Acute elbow pain

Olecranon fracture

Olecranon Fracture

The Olecranon is the large bony prominence at the back of the elbow. It is usually fractured from a direct impact or fall onto a bent elbow. Here we explain the signs, symptoms, causes and treatment for Olecranon fractures. Symptoms of an Olecranon fracture Sudden intense pain at the back of the elbow will be …

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Students Elbow bursitis

Elbow Bursitis – Students Elbow

Elbow bursitis, also known as Students elbow or Olecranon bursitis, is swelling and inflammation of the bursa at the back of the elbow. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for elbow bursitis. Symptoms Pain and swelling over the back of the elbow. Symptoms may come on rapidly from direct trauma, or develop over …

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Golfer's Elbow

Elbow Avulsion Fracture

An elbow avulsion fracture occurs when a tendon or ligament tears, pulling a small fragment of bone away with it. It is more common in children and usually occurs on the inside of the elbow. Here we explain the symptoms, causes and treatment for elbow avulsion fractures. Avulsion fracture symptoms Symptoms of an avulsion fracture …

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Medial Elbow Ligament Sprain

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the elbow is situated on the inside of the elbow. It helps to provide stability to the joint. The ligament is injured from a sudden traumatic injury, or from repetitive overuse, for example throwing with poor technique. Medial elbow ligament sprain symptoms Symptoms of a medial collateral ligament sprain …

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Tennis elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is also known as lateral epicondylitis, lateral elbow tendinopathy or extensor tendinopathy. It is a common term used to describe chronic pain on the outside of the elbow. Tennis elbow symptoms The main symptom is a pain approximately 1 to 2 cm down from the bony protrusion on the outside of the elbow. …

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Elbow Hyperextension

An elbow hyperextension injury occurs when the elbow is bent back the wrong way. This over-straightening causes damage to the ligaments and structures of the elbow. Like several elbow injuries, this often occurs in contact sports like rugby and causes instant pain. Ice, compression, and taping are some of the ways this injury can be …

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Dislocated Elbow

Elbow dislocations are the second most common dislocations in adults, behind the shoulder. The elbow is a very stable joint and so it requires a lot of force to dislocate it. Severe pain and obvious deformity are the common symptoms for this elbow injury, which is normally caused by a fall or direct impact. Read …

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Elbow Fracture/Broken Elbow

An elbow fracture is a break in one of the bones which form the elbow joint. There are three bones which could be broken: the Humerus (upper arm bone), Ulna and Radius (two forearm bones). This elbow injury can be caused by a fall or a hard impact, and especially because there can be further …

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Ulna nerve

Ulna Nerve Contusion

The ulnar nerve runs down the inside of the elbow. If you knock the inside of the elbow, you can hit the ulnar nerve (or funny bone) which causes a numbness or tingling down the forearm into the fourth and fifth fingers. When this nerve becomes trapped or damaged through repetitive strain or a direct …

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