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Injury Evaluation and Prevention Throughout the life of an athlete there are many ways one can become injured Whether its a direct blow to the body or extremities or just a trip and a fall the wrong way injuries occur in all shapes and sizes Some may require surgery or just a bag of ice Either way the human body has many anatomical structures that are susceptible to injury The upper extremities injuries in the body such as the shoulder elbow and wrist are very common injuries in high contact sports such as football or rugby In addition such repetitive motion sports like baseball tennis and golf put much strain on the joints of the arms So what happens when pain occurs in the elbow Is there a torn ligament muscle strain broken bone or just a little tendonitis There are keys medical signs and treatment to tell what is wrong with a certain injury When an injury occurs we have to address the following situations 1 What anatomical area of the body are we working with 2 What caused the pain or how it was injured 3 Where is the initial pain or what was injured 4 Evaluation of the injured area 5 What emergency response or treatment needs to be used 6 How long will the injury sustain and how we heal and prevent further injury These six questions need to be applied for any injury to be fully evaluated to make such conclusions of what needs to be done about that injury The injury covered here will be about hyper extending your elbow Anatomical structure of the Elbow The human elbow is made up of two main structures bone structure and soft tissue structure The bone structure is made up of three main bones the Humerus Radius and Ulna The humerus extends from the shoulder down to elbow joint On the anterior side of the elbow the capitellum is
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