Elbow Pain

Arthritis in the Elbow

Most elbow pain results from overuse injuries. Elbow pain is sometimes due to arthritis, but in general, your elbow joint is much less prone to wear-and-tear damage than other joints.

 

Biceps Tendon Rupture

Your biceps tendons attach the biceps muscle to bones in the shoulder and in the elbow. If you tear the biceps tendon at the elbow, the biceps tendon at the elbow will not grow back to the bone and heal.

 

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Pressure on the ulnar nerve at the elbow can develop in several ways and symptoms usually include pain, numbness, and/or tingling.

 

Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

Distal ruptures are extremely rare. The proximal rupture is at the attachment of the biceps at the top of your shoulder.

 

Elbow Fracture

The bones of the elbow can break (fracture) into the elbow joint or adjacent to the elbow joint. Fractures generally require immobilization and casts and can require orthopedic pinning or open joint surgery.

 

Elbow Tendonitis

Elbow Tendonitis is an inflammation or irritation of a tendon, a thick cord that attaches bone to muscle. It is most often caused by repetitive, minor impact on the affected area, or from a sudden, more serious injury.

 

Golfer’s Elbow

Golfer’s elbow is pain and inflammation on the inner side of your elbow, where the tendons of your forearm muscles attach to the bony bump on the inside of your elbow. The pain may spread into your forearm and wrist.

 

Little League Elbow

Little league elbow syndrome (pitcher’s elbow) is an injury mainly affecting children and rapidly growing adolescents involved in throwing sports, such as baseball.

 

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) is caused by either abrupt or subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow. “Tennis elbow” is a common term for a condition caused by overuse of arm and forearm muscles that results in elbow pain.