What causes pain in the wrist or elbow?

Most people enjoy an active lifestyle where using their wrists and elbows is second nature. However, if you start experiencing wrist or elbow pain, it can be difficult to complete some of the most simple tasks such as typing, opening a jar or turning a doorknob.

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Wrist and elbow pain explained

Wrist and elbow pain is commonly found in the non-dominant arm when specific muscles and tendons become stressed as a result of being weaker and smaller. The muscles in your non-dominant wrist and elbow may not be strong enough to overcome repetitive action. At times, the cause of pain may actually be from other regions of the body, specifically the neck and upper back. Injury to the wrist and elbow could be the cause of a work-related injury, sports injury, or overuse, limiting your ability to flex, bend, push, and pull with your arm.

Common wrist and elbow conditions

At Premier Orthopaedic Associates of Southern New Jersey, we treat some of the most common and complex wrist and elbow conditions:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Distal Radial Fracture  
  • Wrist and Elbow Arthritis 
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Wrist Sprains and Fractures 
  • Tendonitis of the Wrist 
  • Ganglion Cysts 
  • Traumatic Wrist Injuries 
  • Wrist Fractures 
  • Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) 
  • Dislocation of the Elbow 
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Expert Care for Wrist and Elbow Pain

We know how debilitating pain in the wrist and elbow can be, which is why our team of highly trained wrist and elbow specialists stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and interventional pain management solutions. When surgery is a consideration, we offer minimally invasive procedures performed in one of our state-of-the-art outpatient surgery centers, where our dedicated team is focused on getting your wrist or elbow fully functional.

If you have pain that is persistent or lack mobility in your wrist or elbow, it is time to seek the care of one of our wrist and elbow specialists.    

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