Tennis elbow is a type of tendinitis -- swelling of the tendons -- that causes pain in the elbow and arm. These tendons are bands of tough tissue that connect the muscles of your lower arm to the bone. Despite its name, you can still get tennis elbow even if you've never been near a tennis court.
Instead, any repetitive gripping activities, especially if they use the thumb and first two fingers, may contribute to tennis elbow. symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and tenderness in the bony knob on the outside of your elbow. This knob is where the injured tendons connect to the bone. This injury may last months or years if gone untreated. Chiropractic adjustments to the elbow and rehab exercises such as eccentric loading is effective in recovery.
Golfer's elbow is a condition that causes pain where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain might spread into your forearm and wrist. Golfer's elbow is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outside of the elbow.
It's not limited to golfers. Tennis players or laborer’s who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers also can develop golfer's elbow. Symptoms include pain and tenderness, stiffness, weakness, and numbness or tingling. This injury may last months or years if gone untreated. Chiropractic adjustments to the elbow and rehab exercises such as eccentric loading are effective in recovery.
Little leaguer’s elbow is an overuse condition seen in adolescent baseball players, hence the name, that can be a cause of pain located on the inside of the elbow (medial). With too much repetitive throwing of a baseball the growth plate on the inside of the end of the elbow, known as the medial epicondyle, becomes inflamed.
Little League Elbow symptoms may include: Pain in any part of the elbow, swelling, difficulty straightening the arm all the way, sometimes, a bump appears on the inside of the elbow, and a locked or stiff elbow.
A bicep pull or strain in the shoulder occurs when the tendon is partially pulled from the bone. This happens when sports such as swimming, tennis, or football that require repetitive movement of the bicep in the shoulder or elbow and can lead to strains.
Moving or twisting the elbow in an unnatural or unfamiliar way can lead to a tear or strain as well. Symptoms include muscle spasms, loss of mobility, bruising, and weakness in the shoulder.