Medial epicondylitis - Definition

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Definition


The condyle is the medial epicondyle of the humerus, meaning the bony prominence of the rounded part of the articular surface of the elbow. Medial epicondylitis is an inflammation of the medial epicondyle. Similar to tennis elbow, it is distinguished by the internal location of the pain, but occurs in the same cases: in the aftermath of trauma or in case of repeated effort by the forearm. This may be consistent with the practice of a sport, but also in the context of a profession, such as gardening, or everyday gestures. Resting the forearm and wrist as well as taking analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs will reverse the inflammation and relieve the pain.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on November 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM by Jeff.
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