Tennis elbow. Golfer’s elbow. Elbow bursitis. Clearly, in the sports world, the elbow has it rough. That’s why our sports medicine experts at Henry Ford have spent decades researching and studying injuries commonly suffered by throwing athletes. In fact, Henry Ford Health staff members have conducted and published some of the most definitive research for patients requiring advanced elbow treatment, especially Tommy John Surgery. So if you’re suffering from elbow pain, and it’s disrupting your game, our top-rated orthopedic specialists can help you heal to peak performance.
Common elbow injuries
UCL injuries (Tommy John)
When to see a doctor
Elbow pain often arises slowly with repetitive motions in sports like tennis and baseball, but over time, symptoms can become debilitating. If the pain prevents you from playing to your potential or moving your arm during daily activities, consult a physician.
See a doctor immediately if your elbow pain is due to a sudden impact or if it’s accompanied by:
- Recurrent pain with activity
How we treat elbow injuries
When an athlete comes to Henry Ford for elbow treatment, our primary goals are to relieve pain and improve function.
For most patients, the road to recovery begins with a physical exam by one of our sports medicine physicians who will identify the cause and location of your pain, diagnose your injury and outline a customized treatment plan to restore your elbow to full health. An X-Ray, MRI or CT scan may help a physician determine which course of action is right for you and your injury.