Elbow complaints are most common in the age group of 40-50 years. The tennis elbow is the most common complaint. Luckily most elbow complaints will recover naturally. If there is a limitation in movement, a reduced muscle function or wrong use of the joint, physiotherapy can help.
The elbow is a so called ‘ hinge joint’, the connection between upper- and forearm. The forearm is formed by two thin, long bones called the ulna and radius. They form a connection with the upper arm and wrist joint.
The elbow joint enables flexion, extension, pronation and supination of the arm. This is why we can open a lock, use a screwdriver or accept money. In contrast with the hip- and knee joint, osteoarthritis in the elbow is not very common. An elbow fracture can lead to persistent impairment and premature osteoarthritis.