Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain and Injuries | Annette Billings
Elbow Pain and Injuries | Annette Billings

Treating Elbow Pain and Injuries with Elbow Specialist and Surgeon, Pasadena, CA 

As the largest joint in the arm, the elbow joint is a veritable highway of nerves, tendons, and ligaments that affect feeling and movement up and down your arm. If you've ever hit your (not so) "funny bone," you've experienced firsthand the kind of nerve power this particular area holds. This sensitivity and the significance that the elbow has in the function of the rest of the arm are ample reasons to seek treatment from an orthopedic specialist when you have elbow pain.

Dr. Annette Billings is an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in upper extremities, including the elbow. She has the training and the experience to diagnose and treat elbow conditions in order to keep the entire network of structures in your arm working as it should.
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Elbow Doctor Provides Surgical & Non-Surgical Treatment Options for Elbow Pain

Among the causes of elbow pain that Dr. Billings treats are the following conditions:

Sports Injuries of the Elbow: While an ordinary injury to the elbow may physically look the same as a sports injury, Dr. Billings knows that the follow-up care for a sports injury can be tailored to get you back to your favorite activities safely and quickly. Some examples of sports injuries to the elbow include Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, and nerve injuries.

Elbow Fractures: Any joint fracture is of special cause for concern. Elbow fractures can be difficult to treat or stabilize. Dr. Billings is an expert in assessing and treating broken elbows.

Tendinitis: This is a repetitive use injury in which doing the same motion repeatedly for a period of time results in inflammation of the tendons in the elbow. There are both surgical and non-surgical treatments for this condition.

Tendon Injuries: If your tendon pain didn't develop over time, but is a result of a specific incident, Dr. Billings is prepared to assess and treat your tendon injury. The treatments for these injuries are distinct from those with longer-developing causes.

Nerve Compression and Injury: As previously mentioned, some very important nerve pathways pass around the elbow. Nerves can be compressed with prolonged flexion – or sleeping with your elbows bent.

Whatever the cause of your elbow pain, you are going to get the best care possible when you enlist the help of an orthopedist like Dr. Annette Billings. She has both the knowledge of and familiarity with treating these complex injuries, and she also has a personal philosophy of treating each patient with individualized care to ensure patients understand and are confident in their treatment options.

If you live in or around Pasadena, have unresolved elbow pain, and would like to feel better as soon as possible, call 626-517-0022 or contact us today to learn more or make an appointment. Dr. Billings would love to help.