Bursititis & Tendon Injury

Bursitis & Tendons A sharp blow or constant banging can cause swelling and pain in the bursa, a fluid-filled cushion at the tip of your elbow. A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac that protects the tip of your elbow. It also allows your skin to slide over your elbow when you bend or rotate [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|

Elbow Problems & Injuries

Common Elbow Problems The elbow area includes muscles, tendons, bones, and nerves. These structures are also connected to your hand and arm. This means a painful elbow problem can affect hand and arm movement. Epicondylitis: Inflamed Tissues Using your elbow or hand the wrong way can cause an elbow muscle or tendon to become strained, [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|

Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epicondylitis

Epicondylitis Epicondylitis is an inflammation or tearing of a muscle or tendon at the elbow. If the outside of the elbow is inflamed, this is called lateral epicondylitis (or "tennis elbow"). It is the most common form of epicondylitis. Medial epicondylitis occurs when the inside of the elbow is inflamed. Either problem can be caused [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|

Fractures

Fractures A fracture is a cracked or broken bone. Elbow fractures often occur when your upper arm and forearm bones jam together with force. Fractures can happen when you extend your arm straight to break a fall. Medical treatment is needed right away to relieve pain and give your elbow the best chance to heal [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|

Ulnar Neuritis

Irritated Nerve You may irritate the ulnar nerve by striking or leaning too hard on your elbow. Your elbow aches, and your ring finger and little finger may be tingly or numb. Ulnar Neuritis If you've ever hit your "funny bone", you've really hit your ulnar nerve. Inflammation of this nerve is called ulnar neuritis. [...]

October 19th, 2016|Elbow|