Elbow Conditions and Injuries
Like carpal tunnel syndrome, this condition is due to compression or pressure on a nerve but in this instance it is at the elbow. Cubital Tunnel syndrome is associated with numbness or tingling in your little and ring finger and at times weakness in grip as well as increased symptoms with bending of the elbow. More recently it has been newly labeled CELLPHONE ELBOW in the media.
Lateral epicondylitis, commonly known as tennis elbow, is a painful condition involving the tendons that attach to the bone on the outside (lateral) part of the elbow. The pain is located over the outside aspect of the elbow, over the bone region known as the lateral epicondyle. This area becomes tender to touch. Pain is also produced by any activity which places stress on the tendon, such as gripping or lifting. With activity, the pain usually starts at the elbow and may travel down the forearm to the hand. Occasionally, any motion of the elbow can be painful.