What Causes Elbow Pain?
You may experience elbow pain for a variety of different reasons:
Once-off impact injury: Impact injuries, such as a dislocated elbow, fracture or sprain are usually the result of a sports injury or car accident. These injuries can cause serious elbow pain and should be treated immediately by a doctor.
Overuse injury: Constant repetitive movements, such as playing a sport, musical instrument or carrying out repetitive tasks at work can cause inflammation and pain to develop in the elbow joint. RSI (repetitive strain injuries), such as tennis and golfer’s elbow are common conditions caused by overuse that affect the medial and lateral elbow tendons. (Click on the links below to learn more about golfer’s elbow (also known as climber’s elbow) and tennis elbow treatment.)
Disease: Elbow pain may also occur due to diseases, such as arthritis which are present in the elbow. Arthritis will likely cause pain when you bend or straighten the elbow joint. It is recommended that you visit your doctor to get the best advice on effective arthritis and elbow pain treatment.