Overuse Injuries of the Elbow

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If you are an athlete, or if you work with your arms and hands, your elbows may be at risk for an overuse injury. This is an injury caused by repetitive motions. This type of injury can be a problem for people who play sports such as tennis or baseball. Children also have a higher risk, because their bones are still growing.

What are overuse injuries of the elbow?

This detailed video describes overuse injuries of the elbow, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options depend on your specific injury. Often, elbow injuries can be treated with rest, ice, medication and physical therapy. You may benefit from a brace or a cast. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that is right for you.

Common questions about overuse injuries of the elbow:

What is the most common overuse injury in the elbow?
What types of activities and sports cause overuse elbow injuries?
How do you treat an overuse elbow injury?

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