Elbow pain is often caused by overuse. Many sports, hobbies and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. Elbow pain may occasionally be due to arthritis, but 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:

  1. Broken arm
  2. Bursitis (joint inflammation)
  3. Dislocated elbow
  4. Golfer's elbow
  5. Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
  6. Osteochondritis dissecans
  7. Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammatory joint disease)
  8. Sprains
  9. Stress fractures
  10. Tendinitis
  11. Tennis elbow
  12. Throwing injuries
  13. Trapped nerves

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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March 27, 2021