Elbow Conditions

Elbow Hyperextension

Elbow hyperextension is when the elbow joint is overstretched or “bent backwards” because of exaggerated extension motion. This puts a lot of stress on the ligaments of the joint, and need not always be a voluntary movement, but may occur as part of accidents, falls, or other causes of trauma. Bracing Recommendation: Donjoy CE Elbow Brace, Donjoy Elbow Guard

Golfer’s Elbow(Medial Epicondylitis)

Medial epicondylitis is an inflammatory condition of the inside of the elbow bone. The anterior forearm contains several muscles that are involved with flexing the fingers and thumb, and flexing and pronating the wrist. The tendons of these muscle come together in a common tendinous sheath which is inserted into the medial epicondyle of the humerus at the elbow joint. In response to minor injury, repetitive use, or sometimes for no obvious reason at all, this point of insertion becomes inflamed. Bracing Recommendation: Ossur Airform Elbow, Ossur Premium Elbow

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)

Lateral Epicondylitis means inflammation of the outside of the elbow bone. Tennis elbow is an overuse injury occurring in the lateral side of the elbow region, but more specifically, occurs at common extensor tendon that originates from the lateral epicondyle. While the common name tennis elbow suggests that people who play tennis may develop this condition, other activities of daily living may also cause it. Bracing Recommendation: Ossur Airform Elbow, Ossur Premium Elbow, Bauerfeind EpiTrain

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