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Our fellowship-trained elbow doctors at Blue Ridge Bone & Joint consistently deliver exceptional elbow care to the residents of Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, Hendersonville, and the surrounding communities.
As the most frequently exercised and stressed joint in the body, the elbow is often the source of pain associated with overuse. Bursitis, golfer's elbow, and tennis elbow are frequent causes of elbow pain and are most commonly treated by an orthopedic surgeon who has specialized training in the elbow.
At Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, our elbow doctors are medical experts and orthopedic surgeons who are dedicated to helping our patients with elbow pain by using their advanced training and education to assess, diagnose, and treat simple and complex elbow injuries and conditions, from injuries of the tendons to arthritis.
The symptoms of an elbow injury or condition can indicate if you need to see a specialist, the type of condition you may have, or how severe your elbow injury may be. Take note of symptoms you are experiencing, especially if they are similar to those listed below. This will be valuable information to share with your elbow doctor since it can help to properly diagnose your ailment and find the best treatment for your elbow pain.
- Aching or throbbing
- Hand weakness
- Inside of the elbow becomes inflamed and painful
- Joint is swollen and is painful to move
- Muscle weakness
- Pain along inner elbow that radiates down forearm and wrist
- Pain that travels from shoulder to elbow
- Ring and pinky fingers feel numb
These symptoms could indicate that you have sustained one of the following elbow injuries or conditions that can be treated by our elbow experts at one of our four convenient locations in Asheville – McDowell, Asheville – Livingston, Arden/Fletcher, or Hendersonville. Treatments for the elbow and related injuries and conditions may be conservative or require surgery.
- Bone spur
- Bursitis in the elbow
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Dislocated elbow
- Injuries to the tendons
- Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
- Ligament injuries
- Medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
- Ulnar nerve compression
Excellence & Exceptional Elbow Care in Asheville
At Blue Ridge Bone & Joint, we understand that choosing the best doctor to treat your elbow pain is an important decision. It requires you to consider several things; most notably, the doctor’s knowledge and experience in treating elbow conditions and injuries, which is why we pride ourselves in having the most fellowship-trained doctors and surgeons in the Asheville region.
Dr. Angelo Cammarata, Dr. David Napoli, and Dr. Aimee Riley are our orthopedic surgeons who have accomplished additional training through a fellowship specifically in the elbow joint. Our elbow doctors intimately understand how to treat your elbow issue and will help guide you to a better quality of life through reduced or eliminated pain. They also benefit from the collective knowledge of our entire staff of orthopedic experts in conservative care, surgery, and physical therapy, which allows them to discuss cases, share knowledge, and bring the best treatment options to you. Regardless of your diagnosis and the treatment you receive, our doctors are committed to working with you every step along your journey to reduce or eliminate pain, and they always recommend conservative treatment first before offering surgery options.
If you feel the time is right for you to meet with an expert to discuss your elbow issue, you can make an appointment online or call us at (828) 258-8800. We also offer an orthopedic urgent care for injuries or conditions that can't wait for an appointment. Please click here for the availability of our Orthopedic Urgent Care locations in Asheville, Arden/Fletcher, and Hendersonville.
For more information on elbow injuries and conditions, please visit our Athlete and Parent’s Online Guide to Sports Medicine.