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Elbow Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

Every joint in the body is susceptible to arthritis, including the elbows. Inflammation in the elbow can cause pain and stiffness when bending the arm and weakness when lifting items. Elbow arthritis and osteoarthritis can impact your ability to work, play sports or perform daily tasks. At Ospina Medical, we have innovative treatments for elbow arthritis to relieve pain and improve functionality at our clinic in Manhattan.

Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are two of the most common types of elbow joint inflammation. Osteoarthritis is more common and can impact one or both elbows. This degenerative disease can make it painful to straighten the arm, and there may be stiffness or difficulty when bending. Rheumatoid arthritis is less common but will usually affect both elbows at the same time, typically beginning with pain on the outside of the elbow. Both types of arthritis are progressive in nature, resulting in damage to the cartilage and decreasing joint function.

Treating Elbow Arthritis Pain

There is not a cure for arthritis, regardless of type. The best treatments available can reduce pain and slow the progression of cartilage damage in the joint. Our interventional pain specialists at Ospina Medical can create a personalized treatment plan based on your type of arthritis, pain level and functional concerns. Steroid injections may be recommended for controlling inflammation and pain, while interventional orthopedics could be an option for slowing joint deterioration caused by arthritis. Our clinic utilizes the most advanced joint treatments available, using minimally-invasive options to minimize pain and improve joint function.

If you have increasing pain or swelling in one or both elbows from arthritis, come see our pain specialists at Ospina Medical. Our clinic focuses on patient-centered care, creating effective, personalized treatment plans that can improve your elbow function and decrease your pain. Contact our office in NYC to schedule your appointment.