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What one-time injuries cause elbow pain?

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Some injuries are one-off events, like when you fall or get hit hard while playing a sport. These include:

  • Dislocated elbow. When one of the bones that forms the elbow gets knocked out of place, you have a dislocated elbow.
  • Fractured elbow: If one of your arm bones breaks at the elbow, you have a fracture.
  • Strains and sprains: When muscles get stretched or torn, it’s called a strain. When it’s ligaments, it’s a sprain.

From: Why Does My Elbow Hurt? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “Elbow Pain.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Understanding Elbow Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dislocated Elbow,” “Bursitis, “Tendinitis,” “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” “Stress Fractures,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “Osteochondritis Dissecans.”

National Health Service (U.K.): Arm or Elbow Pain.”

Ortho Info: “Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “Elbow Pain.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Understanding Elbow Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dislocated Elbow,” “Bursitis, “Tendinitis,” “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” “Stress Fractures,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “Osteochondritis Dissecans.”

National Health Service (U.K.): Arm or Elbow Pain.”

Ortho Info: “Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 24, 2018

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