Injuries can occur to the tendons that attach to the elbow. Lateral epicondylitis Lateral Epicondylitis Lateral epicondylitis is inflammation of the tendons of muscles that extend the hand backward and away from the palm. (See also Overview of Sports Injuries.) Pain develops in the outer aspect... read more (tennis elbow) occurs when the tendons of the muscles that extend the hand backward are inflamed. Medial epicondylitis Medial Epicondylitis Medial epicondylitis is inflammation of the tendons of the muscles that flex or bend the palm toward the wrist, causing pain on the inner aspect of the elbow and forearm. (See also Overview... read more (golfer's elbow) occurs when the tendons of muscles that bend the palm of the hand toward the wrist are inflamed. For fractures of the elbow, see Elbow Fractures Elbow Fractures Elbow fractures may involve the upper arm bone (humerus) near the elbow—called lower (distal) humeral fractures—or the larger upper forearm bone (radius)—called radial head fractures. (See also... read more .
(See also Overview of Sports Injuries Overview of Sports Injuries Sports injuries are common among athletes and other people who participate in sports. Certain injuries that are traditionally considered sports injuries can also occur in people who do not participate... read more .)