Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
This condition is a compression injury to the ulnar nerve near the elbow. This is the nerve that produces a jolt when you bump your "funny bone."
Inflammation of the Biceps Tendon at the Elbow
This condition is an inflammation of a part of the tendon that connects the biceps muscle to the radius bone at the elbow.
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
This condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is a degeneration of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on the outer side of the elbow.
This condition, also known as Little League elbow, is an injury to the medial epicondyle growth plate. It causes pain in the elbow, and may cause swelling. This condition is most common in young baseball pitchers.
Medial Epicondylitis (Golf Elbow)
This condition is a degeneration of the tendons that bend the wrist toward the palm of the hand. These tendons are located above the medial epicondyle, the bony bump on the inner side of the elbow. Although this condition is often referred to as golfer's elbow, medial epicondylitis can be caused by any repetitious use of these muscles.
Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury
This condition is an injury to the medial ulnar collateral ligament, a ligament composed of three bands located on the inner side of the elbow. The MUCL connects the humerus to the ulna. Injury to the MUCL can cause pain, weakness and sometimes a feeling of instability in the arm.
Overuse Injuries of the Elbow
Overuse injures can cause pain and other problems in the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. These injuries typically affect athletes and people who perform repetitive motions. Children and adolescents, whose bones have not yet matured, and factory workers are particularly susceptible to overuse injuries.
Radial Tunnel Syndrome (Entrapment of the Radial Nerve)
This condition is thought to be a compression injury to the radial nerve near the elbow. This condition is often confused with tennis elbow.
Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
Repetitive throwing places severe stress on the elbow joint. The throwing motion stretches the tendons and ligaments on the inner side of the elbow and compresses the structures on the outer side. These forces can damage tissue and bone, especially in young athletes whose bones have not fully matured.
This condition is an inflammation of the triceps tendon, which connects the triceps muscle to the elbow. Triceps tendonitis causes pain and limits movement in the arm.