Elbow Injury Specialists Alexandria VA

Local resource for elbow injury specialists in Alexandria. Includes detailed information on local clinics that provide access to elbow injury specialists, as well as advice and content on how the elbow joint works, how to ease the pain in your elbow, and how to prevent elbow injuries from occurring.

Select Physical Therapy - Alexandria 20911
(703) 429-0639
6166 Fuller Ct
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Valens Physical Therapy + Sports Performance
(703) 429-0259
1501 Duke St
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Alliance Rehab & Physical Therapy-Mount Vernon
(703) 662-3943
2616 Sherwood Hall Ln # 104
Alexandria, VA
Promotion
Call now, same day appointments available! Most insurances accepted. Hours may vary by location.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist, Lymphedema Program, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Alexandria 41061
(703) 429-0495
6910 Richmond Hwy
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Neurologic Certified Specialist, Orthopaedics Certified Specialist, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Alliance Rehab & Physical Therapy-Springfield
(571) 766-8969
5501 Backlick Rd # 118
Springfield, VA
Promotion
Call now, same day appointments available! Most insurances accepted. Hours may vary by location.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Aquatic Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist, Lymphedema Program, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Alliance Rehab & Physical Therapy-Alexandria
(571) 336-2860
4660 Kenmore Ave #420
Alexandria, VA
Promotion
Call now, same day appointments available! Most insurances accepted. Hours may vary by location.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Hand Therapist, Lymphedema Program, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

The Physical Therapy Zone
(703) 988-7498
127A N Washington St
Alexandria, VA
Hours
Monday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine

Ashton Physical Therapy Center
(703) 988-7897
5510 Cherokee Ave
Alexandria , VA
Hours
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Arlington
(703) 544-7292
4601 N Fairfax Dr
Arlington, VA
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Select Physical Therapy - Springfield
(703) 544-7950
6850 Versar Center
Springfield, VA
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist, Geriatrics, Manual Therapy, Neuro Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy, Orthopedic Care, Orthotics & Prosthetic Therapy, Physical Therapists, Sports Medicine, TMJ Dysfunction Program, Workers Comp/Rehabilitation

Elbow Anatomy

The elbow is made up of three bones, which are connected by muscles, ligaments and tendons. The humerus is the large upper arm bone. The ulna and radius are the two bones in the forearm. Looking at the forearm with the palm of the hand facing up, the ulna is located on the inner (medial) aspect of the forearm. The radius is located on the outer (lateral) aspect of the forearm. Projecting from the end of the humerus are the medial and lateral epicondyles. The epicondyles are the boney attachment sites for many of the forearm muscles.

The elbow joint is actually three separate joints; the ulnohumeral joint, the radiohumeral joint and the superior radioulnar joint. These three joints are enclosed by a loose "bag" called the joint capsule. Movement between the ulna and the humerus occurs at the ulnohumeral joint. Movement between the radius and the humerus occurs at the radiohumeral joint and movement between the radius and the ulna occurs at the superior radioulnar joint.

Ligaments are like strong ropes that connect bones and provide stability to joints. In the elbow there are four main ligaments. On medial aspect of the elbow is the ulnar collateral ligament that connects the ulna to the humerus. On lateral aspect of the elbow is the radial collateral ligament that connects the radius to the humerus. The other two ligaments are the annular ligament and the quadrate ligament. They connect the radius to the ulna.

Articular cartilage is a smooth shiny material that covers the ends of the bones in the elbow. There is articular cartilage anywhere that two bony surfaces come into contact with each other. In the elbow, articular cartilage covers the ends of the humerus, radius and ulna. Articular cartilage allows the elbow bones to move easily as the elbow bends (flexes), straightens (extends), rotates the palm up (supinates), and rotates the palm down (pronates).

The strong biceps, brachialis and brachioradialis muscles flex the elbow. The triceps muscle extends the elbow. Other muscles that move the hand at the wrist originate at the elbow. These muscles attach via tendons to the medial and lateral epicondyles. The forearm muscles that originate on the medial epicondyle help to flex the wrist and hand. The forearm mu...

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Elbow Biomechanics

The elbow joint is actually three separate joints; the ulnohumeral joint, the radiohumeral joint and the superior radioulnar joint. All three joints are enclosed by a single joint capsule. Movement between the ulna and the humerus occurs at the ulnohumeral joint. Movement between the radius and the humerus occurs at the radiohumeral joint and movement between the radius and the ulna occurs at the superior radioulnar joint.

The ulnohumeral and radiohumeral joints are modified hinge joints. The biceps, brachialis, and brachioradialis muscles bend (flex) these two joints. The triceps muscles on the back of the arm straighten (extend) these two joints. Normal elbow flexion varies between 135 degrees to 155 degrees. The superior radioulnar joint is a pivot joint. This joint allows supination and pronation of the forearm and wrist to occur. Supination is rotation of the forearm so that the palm is turned up. Pronation is rotation of the forearm so that the palm is turned down. The biceps and supinator muscles supinate the elbow. The pronator quadratus, pronator teres and flexor carpi radialis muscles pronate the elbow.

When the elbow is fully extended and supinated, the forearm is angled slightly away from the long axis of the humerus. This angle is called the "carrying angle". In men this angle ranges between 10 to 15 degrees and in women this angle ranges between 15 to 20 degrees. Muscle weakness or ligament injury can lead to abnormal biomechanics of the elbow that can result in abnormal forces in the elbow. Over time these abnormal forces can cause the articular cartilage of the elbow to w...

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