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Elbow Pain
Elbow Pain refers to pain in the elbow joint located at the intersection of our forearm and the upper arm. Pain in the elbow can restrict movement and cause discomfort.

Common Causes of Elbow Pain
There can be many causes of elbow pain; however, most common are:

  • Repetitive Stress Injuries / Soft Tissue Conditions.
  • Elbow Pain from Bone Conditions.
  • Elbow Pain from Medical Conditions.


What are the Symptoms of Elbow Pain?
Typically, we experience elbow pain as tenderness or weakness in the elbow joint. The most common symptoms that accompany elbow pain are:

  • Tenderness and pain in the elbow joint.
  • A dull ache in the elbow joint.
  • Pain in the elbow while clenching the fist.
  • Pain in the elbow while stretching the arm or hand.
  • Pain in the elbow while opening fingers.
  • Inability to grip tightly.
  • Popping or clicking sensation in the elbow when moving your arm.


What are the Treatments of Elbow Pain?
The first step of effective elbow pain treatment is an accurate diagnosis. As we discussed earlier, there are multiple causes of elbow pain. Once the cause has been diagnosed, the specialist will recommend the most appropriate treatment.

If you are experiencing mild elbow pain because of a minor injury or disorder, your doctor will recommend the following:

  • Stop the activity that’s causing elbow pain.
  • Follow the RICE protocol: Rest, Ice, Compress, and Elevate.
  • Prescribe non-steroid pain medication or anti-inflammatory medication.


In case you are experiencing severe and continuous elbow pain, your doctor may recommend the following treatments depending on your diagnosis:

  • Corticosteroid injections.
  • Elbow arthroscopy.
  • Stem cell infusions.
  • Total elbow replacement.


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What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Elbow Pain?

The most common symptoms that accompany elbow pain are:

  • A sharp pain in the elbow joint.
  • Popping or clicking sensation in the elbow when moving your arm.

How Do You Treat Elbow Pain?

Your specialist may ask you to treat your elbow pain through any individual or a combination of these treatment options:

  • By protecting the area from getting further injured.
  • By regularly resting the injured area.
  • By applying ice around the elbow region.

What Are the Causes of Elbow Pain?

Some of the major causes of elbow pain include:

  • Elbow Bursitis.
  • Elbow Tendonitis.
  • A sudden or traumatic injury around the elbow region.

What Happens If Tendonitis Goes Untreated?

  • If you leave your elbow tendonitis untreated, then it may get severe and become a reason for severe pain over time.
  • It also causes tissue degradation processes without getting inflamed.
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