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Elbow/Forearm: Injuries & Conditions

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common overuse condition affecting the muscles and tendons of the forearm, where they attach at the outside (lateral) of the elbow. While nearly 50 percent of tennis players will eventually experience Tennis Elbow, many of those diagnosed with Tennis Elbow have never played tennis. The condition is the result of strain placed on these muscles and tendons with repetitive activity or movement.
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Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow is a common overuse condition similar to Tennis Elbow though affects the muscles and tendons on the inside (medial) portion of the elbow and forearm. A repeated activity placing strain on the elbow, such as golfing, irritates and inflames these tendons and muscles. This inflammation can cause pain on the inside of the elbow, as well as in the forearm and wrist. Read More

Elbow Fractures

There are many different types of Elbow Fractures, but among the most common affects the bony portion at the outside of the elbow known as the Olecranon. Referred to as Olecranon Fractures, these types of elbow fractures generally occur as the result of a direct impact from a fall or blow to the elbow. It may also be the result of a fall on an outstretched, straightened arm - causing the triceps muscle to pull the olecranon off the ulna. Read More

Elbow Ligament Injuries

Elbow Ligament Injuries are common overuse injuries frequently seen in athletes. Among the most common injuries affecting this area include Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injuries and Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries. UCL Injuries are most often seen in overhead and throwing sports such as volleyball, baseball, and swimming. MCL injuries are seen often in pitchers who frequently throw at a high rate of speed. Read more about UCL Injuries and MCL Injuries

Elbow Arthritis

Arthritis of the elbow is generally diagnosed as osteoarthritis of the elbow and may be the result of an earlier fracture or dislocation. It may also be the result of joint degeneration that naturally occurs with age or from rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis results when the cartilage surface of the elbow is damaged and the joint begins to deteriorate. Read More