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Bow-Bending Agony

How to deal with elbow pain.

Think of all the things you wouldn’t be able to do if you couldn’t bend your arm. How could you eat? Brush your teeth? Comb your hair? Your elbow plays an important role in the way your body functions. When it’s injured, it can be a real pain in the…arm.

Your elbow joint is a complex body part. It’s where the three bones of your arm meet and form a hinge. Your arm muscles also meet at the elbow, working to extend and bend your arm.

Tendons attach your muscles to your elbow bone, and ligaments connect your elbow bone to the other bones. Covering your elbow is a fluid filled sac called a bursa to protect and lubricate your bone. If even a single one of these body parts is injured or affected by disease, you may experience elbow pain.

The injuries and health conditions that lead to elbow pain are many, but keep reading to learn how to find relief for some of the most common maladies that bring it on.

Cause # 1: Tendonitis

When the tendons in your elbow become injured from repetitive motions, you may develop either tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) or golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis). Inflammation on the outer bony part of the elbow where the forearm muscles are attached to your elbow is known as tennis elbow.

Repetitive motions such as washing windows, using a manual screwdriver, or the movement of a backhand hit in tennis (hence the name) may injure your tendons and cause pain, swelling, and tenderness. You’ll still be able to move your elbow, but pain may worsen throughout the day or with twisting motions. Treat tennis elbow with ice, rest, anti-inflammatory drugs, and an elbow brace.

Golfer’s elbow produces pain on the inner part of your elbow where there’s a pointy bone. A golf swing is one of the repetitive motions that may cause this type of tendonitis. Treatment is similar to tennis elbow. Additionally, a cortisone shot may be needed, a special strap can prevent reinjury, and a rehab exercise program is often helpful.

Cause # 2: Olecranon Bursitis

When the bursa on the elbow becomes inflamed and swollen, you may develop olecranon bursitis. This condition may result from an injury or trauma to the area, a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, or from infection. Pain and swelling should go away on its own within a few weeks. If not, your doctor may need to drain the bursa with a needle. Infection may require antibiotics.

Cause # 3: Broken Elbow

Hit it hard enough and your elbow bone can break, an excruciatingly painful occurrence. Breaks and fractures require immobilization and casts. In some cases, they also require surgical intervention and pinning.

Cause # 4: Elbow Sprain

If one or more ligaments in your elbow become stretched or torn, it’s called an elbow sprain. This injury results when your elbow is jammed or bent too far. The sprain may range in severity depending on the extent of the tear and how many ligaments are involved. Treat sprains with rest, immobilization, compression, ice, and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Cause # 5: Arthritis

Arthritis causes inflammation in your joints and can affect your elbows. This inflammation will may lead to warmth in your elbows, swelling, tenderness, pain, and a reduced range of motion. Treatment ranges from medication to exercise therapy.

Cause # 6: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

Your ulnar nerve is also known as the “funny bone” nerve. It travels from the outer tip of your elbow to the inner side of the bone. This nerve may become pinched or entrapped following injury. This entrapment may cause tingling and numbness in your pinky and ring finger and or pain in your inner forearm. When this happens, you may have trouble moving your hand.

In the event you injure your funny bone, avoid pressure to this area and rest your elbow. Ice may help relieve pain. And if the ulnar nerve is frequently pinched, surgery may be needed to reposition the nerve.