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  • Causes of Arthritis of the Elbow

    The term degenerative joint disease describes a wearing out of the joint over a period of many years. Injury to a joint, such as a bad sprain or fracture, can damage the articular cartilage. Excessive pressure on the cartilage surface of a joint

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  • The Anatomy of a Healthy Elbow

    The human elbow is a hinged joint composed of the humeral bone of the upper arm and the radial and ulnar bones of the forearm. The muscles of the elbow allow the forearm to bend and straighten, utilizing the biceps and triceps muscles. The elbow muscles

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  • Elbow Arthritis: Injections for Elbow Pain Caused by Osteoarthritis

    In cases of osteoarthritis of the elbow, cortisone injections have been found to temporarily help ease the pain and swelling. Corticosteroids, also known as glucocorticoids, refer to a group of naturally occurring human hormones. These hormones

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  • Assistive Devices for Patients With Elbow Arthritis

    When you are suffering from arthritis pain due to elbow arthritis, you may notice that it becomes more difficult to get dressed in the mornings, brush your teeth and reach for objects. If your arthritis pain also affects your wrists or finger joints

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  • Diagnosis of Arthritis of the Elbow

    Diagnosing degenerative elbow arthritis begins by telling your doctor details about injuries to your elbow joint, especially any previous dislocation. “Throwing athletes”, especially baseball pitchers, may be at higher risk of developing osteoarthritis

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  • Treating Arthritis of the Elbow

    Degenerative elbow arthritis treatment can be divided into the non-surgical means to control the symptoms and the surgical procedures available to treat the condition. Surgery is usually not considered until it has become impossible to control the symptoms

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  • Non-Surgical Treatment of Elbow Arthritis

    The examination of an arthritic elbow can reveal stiffness and roughness of the joint and may show instability as well. X-rays often show narrowing of the space between the bones of the arm and forearm, often to the point that bone is touching bone

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  • Elbow Arthritis: Injections for Elbow Pain Caused by Rheumatoid Arthritis

    In cases of rheumatoid arthritis of the elbow, cortisone injections have been found to temporarily help ease the pain and swelling. Corticosteroids, also known as glucocorticoids, refer to a group of naturally occurring human hormones.

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  • Olecranon Bursitis

    Olecranon bursitis is the inflammation of a small sac of fluid located on the tip of the elbow. This inflammation can cause many problems in the elbow. The olecranon bursa is located between the tip, or point, of the elbow (called the olecranon)

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  • Symptoms of Elbow Bursitis

    Pain is the main problem with degenerative arthritis. Initially, it is related to activity. Once activity begins pain is minor, but after resting for several minutes the pain and stiffness increase. When the condition worsens, pain may be present

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