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Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain isn't usually serious and it may be difficult to describe the pain. Extending and flexing your foream while rotating your hand and forearm shows the complexity of the elbow's abilities and most movements are a combination of these movements.


Most elbow pain simply results from overuse. Many sports, hobbies and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist and arm movements. Although elbow pain may occasionally be due to arthritis, in general, your elbow joint is much less prone to wear-and-tear damage than are many other joints.


Common causes of elbow pain include:

  • Broken arm

  • Bursitis

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome, which occurs when the ulnar nerve on the inside of your elbow is irritated or injured

  • Dislocated elbow

  • Dislocation

  • Elbow fracture

  • Golfer's elbow

  • Ligament sprains and tears

  • Little league elbow syndrome (pitcher's elbow) — an injury mainly affecting children and rapidly growing adolescents involved in throwing sports such as baseball

  • Olecranon bursitis — inflammation of a small sac of fluid (olecranon bursa) on the tip of your elbow

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Osteochondritis dissecans

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Radial tunnel syndrome, which occurs when the radial nerve becomes compressed just beyond your elbow (sometimes called resistant tennis elbow)

  • Sprains and strains

  • Stress fractures

  • Tendinitis

  • Tennis elbow

  • Throwing injuries

  • Trapped nerves

If you are experiencing any of these call us at 951-296-5286 to schedule an appointment.

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