In honor of Memorial Day, our office will be closed on Monday, May 27th, 2024

PDX Monthly has named Dr. David Westerdahl one of Portland’s Top Sports Medicine Doctors for 2024

Dr. Westerdahl is proud to be presenting and teaching medical providers on ultrasound guided procedures at the 2024 Musculoskeletal Galaxy Conference in Portland, Oregon

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Tennis And Golfers Elbow

Did you know that many of the golfers/tennis elbow patients did not get injured playing golf or tennis? In fact, almost 90% of these injuries are due to labor related occupations with repetitive activities requiring repetitive gripping.  Pain is due to damaged tendons on the outer or inner part of the elbow



Have you recently bumped your elbow or lean on your elbows for prolonged periods while sitting or driving? This can cause a pocket of fluid to develop on your elbow called bursitis.



Did you know that Osteoarthritis is one of the top causes of disability in older adults? People with a history of injury such as a fracture of the elbow, inflammatory conditions like gout, and even age can contribute to elbow arthritis.


Elbow Dislocation

Elbow dislocations are rare but can happen with a fall on an outstretched arm. Many dislocations are sports related; however, other traumatic injuries can contribute to this type of elbow injury.


Ligament Injuries

Did you know that many elbow ligament injuries do not require surgery? The bones in the elbow have strong ligamentous support working to maintain the alignment of the joint along with the stability of the elbow. 


Elbow Fractures

Elbow fractures are not only caused by a fall but can be due to a direct impact or twisting motion to the arm. If the fracture site is stable and at low risk of displacement, it is possible to treat with a sling and splint and may not require surgery.




Sports Health Northwest, Inc
12672 NW Barnes RD, STE 100
Portland, OR 97229
Phone: 503-747-6376
Fax: 503-530-8406

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