Elbow and Shoulder Pain

Whether you’re a golfer, tennis player or crew team member, you run the risk of incurring elbow or shoulder pain over the course of your athletic career. There are a wide range of conditions affecting the elbow and shoulder, including these common ones: 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow) 
  • Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow) 
  • Bursitis 
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Rotator Cuff Tear


Treatments for these types of injuries vary greatly. Tennis elbow, for instance, can typically be resolved with rest, ice and a compression bandage. Other conditions, such as bursitis, benefit from corticosteroid injections to reduce pain and inflammation.

In many cases, imaging or lab tests might be necessary if initial at-home treatments and/or over-the-counter pain relievers fail. Physical therapy is a great tool for strengthening the elbow and shoulder and is often recommended as a follow-up to your initial round of treatment.

If you’d like more information about our sports medicine program, or to schedule a consultation, call (856) 641-8000 ext. SPORT or email SportsMedicine@ihn.org.

Why Choose Inspira?

Comprehensive Sports Medicine Services

Inspira’s sports medicine program focuses on maximizing the athletic performance of both professional and amateur athletes, as well as the treatment and prevention of elbow and shoulder injuries related to sports and exercise.

Screening Services for Elbow and Shoulder Injury Prevention

Screenings can help reduce your risk of injury before the big match, upcoming season or whatever athletic event you’re training for. Inspira’s sports medicine clinicians know exactly how to prevent elbow and shoulder injuries with functional movement tests and other screenings. By evaluating the mobility and stability in your thoracic spine, abdominals, shoulders, hips, ankles, and knees, we can help you prevent injuries so you can perform your best for years to come. These practices go a long way in preventing injuries, allowing you to perform your best for years to come. 

Skilled Orthopedic Expertise

Our award-winning and state-of-the-art surgical facilities across South Jersey have received national recognition for orthopedic care and are staffed with fellowship-trained surgeons to guide you on your road to recovery.