The elbow is the joint that bends your arm. It is a modified hinge joint made up of three bones, the Humerus, Radius and Ulna bones. The elbow allows for the flexion and extension of the forearm relative to the upper arm, as well as rotation of the forearm and wrist. All of the nerves that travel down the arm pass across the elbow. Three main nerves begin together at the shoulder the radial nerve, the ulnar nerve and the medial nerve.
Pain in the Elbow is often caused by overuse. Many sports, hobbies and jobs require repetitive hand, wrist or arm movements. Elbow pain may occasionally be due to arthritis, but in general, your elbow joint is much less prone to wear-and-tear damage than are many other joints.
Common causes of elbow pain include:
Bursitis (joint inflammation)
Osteoarthritis (disease causing the breakdown of joints)
The treatments for elbow disorders depend on the underlying cause. Treatment varies depending on the disorder and symptoms you experience. Most elbow disorders require conservative treatment. Surgery is a last resort if your symptoms don’t improve.