Sports Injuries

Treating Sports Injuries of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow, Pasadena, CA

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You don't have to be a professional athlete to require an orthopedic specialist's treatment for sports injuries. Some recreational weekend warriors still play their hearts out with a "go big or go home" mentality and that can lead to some nasty collisions, fractures, sprains, strains, and dislocations.

Dr. Annette Billings
is especially equipped to deal with any damage done to hands, wrists, and elbows as an orthopedist with a specialty in upper extremities. She uses the skills she's developed over years of formal education and medical practice.
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Common Hand, Wrist, and Elbow Injuries That Need Orthopedic Treatment

Some of the common acute types of injuries Dr. Billings treats include:
Some of the repetitive use injuries (sustained over time) that Dr. Billings treats in athletes include:
  • Tennis Elbow is one type of tendinitis (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Golfers' Elbow, another type of tendinitis (medial epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger, common with repetitive finger movements.
  • Handlebar Palsy, also known as Cyclist Palsy.
  • DeQuervain's Tendinitis is common in golfers and fishermen. It's wrist tendinitis.
  • Tenosynovitis is a broad term referring to inflammation of a tendon, most often seen in the wrist.
However you may have injured your hand or arm, Dr. Billings has a full suite of surgical and non-surgical treatment options and solutions at her disposal to help you resolve your pain and get back in the game.

If you're suffering from hand, wrist, or elbow pain and believe it's related to your favorite activities, call 626-517-0022 or contact us today to make an appointment. Dr. Billings would love to help you off the bench and back onto the field as quickly and safely as possible.