Suffering from an elbow?

You're not alone. Elbow pain is one of the most common orthopedic complaints. But don't worry, we can help. Dr. Jacob Spencer is a highly experienced and board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in treating elbow injuries and fractures.

Elbow Anatomy 

The elbow joint is formed by the articulation of three bones: the humerus, radius and ulna. Articular cartilage lines the articulating regions of these bones, providing a smooth surface for movement and cushioning to reduce friction between them. The bones of the elbow are supported by ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This joint allows us to bend or straighten our arms up to 180 degrees as well as lift or move objects.

Types of Elbow Injuries

At Spencer Orthopedics, we are experts in treating all injuries and conditions that affect the elbow joint. Common elbow injuries include:

  • Flexor tendinitis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Elbow dislocations
  • Elbow fractures
  • Without treatment, elbow injuries may become progressively worse and eventually lead to chronic (long-lasting) pain.

Any problem causing pain, swelling, discoloration, numbness or tingling sensation, or abnormal position of the elbow that persists for more than two or three days should be evaluated by Dr. Jacob Spencer to establish the cause and obtain the best treatment as early as possible.

Elbow pain is caused by damage to the bones, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues that make up this complicated joint. These elements come together to allow you to extend, flex and rotate your arms. Damage to any component of your elbow may produce discomfort that might be exacerbated with particular activities. Elbow pain can be caused by overuse injuries from repeated motions or infrequent wear-and-tear deterioration associated with arthritis.

The Spencer Orthopedic team will start by examining your symptoms and medical history to determine the source of your elbow discomfort. They thoroughly assess the strength and mobility of your elbow, as well as any necessary imaging tests. Then, they create a customized therapy plan to help you get relief from your suffering and regain the use of your elbow. Treatment for elbow pain may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Steroid injections
  • Immobilization with a brace or splint

If you're still experiencing elbow pain despite trying conservative treatments, the team at Spencer Orthopedic may recommend surgery. They offer advanced procedures such as minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery. To find relief from your elbow pain, call Spencer Orthopedic or schedule an appointment online today.

As stated, you should receive medical treatment if your elbow pain doesn't improve with at-home treatments. Other signs that you need to see a doctor are:

  • Intense pain, swelling, bruising, and redness
  • Reduced range of motion following an accident or an injury, specifically an inability to bend your arm without pain
  • Fever following an injury or accident
Call Spencer Orthopedics Today

We want to help you get back to your life as quickly as possible. That's why we offer comprehensive treatment options for all types of elbow injuries, from simple fractures to more complex conditions like arthritis and sports medicine injuries. We'll work with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and gets you back to doing what you love as soon as possible.

Contact our office today at 760-797-7540 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacob Spencer! We will do everything we can to get you back to a pain-free life.

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Contact Info

To book an appointment or for any questions, please call us at (760) 797-7540. Alternatively, you can schedule an appointment online by filling out the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!
Palm Desert Office
36953 Cook St, #101
Palm Desert, CA 92211

La Quinta Office
47020 Washington Street
La Quinta, CA 92253

Palm Desert Office

36953 Cook St, #101
Palm Desert, CA 92211

La Quinta Office

47020 Washington Street
La Quinta, CA 92253