The Hand Center welcomes Jill Putnam, MD to the practice! Dr. Putnam started September 1st.
The skilled medical team at The Hand Center in Hartford, Bloomfield, Glastonbury, and Tolland, Connecticut, offers comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for a variety of painful elbow conditions. Whether you have a bone fracture or need pain relief from chronic arthritis, the physicians and surgeons tailor treatment plans to your individual needs. Don’t delay a diagnostic evaluation of persistent elbow pain. You can call The Hand Center office nearest you or request an appointment online today.
Your elbow is a flexible joint made up of bones, cartilage, and ligaments. A number of conditions can affect the elbow joint, causing pain and chronic inflammation and limiting the joint’s range of motion.
Some of the most common conditions that affect the health and function of the elbow include:
Also, underlying conditions like arthritis can cause the breakdown of the elbow joint, leading to deformities.
If you experience chronic pain, limited flexibility, or notice changes in the shape of your joint, schedule a diagnostic evaluation at The Hand Center right away.
The team at The Hand Center offers a variety of on-site diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of your elbow pain. During a diagnostic evaluation, your provider reviews your medical history, your symptoms, and the activities that cause or worsen your pain.
In addition to a physical exam of your elbow, you may need imaging tests like an X-ray or MRI to evaluate your elbow joint to identify inflammation or damage.
Once the root cause of elbow pain or dysfunction is understood, your provider at The Hand Center creates a treatment plan that focuses on easing pain and improving your elbow joint’s mobility.
In the early stages of conditions like arthritis and cubital tunnel syndrome, the team at The Hand Center will recommend medication to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. Hand therapy including orthoses and activity modification may decrease symptoms.
For fractures or severe damage in the elbow joint, you’ll likely need surgery. The surgical staff at The Hand Center offer comprehensive care and use the latest techniques to repair your joint by resurfacing the bone and/or repairing torn tissues around the joint.
When deformities occur in the elbow joint, you could be a candidate for joint replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty. Your surgeon removes part or all of your damaged joint and replaces it with an artificial one.
To find out which treatment is right for your elbow condition, schedule a consultation at The Hand Center office nearest you by phone or by using the online booking system.