Common Elbow Injuries
Here are guidelines for the elbow injuries doctors see most often:
What goes wrong: Repetitive motion can cause tendinitis on either side of the elbow.
Who gets it: Tennis players (tennis elbow), racquetball and squash players, fencers, golfers (golfer's elbow)
Ways to prevent it: Ask a coach or a pro to make sure your technique is correct. One wrong move, repeated hundreds of times, can easily cause injury.
How to fix it: It usually doesn't require surgery, but you may need a brace or splint while you're taking time off to heal.
The latest treatment: The same platelet-concentrating technique used for the rotator cuff is being studied for tennis elbow.
Click on the links below for guidelines on other common sports injuries: