COMMON CAUSES OF ELBOW PAIN
As with other joints in the body, a variety of diseases and injuries can affect the complex elbow joint, causing pain, swelling and a number of other uncomfortable symptoms. Some of the most common ones we see among our patients in Beverly Hills and surrounding areas include:
At the back of the elbow is the olecranon bursa, which is a small, fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between the bone and soft tissues. When this bursa becomes irritated and inflamed, more fluid can accumulate, causing pain and swelling.
Golfer’s elbow affects the tendons that connect your forearm to the elbow. It causes pain that starts on the inside of your elbow joint and radiates down the forearm.
Tennis elbow is an overuse injury that results in joint pain that worsens when squeezing objects. Although it’s quite common among tennis players, it can also affect other athletes and individuals as well.
Arthritis of the elbow develops when the cartilage inside your joint starts to thin or becomes damaged, causing pain and a decreased range of motion.
A sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the bones of the elbow joint stretch or tear, causing pain, swelling and bruising.
A common overuse injury, tendinitis occurs when the tendons around your elbow sustain tiny tears or become inflamed and irritated.
When the muscles around the elbow become damaged, it’s referred to as an elbow strain. This type of injury has a tendency to cause pain, swelling and a loss of function.
Common among pitchers and throwing athletes, this injury tends to occur gradually over time, causing pain and limited throwing capabilities