Your elbow lets you throw, lift, swing, and hug, for starters. You can do all this because it’s not a simple joint, and that means there are a lot of ways things can go wrong.
The ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) is one of the main stabilizing ligaments in the elbow and is involved especially with overhead activities such as throwing and pitching. When this ligament is injured it can end a professional athletes career unless surgery is performed.
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