Elbow complaints

Elbow complaints can be diverse. When the complaints are on the outside of the elbow, the origin is often a tennis elbow. Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is a painful condition that occurs when tendons in your elbow are overloaded, usually by repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Complaints located on the inside of the elbow are more likely to indicate a golfer’s elbow. Complaints can also resemble a tennis or golfer’s elbow but have a different cause. For example, we often see that the neck and upper back and sometimes the wrist and hand can be an important link in the development and maintenance of elbow complaints. This does not always mean that neck complaints or wrist complaints always have to present.

There may also be complaints in the elbow due to osteoarthritis. This can make the elbow feel stiff and painful, and there may be problems with the startup of movements. Osteoarthritis can also lead to arthritis (joint inflammation), which can make the elbow painful and swollen. Often this occurs at rest or night.

Complaints in the elbow that have occurred after a fall may indicate posterior lateral or medial elbow instability. These complaints are important to diagnose in time so that the correct strategy can be fitted.

After a fracture, bruise or surgery, the elbow can be put in cast and the elbow can become stiff. Are you looking for a friend to get your elbow moving again?

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