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Ulnar Nerve Neuritis


Ulnar nerve neuritis begins with a little bit of tingling in the little and ring fingers especially when placing the elbow on arm rests in cars or on a chair.


Ulnar nerve neuritis is caused by compression or irritation of the ulnar nerve as it runs […]

Tennis injury and Medial epicondylitis

Tennis injuries are generally defined as either cumulative overuse or acute (traumatic) injuries.

Overuse injuries occur over time due to stress on the muscles, joints and soft tissues without proper time for healing. They begin as a small, nagging ache or pain, and can grow into a debilitating injury if they aren’t treated early.

Medial […]

MEDIAL-Palpation of soft tissue

Keep the subject’s elbow almost completely extended and in full supination. Move the finger from the medial aspect of the medial epicondyle about 1-1.5 cm towards the anterior aspect. Palpate for a tough round structure. This is the common tendon of the flexors.0.5 em more distally, just below the inferior border of the epicondyle and […]

The cubital tunnel

The cubital tunnel is built from the medial epicondyle, the olecranon, the ulnar collateral ligament and the aponeurotic arch.

Palpation of soft tissue

Over the olecranon lies the olecranon bursa,which is only really palpable when it becomes inflamed and swollen.Keep the subject’s elbow flexed. Palpate for the upper border (apex) of the olecranon. Feel just lateral to this apex for the insertion of the tendon of the triceps muscle. Move the fingers upwards: a broad and flat tendon […]


Bony landmarks

Three bony prominences can be identified. On an extended elbow they lie in one line. Laterally is situated the lateral epicondyle and medially the medial epicondyle. In between lies the olecranon, gross and prominent. During flexion of the elbow the olecranon moves downwards which makes its apex easily palpable. In a bent elbow […]

Little Leaguer’s Elbow

When a ball is thrown in baseball, the wrist and the fingers are vigorously pronated. The muscles responsible for this movement are all located in the inner (medial) compartment of the forearm. The force of the throw is transmitted up through the arm to the weakest part of the muscle group, which is the medial […]

Entrapment of the Ulnar Nerve (Ulnar Neuritis)

If the medial posterior aspect of the elbow is accidentally hit, pain can be felt radiating to the fourth and fifth fingers of the hand. The ulnar nerve runs along the medial edge of the elbow just behind the epicondyle to which the flexor muscles of the wrist are attached. In throwing or racket sports […]

Medial Elbow Injuries

Thrower’s elbow or golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis, medial elbow tendinosis)

Thrower’s or golfer’s elbow is similar to tennis elbow, but the symptoms are located over the inner (medial) epicondyle of the elbow. A right-handed golf player may well suffer from tennis elbow in the (leading) left elbow and golfer’s elbow in the (following) right […]

Elbow Injuries in Children

Elbow injuries in children

Unique bony problems of the elbow are seen in children and adolescents. The pathology of these problems corresponds to each stage in the development of the elbow—that is, prior to the appearance of all the secondary centers of ossification in children; prior to fusion of the ossification centers in adolescents; and […]