What are the symptoms of an elbow injury?
Where your funny bone (humerus) and forearm bones (ulna and radius) meet in the middle is called the elbow. The elbow is quite a delicate joint that is easily damaged, either through an accident or through general wear and tear. If your elbow is damaged because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Southsea.
If your elbow and surrounding areas of your arm are painful and maybe stiff, you may have an elbow injury. Typical types of elbow injury are:
- Tennis elbow;
- Golfer’s elbow;
- Bursitis elbow;
- Squashed or trapped nerve;
- Sprain; and
- Broken elbow.
Causes of elbow injuries
Most elbow injuries happen because of a fall. It is natural to put your hands out to try and steady yourself, but the impact on the elbow can cause damage. Alternatively, your elbow may take a direct impact such as in a car crash or in a work-related accident.
Explanations of the injuries
- Tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow are very similar. The tendons in your forearm attach themselves to the bone around your elbow. Quite often the cause is overuse of your forearm in repeated motions, such as constantly using a screwdriver or wringing clothes.
- Bursitis elbow is also often called student’s elbow. It is common in people who lean on their elbows a lot, such as people who are studying. Inflammation of a small sac of fluid behind the elbow causes the injury, and if you have to constantly lean on your elbows as part of your job then you may be able to make an injury claim in Southsea.
- A squashed or trapped nerve often comes with wear and tear as we get older, but can also be caused in an accident.
- A broken or sprained elbow is normally the result of an accident, and if that accident was not your fault then you may be able to make an injury claim in Southsea.
No matter what type of elbow injury you have or how minor it may seem at the time, they can get a lot worse over months and you should look at what has caused the damage. If it is a road traffic accident, work related, a criminal assault or anything else that is not your fault, you may be entitled to claim compensation from the person or company to blame.
We are not here to elbow you out the way, we are here to help
Accident Advice Helpline are used to dealing with all types of personal injury claims and realise how painful and disabling this type of injury can be. We want to ensure that you get financial recompense from whoever caused your injury.
Call Accident Advice Helpline and speak to an advisor to discuss your case. We have a freephone number, 0800 689 0500, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we are here to give you all the advice and support you need.
Date Published: 16th September 2013
Author: David Brown