At Rapid Orthopaedic Care, we treat a variety of elbow injuries. Whether it is an injury on the field, around the house or that nagging pain you have had for a few weeks – our Orthopaedic Specialists can diagnose and treat your injury. We have on-site X-Ray as well as evening and weekend hours at our location in West Olympia so that you can be seen on your schedule.
Some of the common elbow injuries we treat include:
Elbow Pain and Swelling
It is important to be seen immediately for pain or swelling in the elbow as this may be the sign of an underlying injury such as a tendon, ligament or bone injury.
Golfer’s Elbow or Tennis Elbow
Golfer’s or Tennis Elbow injuries are caused by overuse or injury to the tendons that attach at the bony point of the elbow. Common symptoms include pain, stiffness, numbness or tenderness in the elbow as well as pain that begins at the elbow and radiates into the arm.
The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is the ligament that attaches and provides stability to the upper arm and forearm. UCL injuries can vary in severity from sprains to partial or complete tears. It is common for throwing athletes to sustain UCL injuries, but the UCL can also be injured as the result of falling onto an outstretched arm or a sudden accident. Common symptoms include pain, weakness, swelling, bruising or a tearing sensation in the elbow.
Elbow Dislocations and Fractures
Elbow fractures and dislocations most commonly occur during contact sports, but can also be the result of a sudden accident or slip and fall. If the elbow is dislocated, it means that one of the bones of the elbow has been shifted outside of its normal position in the joint. If the elbow is fractured, it means that one of the bones that comprise the elbow joint has been broken. The severity of the fracture can vary, but if any portion of the bone is visible outside of the skin, please go to nearest Emergency Room. Common symptoms of elbow dislocations and fractures include pain, a “popping” or “snapping” sound when the injury occurred, bruising, swelling or a visible deformity under the skin.
Biceps Tendon Injuries
The bicep muscle is comprised of two tendons in the arm. One of these tendons attaches at the shoulder and the other tendon attaches at the elbow. Biceps tendon injuries can be the result of a sudden accident or from repetitive overuse. The severity of these injuries can range from strains to complete tears. Common symptoms a biceps tendon injuries include pain, swelling, bruising, weakness, hearing a “pop” when the injury occurred and difficulty rotating the arm.
ROC: West Olympia
3901 Capital Mall Drive SW Olympia, WA 98502
Hours: 7 Day A Week | 10AM – 7PM
We have X-Ray on site!
We understand that your time is valuable. That's why we've setup our Orthopaedic Urgent Care facility with on-site X-Ray imaging so that you if your injury requires a further look, the technology is available to you immediately.