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Elbow Conditions

Here are some common elbow conditions that we specialise in

Not sure about your elbow conditions? We can help narrow down the list by matching your pain symptoms below.

Elbow Conditions

Here are some common elbow conditions that we specialise in

Not sure about your elbow conditions? We can help narrow down the list by matching your pain symptoms below.

Pain Symptoms

Find out which condition matches your pain points the best. Do note that it may not be accurate, but we hope to give you a better idea of the condition that you may be experiencing.

  • Stiffness of the elbow
  • Persistent aching around the elbow joint  area
  • Worsening pain when grasping or holding an object
  • Tenderness in the elbow area and soreness of the forearm muscles
  • Unbearable pain near the bony knob inside the elbow, perhaps extends to the entire forearm. 
  • Experiencing pain when trying to make a fist
  • Weakness in the hands and wrists 
  • Numbness or tingling sensation that radiates into one or more fingers 
  • A locking sensation within the elbow joint (like a grating feeling)
  • A tingling sensation at the elbow
  • Pain when flexing and extending your elbow
  • A significantly weakened grip strength

You may have:
Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow condition comes into being on the overuse of the muscles around the elbow joint.

Overworking the elbow joint causes the straining as well as the tearing of the muscles and tendons. Straining and tearing ends up triggering inflammation on the outside of the elbow.

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You may have:
Golfer’s Elbow
Golfer's elbow is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation due to damage to the muscles and tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow.

Athletes engaging in bowling, baseball, golf, or tennis are usually at a high risk of contracting the condition. Obese individuals, adults above 40 years as well as smokers, are also at a high risk of developing Golfer's elbow.

While the pain is centred on the elbow area, in severe instances, it can spread to the forearm and wrist.

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You may have:
Elbow Osteoarthritis
This happens when the protective cartilage at the elbow joint wears out or gets damaged.

Some of the common causes of Elbow Osteoarthritis are:
1. Previous elbow injuries like dislocation of the elbow or even a fracture
2. Previously undergone surgery to correct a problem in the elbow joint
3. Injured joint ligaments which destabilize the elbow
4. Physically demanding outdoor activities. These include sports games like basketball or baseball

While the pain is centered on the elbow area, in severe instances, it can spread to the forearm and wrist.

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  • Swelling at the elbow tip
  • Restricted elbow motion
  • Warm and red skin around the elbow
  • Pus 
  • Pain on the inner side of the elbow
  • Swelling and tenderness of the elbow area
  • Inability to throw a  ball or lift objects
  • Clicking of the elbow joint or instability
  • There is pain, but not very sharp
  • There is a dislocation but not accompanied by a bone fracture
  • The elbow joint feels weak
  • Swelling of the joint
  • Inability to move your forearm freely

You may have:
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Bursitis is also known as Olecranon Bursitis. When the bursa, which is a sac of fluid that enables the skin to slide over the olecranon smoothly without being abraded, gets irritated or inflamed, the bursa can swell up and enlarge.

This inflammation is what is referred to as bursitis. The most common symptom is a swelling at the elbow tip.

People who suffer conditions like gout and rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risks of having elbow bursitis.

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You may have:
Elbow Instability
Elbow instability, also referred to as collateral ligament injury, refers to instability or looseness of the elbow. Elbow instability occurs whenever the elbow is subjected to a force exceeding the tensile properties of the collateral ligament.

Those suffering from Elbow Instability might feel a pain on the inner side of the elbow, a common symptom of Elbow Instability. It's also more common in those who have experienced an elbow dislocation previously.

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You may have:
Elbow Dislocation
The elbow joint forms where the forearm and arm bones meet. The ulna and the radius make up the forearm while the arm consists of just one bone, the humerus. This joint is said to be dislocated when the surfaces of the three bones are separated. Dislocation of the elbow can be partial or complete.

Some common causes of dislocation can be:
1. Having a bad fall with your hand outstretched
2. A bad knock or fall while playing
3. Injured joint ligaments which destabilize the elbow
4. Overusing the arm like in manual jobs

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Pain Symptoms

Find out which condition matches your pain points the best. Do note that it might not be accurate, but we hope to give you a better idea of the condition that you might be experiencing

  • Stiffness of the elbow
  • Persistent aching around the elbow joint area
  • Worsening pain when grasping or holding an object
  • Tenderness in the elbow area and soreness of the forearm muscles

You may have:
Tennis Elbow
Tennis elbow condition comes into being on the overuse of the muscles around the elbow joint.

Overworking the elbow joint causes the straining as well as the tearing of the muscles and tendons. Straining and tearing ends up triggering inflammation on the outside of the elbow.

Find Out More

  • Unbearable pain near the bony knob inside the elbow, perhaps extends to the entire forearm. 
  • Experiencing pain when trying to make a fist
  • Weakness in the hands and wrists 
  • Numbness or tingling sensation that radiates into one or more fingers 

You may have:
Golfer’s Elbow
Golfer's elbow is a condition characterized by pain and inflammation due to damage to the muscles and tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow.

Athletes engaging in bowling, baseball, golf, or tennis are usually at a high risk of contracting the condition. Obese individuals, adults above 40 years as well as smokers, are also at a high risk of developing Golfer's elbow.

While the pain is centred on the elbow area, in severe instances, it can spread to the forearm and wrist.

Find Out More

  • A locking sensation within the elbow joint (like a grating feeling)
  • A tingling sensation at the elbow
  • Pain when flexing and extending your elbow
  • A significantly weakened grip strength

You may have:
Elbow Osteoarthritis
This happens when the protective cartilage at the elbow joint wears out or gets damaged.

Some of the common causes of Elbow Osteoarthritis are:
1. Previous elbow injuries like dislocation of the elbow or even a fracture
2. Previously undergone surgery to correct a problem in the elbow joint
3. Injured joint ligaments which destabilize the elbow.
4. Physically demanding outdoor activities. These include sports games like basketball or baseball.

While the pain is centred on the elbow area, in severe instances, it can spread to the forearm and wrist.

Find Out More

  • Swelling at the elbow tip
  • Restricted elbow motion
  • Warm and red skin around the elbow
  • Pus 

You may have:
Elbow Bursitis
Elbow Bursitis is also known as Olecranon Bursitis. When the bursa, which is a sac of fluid that enables the skin to slide over the olecranon smoothly without being abraded, gets irritated or inflamed, the bursa can swell up and enlarge.

This inflammation is what is referred to as bursitis. The most common symptom is a swelling at the elbow tip.

People who suffer conditions like gout and rheumatoid arthritis are at higher risks of having elbow bursitis.

Find Out More

  • Pain on the inner side of the elbow
  • Swelling and tenderness of the elbow area
  • Inability to throw a  ball or lift objects
  • Clicking of the elbow joint or instability

You may have:
Elbow Instability
Elbow instability, also referred to as collateral ligament injury, refers to instability or looseness of the elbow. Elbow instability occurs whenever the elbow is subjected to a force exceeding the tensile properties of the collateral ligament.

Those suffering from Elbow Instability might feel a pain on the inner side of the elbow, a common symptom of Elbow Instability. It's also more common on those who have experienced an elbow dislocation previously.

Find Out More

  • There is pain, but not very sharp
  • There is a dislocation but not accompanied by a bone fracture
  • The elbow joint feels weak
  • Swelling of the joint
  • Inability to move your forearm freely

You may have:
Elbow Dislocation
The elbow joint forms where the forearm and arm bones meet. The ulna and the radius make up the forearm while the arm consists of just one bone, the humerus. This joint is said to be dislocated when the surfaces of the three bones are separated. Dislocation of the elbow can be partial or complete.

Some common causes of dislocation can be:
1. Having a bad fall with your hand outstretched
2. A bad knock or fall while playing
3. Injured joint ligaments which destabilize the elbow.
4. Overusing the arm like in manual jobs

Find Out More

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