Golf Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is when the tendons that attach the forearm muscles to the inside bone of the elbow become inflamed (swollen). It is a common injury in golfers, but can be caused by other sports and activities as well.

Growth Plate Injuries of the Elbow

Growth plates are areas of tissue (cartilage) on the long bones of children that are still growing. A growth plate injury is a break near or on the end of one of those bones.

Hyperextension Injury of the Elbow

Hyperextension injury of the elbow happens when the elbow is bent back too far the wrong way. It usually happens when the elbow is suddenly forced back during contact sports, or from a fall onto an outstretched hand.

Inflammation of the Biceps Tendon at the Elbow

Inflammation of the biceps tendon at the elbow is when the tendon that connects the biceps muscle to the front of the elbow is overused or given too much sudden pressure. It happens most often when a lot of weight or pressure is placed on the arm while it is stretched out straight. It can also happen if the weight pushes the arm straight.

Medial Apophysitis

Medial [MEE-dee-uhl] apophysitis [a-POF-i-sahy-tis] is a common elbow injury, particularly in young children. Also called “Little League elbow,” this injury occurs following repetitive throwing, such as in baseball.

Overuse Injuries of the Elbow

An overuse injury of the elbow is caused by putting too much strain on your elbow or using it in a way that causes injury, like twisting or gripping too much. Sometimes these injuries heal on their own or by using ice and anti-inflammatory medicine. Talk to a healthcare provider if you don’t get better.

Radial Tunnel Syndrome

Radial tunnel syndrome (RTS) causes chronic pain resulting from compression of the radial nerve in the forearm. It sometimes affect the ability to move the arm, wrist, hand, and fingers.

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a term used to describe pain in the tendons of the elbow brought on by overuse. Pain can also spread through your forearm and to your wrist and make it hard to do simple tasks, such as hold an item or shake hands.

Throwing Injuries of the Elbow

When you throw an object or do a similar action over and over again, it is possible to overwork the elbow. This can cause the muscles around the elbow to weaken over time, causing injuries to tendons, ligaments, nerves, bones, or cartilage.

Triceps Tendonitis

Triceps tendonitis [ten-duh-NAHY-tis] is when the triceps tendon, found on the back of the upper arm, becomes injured or inflamed. It’s a common injury with activities that require forcefully extending the elbow, such as throwing a baseball or hammering. Most of the time, it can be healed with rest or physical therapy.