Swelling on the elbow

Medial Elbow Ligament Sprain

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the elbow is situated on the inside of the elbow and helps to provide stability to the joint. Damage to this ligament can occur from a sudden traumatic injury, or from repetitive overuse, for example throwing with poor technique. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment Medial elbow …

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Golfers elbow pain

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is also known as medial epicondylitis. It causes pain on the inside of the elbow which develops gradually over time. It is sometimes known as thrower’s elbow or little league elbow. On this page: Symptoms Causes & anatomy Treatment & rehabilitation Exercises Golfer’s elbow symptoms The main symptom of medial epicondylitis is pain …

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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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Elbow Avulsion Fracture

Avulsion fracture of the medial epicondyle is when the tendon comes away from the bone and can take part of the bone with it. This elbow injury is more common in children with symptoms similar to a sprain. These can include elbow pain, swelling and reduced ability to move the arm. Read more on avulsion …

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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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Olecranon Fracture

The olecranon is the large bony prominence at the back of the elbow on the ulna forearm bone. It is usually fractured from a direct impact or fall onto a bent elbow. Intense elbow pain, swelling and tenderness at the back of the elbow are common symptoms of this injury. Read more on the treatment …

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