Elbow valgus stress is a medical term that describes the movement of the elbow joint when an external force is applied to the inside of the forearm, causing the elbow to bend and the forearm to move away from the body. This stress is commonly seen in throwing sports such as baseball, tennis, and volleyball, where repeated and forceful throwing motions can cause injury to the elbow joint.
CAUSES Elbow valgus stress is a common condition in which the elbow joint is subjected to excessive sideways force, causing the joint to move beyond its normal range of motion. The most common causes of elbow valgus stress include:
Physiotherapy can play a crucial role in the management and treatment of elbow valgus stress. A physiotherapist can help patients recover from elbow valgus stress by: