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Hand & Elbow

Little Leaguer's Elbow

Little league elbow also called as medial apophysitis, is an overuse condition that occurs when there is overstress or injury to the inside portion of the elbow. It is commonly seen in children involved in sports activities that require repetitive throwing such as baseball.

Children make use of the elbow joint repetitively to throw the baseball which creates stress on the muscles and ligaments that are attached to the inner side of the elbow. The growth plate present at the bone ends become inflamed or in severe case it may break from the upper arm. One of the risk factor which causes this disease is misguided training regime.

Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia, also called tetraplegia, is a condition which results in loss of function or paralysis of the muscles in arms and legs.

Quadriplegia is caused by spinal cord injury, stroke, Bell's palsy, nerve disease such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and autoimmune disorder such as Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Upper extremities

Tennis elbow is the inflammation of muscles on the outside of the elbow whereas tendinitis on the inner side of the elbow is golfer's elbow. Overuse of the arms or a traumatic blow to the hand may cause tennis elbow or golfer's elbow. These injuries may cause severe pain and tenderness of the affected muscles that radiate down into the forearm, particularly with use of the hand and wrist. Adequate rest and immobility of the affected part helps the muscles to recover and modification of the activities helps in better healing. Heat therapy, followed by a stretching and strengthening exercises and then ice massage may offer be beneficial. A tennis elbow strap may relieve the pressure from the muscle attachment. Pain medications may be recommended to relieve the pain and inflammation.

Locations & Directions

  • Adult & Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists – Orange
    1310 W. Stewart Drive
    Suite 508
    Orange, CA 92868
  • Adult & Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists - Mission Viejo
    25982 Pala Drive, # 230,
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
  • Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists - Irvine
    4980 Barranca Parkway
    Suite 220
    Irvine, CA 92604