The Back and Body Clinic | Specialist Physiotherapy Northampton

The elbow is the most common place for repetitive strain injuries but can also be affected by traumatic injuries. At The Back & Body Clinic we have treated thousands of patients with these conditions and know what it takes to relieve your pain.

Common causes of Elbow and Arm Pain

Tennis Elbow / Lateral Epiconylitis

Tennis elbow is a chronic inflammation of a tendon of the outside of the elbow. Click Here to read more

Golfers Elbow / Medial Epiconylitis

Golfer’s elbow is a chronic inflammation of a tendon of the inner side of the elbow. Click Here to read more.

Elbow Ligament Sprain

If the elbow joint is forcibly overstretched a sprain will occur. Click Here to read more.

Nerve Entrapment

Nerve entrapment occurs when a nerve has to travel between two bones. Click Here to read more.

 

The elbow is the joint where three long bones meet in the middle portion of the arm. The bone of the upper arm (humerus) meets the inner bone of the forearm (ulna) and the outer bone of the forearm (radius) to form a hinge joint. The radius and ulna also meet in the elbow to allow for rotation of the forearm. The elbow functions to move the arm like a hinge (forward and backward) and in rotation (twisting outward and inward). The biceps muscle is the major muscle that flexes the elbow hinge. The triceps muscle is the major muscle that extends the elbow hinge.