Elbow & Wrist Injuries in Sports

The elbow is a synovial hinge joint, like the knee joint, formed by the meeting of three bones. The muscles of the elbow aid in the overall strength and flexibility of the arm. You may not think of the elbow and wrist as being connected but the elbow actually allows the wrist to rotate. The wrist joint, also known as the radoiocarpal joint, acts a serious connector. Your hand is home to over 30 muscles, these muscles combine to provide an amazing amount of movement, flexibility, strength and control. Common elbow and wrist injuries include, but are not limited to: finger fracture, mallet finger, jammed finger, wrist sprains, tendinitis of the wrist, Colles wrist fracture, and tennis elbow/golfer’s elbow.

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Sport Injuries of the Elbow & Wrist

  • Golfers Elbow
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Guyon Tunnel
  • De Quervain’s
  • Wrist Sprain

The following information will outline which injuries are tied to which sports. In addition, we’ll share the proper steps a medical professional should take with each injury. We’ll also cover expected recovery time for the affected athlete, and the correct way to rehabilitate the athlete. The goal being full recovery (or working towards it) and preventing future injury from recurring. You can also use this information as a helpful tool for proper prevention methods for other athletes.