. The onset of osteoarthritis, a condition involving the degeneration of joint cartilage, often occurs in people with a history of elbow injuries.

When to See an Elbow Doctor Near You

It’s important to seek treatment and care from one of our back specialists before your condition worsens if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of elbow pain:

  • Elbow pain that radiates down from the shoulder through the arm and hand
  • Pain that increases with use, is not relieved by rest, and occurs when not in use
  • Experiencing swelling and bruising around the elbow
  • Trouble moving or using your elbow as normal; using your arm, turning palm up or down

Patients should also seek medical treatment from a doctor if you have severe pain or if redness and swelling increase, as this could be a sign of a serious problem requiring treatment or surgery by an orthopaedic specialist who specializes in the elbow.

Common elbow conditions and overuse injuries patients suffer from include:

  • Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Elbow arthritis, dislocations, fractures
  • Ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) tear
  • Distal biceps tendon rupture
  • Sports, recreational, work-related, or home improvement activities and responsibilities
  • Falls

At Flagstaff Bone & Joint, we understand that pain in the elbow joint can limit your ability to complete everyday activities. Our orthopaedic and sports medicine doctor and surgeons who specialize in the elbow know that proper diagnosis is paramount in determining the most effective care plan for your individual condition, and they are dedicated to providing you with all available treatment options including both nonsurgical and surgery.

Why Choose Flagstaff Bone & Joint?

Our elbow doctor and surgeons at Flagstaff Bone & Joint have completed specialized training specifically in the elbow, including fellowship training. With this advanced training, Dr. John Flint and Dr. Brianna Patti have the expertise and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your elbow injury or condition individually to your needs, exhausting nonsurgical treatments before considering elbow surgery.

Consult with one of our elbow specialists in Flagstaff, Kingman, or Cottonwood by making an appointment online or calling (928) 773-2280.