Elbows

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is caused on the outer bony prominence when there is inflammation of the tendons. Repetitive movements of the wrist, including constant gripping or squeezing, can cause this condition. Symptoms include soreness in the forearm, tenderness on the outside of elbow, persistent aching or soreness when gripping objects.

Golfers Elbow

Golfers elbow, also known as medial epicondylitis, occurs on the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain is located where the tendons of the forearm muscle attach. Pain can also be felt in your forearm and wrist. It is caused by overusing the muscles that allow you to flex your wrist, rotate your arm, or used when gripping objects. Sometimes referred to as Pitchers Elbow.

Tendonitis

Occurs when tendons become inflamed or irritated, they can suffer from microscopic tears. It happens when either a particular body motion is “overused” or when a certain activity level increases to quickly or “overloaded”. Generally, tendonitis is pain in the tissues surrounding a joint.

Elbow Arthritis

This causes pain while either straightening or flexing the elbow. It can either be osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Symptoms include lack of full movement, pain in the elbows, stiffness or swelling, locking or instability. Injury in the elbow can lead to a greater chance of developing arthritis.

Elbow Fracture

Fractures in the elbow are commonly the result of direct impact to the elbow, a fall, or a twisting injury. X-rays or CT Scans are used to confirm if there is a fracture versus a sprain. Elbow fractures can either be “radial head/neck fractures”, “olecranon fractures” or “distal humerus fractures”. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, bruising or swelling.

Elbow Sprain

Sprains occur when there is an injury to the ligament, or band of tissue, that connects a bone to a bone. The ligament could be either partially or completely torn or stretched too far, resulting from a twisting injury, or a fall or intense blow to the elbow. Symptoms occur when there is movement in the elbow, warmth or bruising, limited mobility or pain and tenderness.

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