Elbow Pain in Manhattan, NY

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You may not realize how much you use your elbows until you have an injury or pain in this essential joint. The elbow is a complex collaboration of tendons, ligaments, bones and nerves that can be susceptible to injury or degenerative issues. When your elbow is in pain, lifting, driving and performing many daily activities can be difficult. Our medical team at Ospina Medical offers advanced options for elbow pain treatment at our clinic in Midtown Manhattan.

Elbow pain is often due to inflammation in the joint. This can be caused by a degenerative disease, like arthritis, but it is more often due to injury. Both impact injuries and repetitive use can cause inflammation from tendon and ligament damage. The bursa in the elbow can become inflamed from injury, causing pain with movement. Any inflammation or damage to the elbow may impact the nerve tunnels, creating nerve pain and dysfunction.


Gripping, swinging and rotating the forearm can injure the outer tendons of the elbow. Common in those who play tennis, this condition is called tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis. Bending back the wrist repeatedly or gripping and turning motions can result in injuries to the outer elbow tendons. If you have lateral epicondylitis that is causing pain or limiting hand/wrist function, Ospina Medical offers tennis elbow treatment at our clinic in New York City.

The motion of extending the wrist backwards while gripping a racket and striking a tennis ball can result in an injury to the outside elbow tendons. Any activity that repetitively extends the wrist backward can have a similar effect. Tennis elbow is an inflammation of the tendons, resulting in pain on the outside of the elbow and weakness in the forearm or wrist. In most cases, the symptoms worsen over time, but tennis elbow symptoms can begin suddenly.


You do not need to play golf to experience the pain of golfer’s elbow. Also called medial epicondylitis, golfer’s elbow involves an injury to the tendons on the inside of the elbow. Repetitive use of these tendons can create inflammation, causing pain and weakness in the elbow, as well as affecting the hand and wrist. Ospina Medical in NYC, offers effective treatments for golfer’s elbow to relieve pain and improve overall arm, elbow, wrist and hand function.

Repetitive use or overuse of the tendons that move the wrist are usually responsible for causing golfer’s elbow. Pressure and force when gripping the hand and bending the wrist forward, common in golf, can put stress on the inner elbow tendons. Other activities include lifting or carrying heavy items by a handle, throwing a baseball or certain repetitive wrist movements in the workplace. While golfer’s elbow can heal on its own, treatment can relieve the pain and hasten recovery.


Rest, ice, support devices and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can be used for minor tennis elbow pain or when symptoms first occur. For severe tennis elbow pain or wrist weakness that does not respond to conservative treatment, our team at Ospina Medical can design a treatment plan for quicker recovery and pain relief. Steroid injections can reduce inflammation for pain relief and improved function. Interventional orthopedic injection therapy may be recommended for quicker healing for damaged tendons. Our interventional pain specialists will determine the best treatment to facilitate your recovery.

If you are suffering from tennis elbow and want pain relief, contact our team at Ospina Medical in Midtown Manhattan to schedule a consultation and exam for tennis elbow pain relief. We offer pain management and interventional orthopedics to help overcome many types of acute and chronic conditions, including lateral epicondylitis.


Tendon inflammation in the inner elbow is caused by repetitive or overuse when golfing, throwing or lifting items like suitcases. Pain usually begins in the inner elbow, progressing to pain when gripping and weakness in the wrist. While minor golfer’s elbow can recover in a few weeks, more severe deterioration of the tendons could result in several months of pain and dysfunction. Conservative treatment options include rest, ice, physical therapy, wearing a brace and using OTC medications. For more severe cases of medial epicondylitis, our interventional pain specialists may recommend steroid or interventional orthopedic therapy to reduce pain and improve healing.

If you suffer from inner elbow tenderness, wrist weakness and pain when gripping, you may have golfer’s elbow. To discuss treatment options, schedule an appointment at Ospina Medical in Manhattan. We offer effective pain management and injury treatment for medial epicondylitis.


To improve elbow function, effective pain treatment is needed. Many types of elbow injuries and conditions can benefit from anti-inflammatory injections that minimize pain and pressure. Our pain specialists at Ospina Medical can determine the source of elbow pain and weakness, recommending the best combination of treatments to restore elbow function and manage pain.

Elbow pain should not be ignored. Issues within the elbow can lead to nerve pressure that may affect the wrist, hand and fingers, resulting in additional pain and dexterity issues. If you have ongoing elbow pain, contact our team at Ospina Medical in New York City to schedule an appointment with one of our exceptional pain specialists. We can diagnose the source of your pain and recommend the appropriate elbow pain treatment to give you relief and improve function.

Elbow pain FAQs

Does treatment for elbow pain require surgery?

Not necessarily. Depending on the severity and cause of your elbow pain, surgery may not be required. At Ospina Medical, we offer a variety of non-surgical treatment options to manage elbow pain and improve function. Our goal is always to use the least invasive methods possible to treat your pain successfully.

Is elbow pain a common issue?

Yes, elbow pain is a common problem that impacts people of all ages and backgrounds, not just those who play sports. It can be caused by various factors such as overuse, injury, or underlying medical conditions. The good news is there are effective treatment options available in New York City to help manage and alleviate this issue.

What does physical therapy involve?

Ospina Medical may recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment plan. This can involve a combination of stretching and strengthening exercises to help improve flexibility, reduce inflammation, and restore function in the affected area. Physical therapists create personalized plans tailored to your specific needs and goals.

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