The elbow is one of the largest joints in the body. In conjunction with the shoulder joint and wrist, the elbow gives the arm much of its versatility, as well as structure and durability.

    The elbow swings 180 degrees in one direction to extend the forearm, and it also helps turn the forearm at the point where the parallel bones in the forearm—the radius and ulna—meet.

    Joints are held together by a network of ligaments. Ligaments are made of tough, flexible connective tissue. In addition to their role holding joints together, ligaments can also connect bones and cartilages. The major ligaments that connect the bones of the elbow include the ulnar collateral ligament, radial collateral ligament, and annular ligament.

    Several major muscles and tendons—fibrous bands that join muscles to bone or muscles to other muscles—meet at the elbow. These include the biceps, triceps, brachioradialis, and extensor carpi radialis longus tendons.

    The resting angle of the elbow prevents the arms from hitting the sides of your body as you walk. This is also known as the “carrying angle.” Women typically have smaller shoulders and wider hips than men.  This results in variations between carrying angles in men versus women. This can also lead to different ways people carry objects to keep their elbows closer to their bodies based on their individual carrying angle.

    The elbow is frequently used as a fulcrum for seated activities that involve the hands, such as writing or using a keyboard. This would be painful if the skin at the olecanon (the cap end of the ulna) had nerve endings, but the thick, rubbery skin in that area has no sensations.

    The elbow can be easily put under stress, as it is a major joint in one of the most active regions of the human body. It is put under extreme pressure as the point of injury or trauma. Because it has fewer planes of movement than the wrist or the shoulder, it can be painful when twisted or hyperextended.  

    Some common ailments of the elbow include:

    • Tennis elbow
    • Golfer’s elbow
    • Bursitis                                         
    • Arthritis
    • Dislocation
    • Fracture
    • Infection
    What is area above elbow called?
    The outside, or lateral, bump just above the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle. Most of the muscles that straighten the fingers and wrist all come together in one tendon to attach in this area. The inside, or medial, bump just above the elbow is called the medial epicondyle. more
    What do you call people from Bay Area?
    San Francisco Bay Area Demonym(s) Bay Arean Time zone UTC−08:00 (Pacific) • Summer (DST) UTC−07:00 (PDT) Area codes 408/669, 415/628, 510/341, 650, 707, 925 more
    Why do they call it Bay Area?
    Francis of Assisi, the 13th century friar venerated as a patron of animals. However, the city (then barely a hamlet) was originally dubbed Yerba Buena, but on January 30, 1847, Chief Magistrate Washington Bartlett changed the name to correspond with that of San Francisco Bay to “prevent confusion and mistakes.” more
    What do you call a dog's elbow?
    The long bone that runs down from the elbow of the foreleg is the forearm. It is comprised of the ulna and radius. The wrist is the lower joint below the elbow on the foreleg. The upper thigh (femur) is the part of the dog's leg situated above the knee on the hind leg. more
    What do people from the Bay Area call themselves?
    San Francisco Bay Area Demonym(s) Bay Arean Time zone UTC−08:00 (Pacific) • Summer (DST) UTC−07:00 (PDT) Area codes 408/669, 415/628, 510/341, 650, 707, 925 more
    What is the area between elbow and shoulder called?
    upper arm The arm proper (brachium), sometimes called the upper arm, the region between the shoulder and the elbow, is composed of the humerus with the elbow joint at its distal end. more
    What is the area between your shoulder and your elbow called?
    You have four muscles in your upper arm, which is the area between your shoulder and your elbow. Your upper arm muscle anatomy includes: Biceps brachii. more
    What is the area between elbow and shoulder called?
    upper arm The arm proper (brachium), sometimes called the upper arm, the region between the shoulder and the elbow, is composed of the humerus with the elbow joint at its distal end. more
    What is the area between your shoulder and your elbow called?
    You have four muscles in your upper arm, which is the area between your shoulder and your elbow. Your upper arm muscle anatomy includes: Biceps brachii. more
    Why do they call it elbow grease?
    In 1699, the phrase “elbow grease” appeared in the “New Dictionary of the Canting Crew” defined as “a derisory Term for Sweat”. The phrase had existed for sometime before that, known as “the best substance for polishing furniture”. more
    What do you call the area between the North Pole and the equator on the globe?
    Northern Hemisphere. noun. half of the Earth between the North Pole and the Equator. North Pole. more

    Source: www.healthline.com

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