Tennis elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) – Occurs when tendons in the elbow are overworked, mainly by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Although called tennis elbow, other occupations that feature such repetitive motions also can cause this condition. Pain occurs primarily where the tendons of the forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the outside of the elbow. Pain can also spread to the forearm and wrist.
Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) – Sometimes even referred to as swimmer's elbow, pain and inflammation occurs on the inside of the elbow, rather than the outside. Tennis players, as well as others who repeatedly use their wrists or clench their fingers, can dev
Little Leaguer's Elbow (Medial Apophysitis) – Repetitive stress to the elbow among Little League-age players (pre-teens, especially pitchers whose tendons and muscles in their throwing arms are still developing), can result in inflammation and pain. Repetitive stress in youngsters of this age can also result in shoulder pain.
Carpal tunnel syndrome – A progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a compressed nerve in the wrist. Compression of the nerve results in numbness, pain and, eventually, weakness of the hand. Various factors can contribute to carpal tunnel syndrome, including patterns of hand use, anatomy of the wrist, and certain underlying health problems.
Tendinitis – An inflammation or irritation of a tendon (thick fibrous cord that attaches muscle to bone) that causes pain and tenderness just outside a joint. Tendinitis can occur in many areas of the body, but it's most common around wrists and elbows, as well as shoulders and heels. Most cases can be treated successfully with physical therapy, rest and pain relieving medications.
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