Elbow sprain

An elbow sprain involves damage to the connective tissue and ligaments surrounding the elbow joint.

They are nearly always traumatic in origin and caused by the joint being stretched beyond its normal range of movement.

Predictably many sprains occur during sport, or during activities which result in a fall, collision or awkward landing.


The following symptoms are associated with an elbow sprain:

  • Swelling, redness and heat around the affected area.
  • Pain when attempting to grip, lift or carry everyday objects.
  • Difficulty moving the elbow, hand and wrist.
  • Pulsatile throbbing and numbness into the hand and fingers.


In most cases an elbow sprain is not serious. However, they can result in stiffness and reduced mobility if left untreated.

Our Elbow Sprain treatment information is a comprehensive rehabilitation guide to treat the condition simply and effectively at home.

How to treat an Elbow Sprain

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