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Hyper-extended Elbow

Elbow hyperextension injury occurs when the elbow is bent backwards the wrong way.  This type of injury will occur more frequently in physical contact sports.  The pain in the elbow is caused when the elbow is forced to bend the wrong way or hyperextend, causing damage to ligaments and structure of the elbow.

Symptoms of elbow hyperextension are often swelling, stiffness, and numbness.

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