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  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: a compression injury to the ulnar nerve that can cause numbness, weakness, or pain in the elbow or hand. This can result from the ulnar nerve stretching abnormally or from flexing the elbow for long periods of time.

 

  • Elbow Injuries: Common injuries to the elbow are tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, bursitis, and tendonitis. This can be from a sudden injury due to a blow to the elbow or twisting, jamming, or bending the elbow abnormally. Overuse injuries, including golfer’s elbow and tennis elbow, can be caused by placing too much stress or overdoing one activity.

  • Tennis Elbow: or lateral epicondylitis, is a condition from repeated motions, like a tennis stroke, that causes inflammation, tenderness, and pain near the bony bump on the outside of the elbow. The muscle group called the common extensor tendon inserts at the lateral epicondyle. Over time from repetitive activity, this muscle group can become inflamed, cause tendinosis, or chronic inflammation of the tendon, and/or possibly a tendon tear, making it difficult to pick up heavy objects or perform sports or gym activity.

  • Golfer’s Injuries to the hand, wrist, and elbow: Hand, wrist and elbow injuries are common for golfers of all skill levels. The golf swing is a complex, coordinated series of motions. Injuries can result from overuse, a single direct blow, like hitting a tree root, or poor technique.

  • Olecranon Bursitis: inflammation of the olecranon bursa, a sac on the outside of the elbow, can be caused by a sharp blow or prolonged pressure. The bursa can swell, be painful, and may become infected.

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