What is the cause of your elbow pain?
The elbow is a complex joint of the body. It is the attachment point for many major muscles of the arm and forearm.

Elbow pain is a very common occurrence in todays population. Let's look at the different types of pathologies seen in the elbow and their specific symptoms. Interestingly enough some of the symptoms of elbow pain can give you an idea of what structures can be possibly involved. Once you understand the reason for your pain you can work on the treatment with your healthcare provider accordingly. 
 
Here are some of the common conditions seen in the elbow joint : 

Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis):
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis) is inflammation of the lateral epicondyle, that is the outer bony part of the elbow. 
1. Your pain is present on the outer part of the elbow.
2. You have pain and swelling on the outer elbow. Tenderness (pain when you touch the area) can be seen on the outer elbow, forearm muscles, hand and the fingers. 
3. Pain occurs with activities such as gripping, wringing or opening jar lids or knobs on doors.  It settles with rest or after the activity stops. 
4. Your pain gets aggravated by overuse of the hand, fingers and forearm muscles. 

For tips and tricks to manage tennis elbow click HERE.

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Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis):
Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) is inflammation of the medial epicondyle, that is the inner bony part of the elbow. 
1. Your pain is present on the inner part of the elbow.
2. You have pain and swelling on the inner elbow. Tenderness (pain when you touch the area) can be seen on the inner elbow, forearm muscles, hand and the fingers. 
3. Pain occurs with activities such as gripping, wringing or repetitive elbow activities.  It settles with rest or after the activity stops. 
4. Your pain gets aggravated by overuse of the hand, fingers and forearm muscles. 

For tips and tricks to manage golfers elbow click HERE.


Elbow Arthritis:
Arthritis in the elbow can be either Rheumatoid arthritis or Osteoarthritis.  In 
Rheumatoid arthritis your immune system attacks your healthy elbow joint. In Osteoarthritis the elbow cartilage breaks down gradually and the bones rub together. These are the signs of arthritis in the elbow:
1. Pain or discomfort is present around the elbow joint.
2. Grinding popping or crackling sound in the elbow joint.
3. Warmth, redness and swelling in the elbow.
4. Stiffness maybe present in the elbow.

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