Elbow and forearm conditions
Sydney Spine & Sports Centre (S3C) is an elbow pain treatment centre located Balmain, Sydney. Our chiropractors and physiotherapists use the highest standards in evidence-based treatments for elbow pain and discomfort.
Biceps tear at elbow
Biceps tears at the elbow are usually associated with an injury or accident. Bicep tears are typically caused when lifting a heavy object. Some medical conditions and drugs can increase the risk of a bicep tear.
Elbow dislocations are not common. Elbow dislocations can be partial (subluxation) or complete. Elbow dislocation generally result from a fall onto an outstretched hand (FOOSH).
Elbow (olecranon) bursitis
Olecranon bursitis describes inflammation to the bursa on the back of the elbow called the olecranon bursa. Bursae are small pillows used to cushion soft tissues as they go over hard tissues such as bone. They reduce friction and allow things to move freely over one and other. Overuse is the primary reason bursae will become inflamed.
Tennis elbow is a condition that affects the tendons of the forearm as they attach at the elbow. This is an overuse injury that is common in sports such as tennis. You don’t need to play tennis to get tennis elbow, other causes range from holding a hammer to using a mouse.
Golfers elbow is an injury caused by overuse to the tendons on the inside of the elbow. Golfers elbow is typically caused by overuse that may occur during golf or a variety of other activities.
Biceps tendonitis is an injury that causes pain and inflammation of the biceps tendon. It can result from overuse or acute injury. People who play sports or have occupations that require a lot of lifting are more at risk of this condition.