Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain and Injuries

Elbow pain can be cause by a sudden injury or the elbow pain can become worse gradually with time. You may feel numbness, swelling or pain to the elbow.

In this page, we will discuss about elbow pain cause by an injury to the elbow and not cause by any elbow injury at all.

Elbow Pain, Injury Related

Children with elbow injury

Elbow is one of the most common area to get injured by children. It could be a fall that they landed on their elbow. If the growth plate is injured, your child needs to seek specialist attention to get the growth plate check.

Older adults with elbow injury

Older adults are also at a high risk of getting elbow injury as they may have a low bone mass (Osteoporosis) without knowing it themselves. Age comes with other problems  like vision and balance, these factors may put the seniors at a higher risk of accidental elbow injury as they may fall easily.

Sudden (acute) elbow injury

Acute elbow injury is caused by an event that you will remember. For e.g. A fall, twisting injury that results in abnormal bending of the elbow. You will feel pain shortly and bruising and swelling may soon follow.

Acute elbow injuries include:

  • Bruises
  • Injury to the elbow ligaments
  • Injury to the elbow tendons
  • Elbow sprain
  • Elbow strain
  • Elbow fracture
  • Elbow dislocation

Overuse elbow injuries

If you repeatedly do the same action, you may injured the soft tissue unknowingly.

Overuse elbow injuries include:

Other elbow pain, Non-injury related

Other elbow problems like hereditary condition may also cause pain to the elbow.

Conditions that may cause elbow symptoms

Overuse elbow pain

You may not know how the elbow got pain but usually the pain is worse with time.

Overuse elbow pain include:

Other causes of elbow pain

Some cases of elbow pain may not be the cause of the elbow itself. It could be caused by other conditions like:

  • A pinched nerve in the neck
  • Arthritis to the shoulder
  • A pinched nerve in the wrist
  • A lump or a cyst near the elbow

Treatment for elbow pain

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