Our specialty-trained elbow doctors at Southern California Orthopedic Institute are internationally and nationally recognized for their leadership and training in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow injuries and conditions.
Elbow injuries are common and can happen to anyone, no matter what their age or how active they are. For example, younger athletes often experience sports-related elbow injuries due to repetitive stress, like tennis elbow. Though older people can also have elbow pain and many times this may be due to the normal wear and tear that happens as we age.
The elbow joint is highly complex as it can perform many precise movements. However, for this same reason, it is also unstable much of the time, which can mean it is more vulnerable to injury. Doctors who specialize in the elbow understand these complexities and know how to expertly diagnose and treat elbow pain, and if necessary perform surgery. If you're experiencing elbow pain, it is important to seek out a skilled and knowledgeable elbow specialist.
When You Should Visit an Elbow Doctor
Symptoms offer clues to your condition. If you are experiencing any of the following, you should make an appointment with a doctor to have them assessed:
- Aching in the elbow that worsens at night
- Pain when extending the elbow
- Pain when twisting the wrist
- Swollen elbow joint
- Tingling, numbness, or tenderness
- Weakness in the hands or wrists
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, you may be suffering from one of the following injuries or conditions that can be treated with or without elbow surgery by our expertly trained specialists:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Dislocated elbow
- Elbow dislocations or fractures
- Golfer’s elbow
- Other elbow conditions
- Pinched nerve or nerve injury
- Tendon or tissue injuries
- Tennis elbow (or medically referred to as lateral epicondylitis)
- Ulnar collateral ligament injuries
Experience Excellence at Southern California Orthopedic Institute
Deciding on the best doctor or surgeon to treat your pain is important, and there is much to consider when choosing an elbow specialist for your care.
At Southern California Orthopedic Institute, you can be confident knowing our fellowship-trained elbow doctors are knowledgeable medical specialists with focused specialty training in elbow problems. With this advanced training and extensive knowledge, our specialists will treat your individual needs with the highest level of expertise.
Through our Elbow Center, our doctors take a team approach in assessing, diagnosing, and treating our patients. From our pediatric orthopedic specialists and sports medicine doctors to our specialty-trained elbow surgeons, our elbow specialists are skilled in delivering a wide-range of treatments, procedures, and surgical techniques for a number of conditions and injuries. To learn more about our Elbow Center, its international renown elbow doctors, and the variety of conditions we manage at Southern California Orthopedic Institute, we invite you to review our patient education resources, our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine on our website, or use the quick links below.
If you are ready for an expert opinion on your elbow issue and to discuss your nonsurgical and surgical treatment options with one of our elbow doctors in our Elbow Center, you can make an appointment online or call (818) 901-6600 or (661) 328-5565 for our Bakersfield location. We have convenient locations in Van Nuys, Bakersfield, Valencia, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Pasadena (Pediatric Orthopedics), Ridgecrest, Beverly Hills, and Porter Ranch. You may use our My Choice resource to help select the right specialist for you.