Elbow Injuries & Conditions

man with elbow injuryThe elbow is one of the most complex joints in the human body. Made up of three bones, including the humerus, ulna, and radius; three ligaments; and seven major muscles, the elbow allows you to bend and extend your arm, as well as rotate your palm up and down.

Because of the complexity of this joint, elbow injuries are extremely common. These injuries can be brought on by a variety of causes but are commonly due to either blunt force, such as accidental falls, or overuse from repetitive movements, such as in sports or the workplace. Elbow injuries can be sorted into three categories, including soft tissue injuries, bone injuries, or nerve injuries.

The following are the most common elbow injuries and conditions we see in our practice. Follow the links below to learn more details and information on each condition, including causes, symptoms, and surgical and non-surgical treatments.

If you need assistance determining your potential condition, our free Where Does it Hurt?® interactive tool can help; however, it is not intended to be used as a diagnostic measure. To get an official diagnosis and a treatment plan, please make an appointment with Dr. Knight at The Hand and Wrist Institute‘s Dallas or Southlake office. Appointments can be scheduled online or over the phone.