“You put your elbow in, you take your elbow out…” The hokey pokey isn’t the only situation where an elbow injury can occur. More likely scenarios include a vigorous game of tennis, long game of golf, or even a casual game of touch football at the family reunion. At Premier Bone & Joint Centers, we’ve just about seen it all, which means that our elbow specialists are capable of providing you with the care you need at our convenient Gillette, Wyoming, satellite clinic.
Signs of an Elbow Injury
If you’re like many people, you might avoid going to the doctor for small bumps and bruises. And if these are your only symptoms, you’re probably fine letting time do the healing. However, you shouldn’t ignore worsening symptoms such as:
- Extreme pain
- Swelling and bruising of the elbow
- Stiffness in and around the elbow
- Visible deformity
- Snap or pop at the time of the injury
- Numbness or weakness in elbow or arm
These can be signs of a serious injury or a chronic condition, such as tennis elbow, so it’s important to have your elbow examined by our board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians.
Our Treatment Options
Every elbow injury is different, and the physicians of Premier Bone & Joint Centers treat them as such. We’ll formulate a treatment plan specifically for your condition and symptoms, which may include physical therapy or drug therapy. In more rare scenarios, our professionally trained surgeons may need to treat your elbow injury with the right procedure.
Don’t dismiss any serious or long-term elbow pain. Have our doctors take a look by scheduling an appointment at Premier Bone & Joint Centers’ satellite clinic in Gillette, WY.