An athlete uses an overhand throw to achieve greater speed and distance. Repeated throwing in sports such as baseball and basketball can place a lot of stress on the joints of the arm, and lead to weakening and ultimately, injury to the structures in the elbow.
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury at the Elbow
An ulnar collateral ligament injury at the elbow is an injury that affects the ligament that connects the upper arm bone and the lower arm bone on the inner side of the elbow. This ligament helps to stabilize the elbow joint and prevent excessive outward movement.
Little League Elbow
Little league elbow, also called medial apophysitis, is an overuse condition that occurs when there is overstress or injury to the inside portion of the elbow. It is commonly seen in children involved in sports activities that require repetitive throwing such as baseball.
Overuse Injuries at the Elbow
Overuse injuries of the elbow are a group of conditions that result from repetitive or excessive strain on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments around the elbow joint. These injuries are common in activities that involve repetitive arm motions, such as sports, manual labor, and certain occupational tasks. They can affect athletes, workers, and individuals who engage in activities that place continuous stress on the elbow.
Bicep Tendon Tear at the Elbow
A biceps tear can be complete or partial. Partial biceps tendon tears will not completely break the tendon while complete tendon tears will break the tendon into two parts. Tears of the distal biceps tendon are usually complete and the muscle is separated from the bone
Biceps tendonitis is a condition characterized by inflammation or irritation of the biceps tendon. The biceps tendon is a strong cord-like structure that attaches the biceps muscle to the bone in the shoulder and the forearm. It plays a crucial role in the movement of the shoulder and the elbow.
The triceps or triceps brachii is a crucial muscle of the upper arm (humerus). It runs along the upper arm bone between the shoulder and elbow. The triceps tendons connect the triceps muscles to the shoulder blade and elbow in your arm. Tendons are strong bands of tissue that attach muscle to bone. A triceps injury is damage to the tendon that attaches the triceps muscle at the back of your upper arm to the shoulder blade and elbow bone.
Tennis elbow is a common name for the elbow condition lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation and microtears of the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle.
Golfer’s elbow, also called medial epicondylitis, is a painful condition occurring from repeated muscle contractions in the forearm that leads to inflammation and microtears in the tendons that attach to the medial epicondyle.