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Elbow Pain - Causes - Symptoms - Diagnosis - Treatment - Pain Relief

Information on elbow pain, arthritis, conditions, causes, diagnosis, symptoms, pain relief, prevention, surgery and other treatment options. The elbow is a hinged joint where the humeral bone, the radial and ulnar bones meet. You may have elbow pain, even when your not using your arm, this often happens at night, preventing sleep. You may have difficulty positioning your hand for simple tasks.
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  9. Joint Protection
  10. Shoulder Pain
  11. Wrist Pain

Elbow Supports
Elbow supports can lessen pain and protect the joint while stabilizing the surrounding muscles.

Elbow pain
Elbow pain can be caused by a variety of problems. A common cause in adults is tendinitis. People who play racquet sports are most likely to injure the tendons on the outside of the elbow. Other common causes of elbow pain are bursitis, arthritis, elbow strains and infection.

Tennis elbow
Tennis elbow is an inflammation, soreness, or pain on the outside (lateral) side of the upper arm near the elbow. There may be a partial tear of the tendon fibers, which connect muscle to bone, at or near their point of origin on the outside of the elbow. Alternative names include Epitrochlear bursitis, Lateral epicondylitis and Epicondylitis - lateral.

Nursemaid's elbow (Pulled elbow)
Nursemaid's elbow is a partial dislocation of the elbow joint, making it difficult and painful to move the joint. Nursemaid's elbow is a common condition in young children and generally affects children under five. It can occur when someone pulls a child too hard by the hand or wrist.

Cubitus valgus - What is Cubitus valgus?
A brief explanation of Cubitus valgus (excessive carrying angle).

Elbow - side view (Image)
This photograph shows the arm bones at the point of articulation (the joint area) between the bone of the upper arm (humerus) and the two bones of the lower arm (radius and ulna).

Bursa of the elbow (Image)
Bursae are fluid-filled cavities located at tissue sites where tendons or muscles pass over bony prominences near joints, such as the elbow. The function of a bursa is to facilitate movement and reduce friction between moving parts.

Top Paraffin Wax Baths
Immerse your hands in hot wax and soothe away arthritis aches and pains. Some paraffin wax spas accommodate feet and elbows too.

Osteoarthritis Screening Quiz
Osteoarthritis is also known as "wear-and-tear" arthritis. It is typically seen as a primary disease in older people but can occur as a secondary condition in younger people. Injury, occupation, excess weight, and genetics are among the factors which cause the cartilage of a joint to wear away. Take our Osteoarthritis Screening Quiz.

What Are Osteophytes (Bone Spurs)?
Osteophytes are also commonly known as bone spurs. Osteophytes, which can be very painful, develop in deteriorating joints damaged by arthritis (including the elbow).

The Pain Relief Quiz
How much do you know about relieving pain? Pain serves as the signal that something is wrong in the body. There are many pain relieving techniques which can be tried. Do you know about the various pain treatment options? Take the Pain Relief Quiz.

The Pain Quiz - Acute vs. Chronic Pain
There's more to know about pain than the fact that it hurts. Do you know the difference between acute and chronic pain? Do men and women respond to pain differently? How many older people take a painkiller on a regular basis? What is R.I.C.E.? Are there any non-drug pain relievers? How much do you know about pain?

20 Tips To Help You Prepare For Surgery
If an arthritis patient can go into joint replacement surgery with a sense of preparedness and peace of mind, the chance of a successful outcome increases. Here are 20 tips to help you get ready.

Radial nerve dysfunction
Radial nerve dysfunction involves impaired movement or sensation of the back of the arm (triceps), the forearm, or the hand caused by damage to the radial nerve.

Radial Head Fracture
A radial head fracture is the most common broken elbow bone seen in adults. This type of injury is most commonly caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand.

Partial elbow dislocation - Radial head dislocation
A dislocation means the displacement of a body part (usually a joint) from its normal location. In a radial head dislocation, the forearm slips out of position at the elbow joint.

Elbow Fracture (Olecranon Fracture)
An olecranon fracture is an injury to the most prominent bone of the elbow. People may call the olecranon the 'funny bone.' The bone is actually the end of the ulna, one of the two forearm bones.

Forearm Fracture
A forearm fracture occurs when there is a fracture of one or both of the bones of the forearm. The two bones of the forearm are the radius and the ulna. Both bones are important for proper motion of the elbow and wrist joints.

Elbow Pain
The elbow is the joint where three long bones meet in the middle portion of the arm, from MedicineNet.

Incidence Of Elbow Involvement In RA - 15 Yr. Endpoint Study
Study results indicate that after 15 years more than half of the elbows and almost 2 of 3 patients with RA showed definite involvement of the elbow joint, from Journal of Rheumatology abstract.

Fist Bump May Save Arthritic Hands
People with arthritis are turned off by shaking hands. Not because they are not friendly but rather it increases pain associated with hand arthritis.

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