Arm & Elbow

Your elbow is one of the most critical and active joints in the human body. We treat the full range of elbow injuries and conditions. Northern Virginia Hand Therapy Center treats broken arms from sports injuries, workplace accidents, falls and from osteoarthritis complications.

Rehabilitation of the Arm and Elbow

Arm rehabilitation begins shortly after initial treatment or surgery. In most cases, it's important to begin some motion to minimize stiffness in the arm, hand and shoulder while you're still wearing your cast or custom fabricated splint. Once your cast or sling is removed, additional rehabilitation exercises or occupational hand therapy will be prescribed to restore muscle strength, joint motion and flexibility.

Our experienced elbow specialists have the experience needed for treatment of elbow injuries, conditions and degenerative disease complications.

Many things can cause elbow pain and reduce mobility. Among the most common is tendinitis which is an inflammation or injury to the tendons that anchor to bone at the elbow. Generally, tendinitis is a sports related injury often experienced by golfers and tennis players. Repetitive activities that involve the elbow can also result in tendinitis. Other causes of elbow injury include strains, dislocations, sprains, arthritis and bursitis.

Some of the elbow conditions we treat include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis of the Elbow
  • Contusions
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Elbow Instability
  • Fractures
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Ligament Sprains / Strains / Tears
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Sprains / Strains / Tears
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Radial Nerve Dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Triceps Tendon Inflammation / Rupture
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Sprains / Strains / Tears