The elbow is the "knee" of the upper extremity and although we don't walk on "all fours" we demand a lot out of our elbow positioning the hand for all of our day to day activities.
One of the most common orthopedic complaints is:
This is a wrist muscle connection strain at the elbow. Also called Lateral Epicondylitis the tennis elbow name has stuck historically from the days of the single-hand back hand tennis technique.
Additional diagnoses of the elbow encountered are:
- Golfers elbow (Medical Epicondylitis)
- Biceps tendonitis
- Triceps tendonitis
- Posterior impingement (loose bodies)
- Nerve compression (Tardy ulnar nerve palsy)
- Little Leaguer's elbow ( Osteochondritis)