Your elbow is an essential joint of your arms that is utilized for the simplest of daily activities such as brushing your teeth, combing your hair and even changing your clothes. But if your elbow is compromised or limited, these simple daily activities aren’t so simple anymore.
Although strong muscles surround the elbow, the elbow joint is susceptible to injury and early stages of arthritis when it is overused or constantly stressed in sports such as Baseball, Golf, or Tennis.
With consistent stress overload on the elbow, it can acquire injuries very rapidly to its ligaments and can lead to others injury of the surrounding connective tissues. Once the ligaments are compromised, the body begins to over-compensate for the injury and can lead to a muscle strain due to the change in body mechanics and the overuse of the surrounding muscles.