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Elbow Arthritis and Osteoarthritis Treatment

Arthritis does not discriminate. It can cause pain or limited joint function for people from all walks of life. If you have elbow joint inflammation that is causing you pain, stiffness or limited arm function, you may be suffering from elbow arthritis. For an accurate diagnosis and elbow arthritis and osteoarthritis treatment in New York City, contact our team at Jonathan Glashow, MD, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.

Symptoms and Causes of Elbow Arthritis

Any joint can succumb to the inflammation of arthritis, including the elbow joint. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, although there are over 100 different varieties of this joint condition. Symptoms of elbow osteoarthritis include:

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness when bending the elbow
  • Pain
  • Difficulty lifting with the arm
  • Grating or scraping sensation in the joint

Elbow osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that is caused by wear and tear on the joint. The elbow is one of the less likely joints to succumb to wear and tear on the joint that causes osteoarthritis, but it does occur. Those who have had elbow injuries or perform routine strenuous arm movements with the elbow are at a higher risk for osteoarthritis.

Getting x-rays, a physical examination and other tests can diagnose or confirm elbow arthritis. Our orthopedic specialists evaluate the extent of the elbow joint inflammation and cartilage loss to determine the best elbow arthritis and osteoarthritis treatment. While there is not a cure for arthritis, our advanced treatments can reduce the progression and offer pain relief for patients. In severe cases, surgical treatment for elbow arthritis may be recommended for pain relief and restored function.

If you have elbow stiffness and pain, contact Jonathan Glashow, MD, Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine in UES New York City to schedule your evaluation for elbow arthritis. We specialize in resolving painful joint injuries and conditions to help patients function at the highest level. We offer the most advanced options to relieve elbow pain and restore function.

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