Golfer’s Elbow Surgery in Maryland and Virginia
Repetitive use of the elbow, such as swinging a golf club, using hand tools and chopping wood with an ax, can contribute to a condition called golfer’s elbow. These activities put strain on the forearm, which leads to pain that begins on the bump of your elbow and can radiate toward your wrist. Even gardening or shoveling snow can result in golfer’s elbow.
Golfer’s elbow can be frustrating. No one likes their activities to become limited by pain, but fortunately, you don’t have to suffer any longer. We offer high-quality surgery for golfer’s elbow in Bethesda, MD. We use a range of treatment options, including medial epicondyle surgery, to relieve the pain associated with golfer’s elbow.
Come to our offices for an evaluation to determine whether you have golfer’s elbow and what you can do to address it. We can guide you to the best solution for your situation. We also accept patient referrals from primary care physicians.
Symptoms of Golfer’s Elbow
The main symptom of golfer’s elbow is a pain in the elbow that goes up the forearm. You may also experience other telltale signs of this condition, such as:
- Pain when you bend your wrist
- Pain when you hold an object or pick something up
- Difficulty or weakness when you grip something or make a fist
Some symptoms of golfer’s elbow mimic those of cubital tunnel syndrome, which is caused by a pinched nerve. Your doctor may perform testing to rule out this cause.
Golfer’s Elbow Surgery and Non-Surgical Treatments
In our Bethesda office, we pursue non-surgical treatment first for this condition. Lumbar epidural steroid injections are a common treatment option, as is physical therapy. If non-surgical treatment does not improve your condition, we can discuss surgery.
We perform medial epicondyle surgery on an outpatient basis, removing the affected area of the tendon or performing a tendon release. After the surgery, we’ll schedule several follow-ups to make sure you heal well and your pain has begun ebbing.
Why Choose OrthoBethesda for Golfer’s Elbow Repair?
You can receive many benefits from selecting OrthoBethesda for your golfer’s elbow care. We have experience treating a range of patients with the same condition. Our aims are to decrease your pain and improve the quality of your day-to-day life, so when you schedule surgery with us, you’ll receive professional, personalized care.
In addition to providing treatment, we want you to understand your condition and how we plan to proceed. We’ll explain things in easy-to-follow language, without relying on complex medical terms. We encourage you to ask questions.
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We provide outstanding orthopedic assistance at our offices in Bethesda, MD, and Arlington, VA. We give the quality treatment you’d be comfortable recommending to a friend or family member, with caring and sympathetic staff eager to aid you with your golfer’s elbow treatment. You don’t have to live with pain. Instead, contact OrthoBethesda today to schedule a consultation. You can reach us at (301) 530-1010.