Elbow

Patient-Centered Elbow Care Begins Here

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our elbow doctors, Dr. James Bailey, Dr. Bradly GoodmanDr. Joseph Ingram, Dr. Srinivas MallempatiDr. Tyler Marshall, Dr. Steven Roberts, and Dr. Mark Rogers, are dedicated, compassionate experts who are committed to providing excellence in patient-centered care. Our elbow specialists are dedicated to treating each patient as an individual and each family like their own. No matter what elbow-related injury or condition you have, our specialists will work with you to find the treatment solution that is right for you and gets you back to enjoying the life you love.

Our elbow specialists are doctors who diagnose and treat all types of elbow injuries and conditions, including fractures and tennis elbow. These orthopedic specialists have a full understanding of the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and other tissues that makeup and surround the elbow joint. With this knowledge, elbow specialists can not only help reduce or eliminate elbow pain but also help patients have a better quality of life.

After carefully assessing and diagnosing your elbow injury or condition, our experts will use their vast experience and extensive training to develop a comprehensive care plan that is focused on wellness, prevention, and education. Our specialists treat each patient with the utmost care and medical professionalism and are dedicated to providing the latest and most advanced nonsurgical and surgical treatment options.

Whether you need nonsurgical care or elbow surgery, our elbow doctors are committed to always delivering the highest level of specialized orthopedic care you need and deserve for your elbow.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our elbow doctors, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Compare Your Symptoms

It’s important to be seen by an orthopedic doctor or surgeon for an elbow issue as soon as possible, especially before the pain or problem worsens. The following signs and symptoms are common to elbow conditions and injuries. If you recognize any of these issues, we recommend that you schedule an appointment with an elbow doctor:

 

  • Achiness
  • Cannot fully bend or straighten your arm
  • Difficulty lifting items
  • Elbow instability
  • Elbow pain when rotating your wrist
  • Numbness or pins-and-needles sensations
  • Pain on the outside of your elbow
  • Shoulder pain in addition to elbow pain
  • Weak forearm muscles

 

One of our specialty-trained elbow doctors may diagnose you with one of the following injuries or conditions:

 

  • Arthritis
  • Compressed nerve
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Elbow bursitis
  • Fracture
  • Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Osteochondritis dissecans
  • Sports-related injury
  • Tendon injury
  • Tennis elbow (Lateral epicondylitis)
  • Ulnar collateral ligament damage

The Elbow

Many elbow injuries are the result of overuse. These types of elbow injuries are common with individuals who repeatedly perform the same motions, such as when painting a house, swinging a hammer, or turning a wheel, as well as in athletes who repeat the same motions again and again. Examples of overuse injuries include cubital tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow.

When deciding on the best treatment for an elbow problem, an elbow doctor will first consider all nonsurgical treatments, such as physical therapy, steroid injections, anti-inflammatory medications, or an extended break from the activity that aggravated the condition in the first place. However, sometimes conservative treatments fail to provide relief and surgery is required.

At OrthoAlabama Spine & Sports, our elbow doctors take a team approach to finding the treatment option that is right for you. Our experts specialize in a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, from ligament and tendon repair to orthobiologics and arthroscopic surgery. Our elbow doctors will explain all of your options thoroughly and work with you to determine which treatment is best for you and your elbow disorder.

Request an Appointment

To schedule a consultation with one of our elbow doctors, call (205) 228-7600 today or request an appointment online.

Orthopedic Urgent Care Available

Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Walk-ins are welcome. No appointment necessary.

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