May 17, 2018
Your elbow forms where three bones come together: your upper arm bone, the humerus, and your two forearm bones, the ulna and the radius. Each of your bones has cartilage attached to the end, which help them slide against one another and absorb shock. Your cartilage is locked in place by your ligaments, and your tendons connect your bones to your muscles, allowing you to move your arm in various directions.
Needless to say, the elbow is an important joint in your body, and if anything happens to it, it can cause you major pain. Here are a few common injuries related to the elbow:
Some elbow injuries may be one-off occurrences, such as when you get hit hard while playing a sport, or after a hard fall.
All of these one-time injuries can be treated with ice and plenty of rest, along with stretching and strength exercises, once the pain is gone.
If you suffer from an elbow injury, be sure to apply ice to the hurt area and get plenty of rest. If intense pain or swelling occurs, or if you have difficulty bending your arm, visit the doctor immediately.
This article was adapted from WebMD. Read the full article here.
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