It is an extremely common complaint that has many causes. Because we
use our arms for so many common activities, it can cause
significant problems. In order for proper treatment, the cause of the
problem must be identified.
It is also called lateral epicondylitis, a common cause of the pain. The tennis elbow injury is often seen not only in tennis players, but also in other active individuals.
Olecranon bursitis is a common cause of swelling and inflammation around the elbow joint. Usually treated by draining the swollen bursa, it is important that olecranon bursitis be evaluated by a physician.
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a condition that affects the ulnar nerve where it crosses the elbow. This problem is very similar to carpal tunnel syndrome, except that a different nerve is compressed causing slightly different symptoms.
Radial Tunnel Syndrome
Radial tunnel syndrome is a condition that can cause aching in the forearm just below the elbow.
Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture
When the biceps tendon ruptures at its distal insertion, near the elbow joint, patients often complain of lack of strength. Usually this condition requires surgery for treatment.
olecranon fracture is an injury to the prominent bone of the elbow
joint. When a patient sustains a broken olecranon, surgery may be
necessary to restore the alignment of the broken bones.