Elbow Pain

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To fully understand the sources of elbow pain, it helps to have a basic understanding of the anatomy of the elbow. The elbow is a joint that connects the humerus bone in the upper arm and the ulna and radius bones of the forearm. It operates much like a hinge, with the bicep muscle of the upper arm allowing flexion and the triceps enabling extension.

The region most commonly implicated in elbow pain is the lateral epicondyle, which is the region where the humerus and outer elbow meet. Muscles merge into tendons in this area, and then connect at the epicondyle at places called bony prominences. Overuse or misuse of a muscle can cause pain at the juncture where muscle meets tendon or at the place where tendon meets joint.

In addition, elbow pain can stem from inflammation of the fluid sac that facilitates hinging and rotation in the elbow. This sac is called the bursa and, like the tendon, it can become strained through overuse. When stressed, functioning of the bursa is undermined and there is greater friction in the elbow region.

When properly aligned, muscles support the elbow joint and provide stability. Thus, the vast majority of elbow pain is best treated by exercises that restore muscular balance in the arm. Indeed, there are now innovative training systems designed to strategically strengthen and lengthen muscles so as to protect against elbow pain. Visit www.repetitive-strain.com for more information on how these treatments work and what they can do for you!

 


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