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Elbow Conditions


Do you suffer from
Elbow pain?

Elbow pain can effect people of all walks of life, at any stage in your life. Below are possible conditions that could be the cause of your pain.

Common Elbow Conditions

female tennis player holding right elbow in pain

  • Baseball related Pediatric injuries of the elbow
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Biceps Tear
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament
Baseball related Pediatric injuries of the elbow

Pediatric elbow injuries are often referred to as “Little Leaguer’s Elbow” can include any injury caused by repetitive throwing motions (usually baseball or softball). These injuries occur when the ligaments inside the elbow are pulled repeatedly and can cause separation of the ligaments and tendons from the bone; in some cases, bone fragments can become intertwined within these tissues. Some symptoms of this could include:

  • Pain on the inside of the elbow
  • Limited range of motion
Medial Epicondylitis

Also known as “Golfer’s Elbow,” it is a condition that arises from the overuse of the elbow and wrist. This injury is typically temporary and involves the elbow and wrist, but it can cause increased pain and complications if left untreated.

  • Elbow pain
  • Forearm pain
  • Pain when flexing the wrist
  • Elbow tenderness
  • Elbow swelling
  • Weak grip
  • Numbness & tingling
Olecranon Bursitis

This condition is characterized by redness and swelling at the point of the elbow. Treatment is recommended, and diagnosis is based on the symptoms. The underlying cause is typically inflammation of the fluid between the bone and skin.

  • Elbow swelling
  • Tenderness at site
  • Elbow Pain
  • Warm to touch
  • Redness
  • Fever
Biceps Tear

Also known as a bicep rupture, this condition is a break or tear in the tendon that connects the muscles to the arm’s top part to your shoulder/elbow. Once the bicep is torn, it will not connect back to the bone/muscle unless surgical intervention is taken. However, treatment is available for those who do not wish to take the surgical option. This condition is caused by overuse or something heavy falling on your arm.

  • Sharp pain in the shoulder or elbow
  • Large bruising
  • Muscle bruising
  • Weakness
  • Decreased range of motion

This condition is an inflammation of the tendon (thick fibrous cord) that attaches muscle to the bone. The most common affected areas are the shoulders, elbows, wrists, and knees.

  • Pain in a tendon
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Grating or popping sensation
  • Swelling and redness
  • An unusual lump

Arthritis of the elbow is caused when the cartilage the protects the bones in the elbow wears away. The pain and discomfort come from the bones in the elbow that begins to rub together, which can cause bone spurs to develop due to the friction. This condition, if left untreated, can severely decrease your range of motion and quality of life.

  • Increase in elbow pain
  • Swelling or tenderness
  • Locking of the elbow
  • Loud cracking and popping sounds
  • Decreased range of motion
  • Elbow deformities
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

This condition involves a stretching or pressure on the ulnar “funny bone” nerve, which causes tingling and numbness in the side of the hand & forearm. If left untreated, paralysis, and loss of feeling in the affected arm could result.

  • Numbness & tingling, especially at night
  • Hand pain
  • Weak grip
  • Muscle weakness
  • Aching pain
Lateral Epicondylitis

Also known as “Tennis Elbow,” it is a condition that arises from the overuse of the elbow. This injury is typically temporary and involves the forearm’s exterior muscles, but if left untreated, it can cause increased pain and complications.

  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Tenderness
  • Elbow Swelling
Ulnar Collateral Ligament

Common with baseball players, UCL injuries of the elbow involve repeated stress from overhead movement. The ULC comprises three bands of tissue: the anterior, posterior, and transverse bands. These all play important roles for the stability of the elbow

  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Tenderness
  • Elbow Swelling
  • Numbness or Tingling in the fingers
  • Elbow Bruising
  • Weakness of Grip
  • Loss of Function in the Elbow / Arm

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