Tulane Orthopaedics

Problems & Conditions

Thrower's Elbow Plica

Although not as common as tennis elbow, throwers elbow is just as debilitating and painful. The condition is most prevalent in baseball pitchers but is equally common in any sport that requires a throwing motion, including cricket, javelin, tennis serving and volleyball spiking.

Unlike tennis elbow, which predominantly effects the lateral side (outside) of the elbow, and golfers elbow, which predominantly effects the medial side (inside) of the elbow, throwers elbow effects both the inside and outside of the elbow.

If you suffer from throwers elbow or are seeking to prevent its occurrence it is important to follow the information in this article. In addition, adding a few simple stretches to your fitness program will also help. To get started on a safe and effective stretching routine that’s just right for you, check out the Ultimate Guide to Stretching & Flexibility.