Elbow Conditions

The elbow is a hinge joint that connects to the humerus bone of the upper arm to the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm. A system of muscles, tendons, and ligaments allows complex movements. Because of these movements, the elbow joint can be stressed and is prone to overuse or acute injuries.

This can affect patients of all ages and lifestyles. Like other joints in the body, elbow pain can result from a sports injury, like tennis elbow, or wear and stress over time, like arthritis. 

Common Symptoms treated by Dr. Nowak:

  • Aching Pain & Bruising/Discoloration
  • Elbow pain with movement & tenderness
  • Disturbed sleep from elbow pain & swelling
  • Elbow or hand weakness & Pinching sensation
  • Radiating pain from shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand.

Elbow Care

Arthroscopic and mini-open procedures are offered for the following conditions:  ulnar nerve transposition, bone chips (joint mice), biceps tendinopathy or ruptures, olecranon bursitis, Golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow.

We Treat The Following Conditions


Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
Rotator Cuff Tears
Calcific Tendinitis
Labral Tears
Impingement Syndrome
Snapping Scapula Syndrome
Shoulder Instability/ Dislocations
A/C Sprains
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Meniscal Tears
ACL Reconstruction
Collateral Ligament Tears
Patella Pain
Patella Instability
Quadriceps rupture

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Golfers Elbow
Tennis Elbow
Biceps Tendinitis/Rupture
Loose Bodies
Nerve Compression

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Mallet Finger
Trigger Finger

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First Visit

  • Remember to register on the patient portal with Athena prior to your first visit
  • Kindly bring your license, healthcare cards at your first visit.
  • Wear shorts for lower extremity evaluation and a tank top or loose-fitting shirt for upper extremity evaluations
  • All patients are required to follow our posted Covoid-19 protocol including wearing a mask.
Covid-19 Notice

Nowak Orthopedic Associates is taking every precaution to provide a safe clinical environment.  Our waiting room has limited seating and allows for maximum social distancing.  All patients who are not vaccinated are recommended to wear a mask.  Our staff is fully vaccinated, however if you feel uncomfortable and would prefer our staff to wear a mask during your visit, kindly request.  Rooms are sanitized between each visit and the clinic is daily sanitized.

In accordance with CDC recommendations, if you have traveled out of the country, or have been in contact with someone with the coronavirus, or if you are experiencing symptoms, kindly reschedule your visit.  The Coronavirus pandemic remains a fluid situation, and we will adjust our policy accordingly.