condition is a compression injury to the ulnar nerve near the elbow.
This is the nerve that produces a jolt when you bump your "funny
Elbow (Lateral Epycondylitis)
condition, commonly called tennis elbow, is a degeneration of the
tendons that attach to the lateral epicondyle, the bony bump on
the outer side of the elbow.
Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
condition is a degeneration of the tendons that bend the wrist toward
the palm of the hand. These tendons are located above the medial
epicondyle, the bony bump on the inner side of the elbow. Although
this condition is often referred to as golfer's elbow, medial epicondylitis
can be caused by any repetitious use of these muscles.
Injuries of the Elbow
throwing places severe stress on the elbow joint. The throwing motion
stretches the tendons and ligaments on the inner side of the elbow
and compresses the structures on the outer side. These forces can
damage tissue and bone, especially in young athletes whose bones
have not fully matured.