What Does Hyperextension Mean?

Hyperextension means “to extend further than normal”, and Hyperextension injuries can occur when the elbow bends too far backwards, possibly damaging the elbow ligaments and causing large amounts of pain to the joint. If the elbow joint continues to bend even further, It may even dislocate out of place.

Elbow Hyperextension tends to occur from sudden accidents during activities such as martial arts, gymnastics, or sports. The most likely cause of an elbow hyperextension usually involves someone trying to catch themselves during a fall by extending their arms out to the front.