Answers to Common Elbow Osteoarthritis Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about elbow osteoarthritis.

What are the symptoms of osteoarthritis of the elbow?

Pain and loss of motion are often symptoms associated with osteoarthritis of the elbow, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). The symptoms of elbow osteoarthritis can affect one’s daily quality of life, whether the condition is a result of injury or wear and tear, according to the NIH.

In diagnosing elbow osteoarthritis, a doctor may examine the patient’s elbow for tenderness or swelling that can sometimes accompany pain and stiffness, according to the Arthritis FoundationOff Site Icon (AF). A doctor may also look for signs of joint damage as well, according to the AF.

Ask your doctor about the signs and symptoms of elbow osteoarthritis.

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Source: Mark Zunkiewicz, MD, Premier Orthopedics; Anthony Checroun, MD, Premier Orthopedics

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