The most common injury seen at the elbow is tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis. This is due primarily to repetitive excessive force involving wrist extension. Weakness in the wrist extensors causes overexposure and ultimately tissue pain and irritation and failure. This is treated conservatively with pain and symptom management with a quick transition into developing the necessary strength and flexibility required to tolerate the desired sport or activity with pain development. Similarly, golfers elbow, or medial epicondylitis occurs in the wrist flexor musculature the same way.
- Medial epicondylitis ( golfers elbow )
- Lateral epicondylitis ( tennis elbow )
- Elbow hyperextesnion
- Various types of tendonitis
- Post-surgical rehabilitation