The elbow joint, which connects the upper arm bone (humerus) and the forearm bones radius and ulna) helps in the forward and backward movement of the arms. The elbow also allows the arm to twist to the inside and outside.
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Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is an overuse injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that attach to the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow.
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Cubital tunnel syndrome may occur when the ulnar nerve on the inside of the elbow is irritated, compressed, or injured..
The biceps, muscles located in the front of the upper arm, control the bending of your elbow and the rotation of your arm. Biceps tendons attach the biceps muscles to the bones in the shoulder and in the elbow.
Biceps tears can be detected through Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) or ultrasound, and repaired to regain function.
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Tennis elbow is the common name for the elbow condition lateral epicondylitis. It is an overuse injury that causes inflammation of the tendons that attach to the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow, the lateral epicondyle. Tennis elbow may occur from repeated muscle contractions of the forearm, and may lead to inflammation and micro-tears in the tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle. The condition is most common in tennis players.
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