Common elbow injuries :
.Sprains of the muscle, tendon.
cartilage, bone, and soft tissue.
.Ulna nerve irritation.
Severe pain, swelling and bruising around the joint,trouble moving your elbow normally, using your arm or turning your arm from palm up to palm down and vice versa indicate the severity of elbow injuries.Our team takes X-rays to determine if you have a fracture and whether you have any additional injuries. Sometimes injuries in the wrist, neck, or shoulder can cause pain in the elbow. The X-rays will show if you have a fracture.Â If there’s no fracture but you have fluid around the elbow, it’s likely you have a sprain.A sudden â€śpopâ€ť or pain along the inside of the elbow, leading to the inability to continue throwing. Pain on the inside of the elbow after a period of heavy throwing or other overhead activity. Pain when accelerating the arm forward, just prior to releasing a ball. Tingling or numbness in the pinky and ring fingers.
A fracture may be a thin crack in a bone, called a hairline fracture.Hairline fractures often aren’t visible on X-rays immediately after the injury. The fracture may become visible a few weeks after the injury takes place, when a callus has formed around the healing area. This type of fracture may not cause a visible injury or limit arm or shoulder motion, but can cause aching pain and redness or swelling around the site of the injury.Rest, ice, compression to reduce swelling, and pain medications are recommended. You may need to modify your activities for a short period to avoid stressing the joint.Â Most mild elbow strains and sprains heal on their own.