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Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain

Elbow pain can be caused by many problems. A common cause in adults is tendinitis. This is inflammation and injury to the tendons, which are soft tissues that attach muscle to bone.People who play racquet sports are most likely to injure the tendons on the outside of the elbow. This condition is commonly called tennis elbow. Golfers are more likely to injure the tendons on the inside of the elbow.Other common causes of elbow tendinitis are gardening, playing baseball, using a screwdriver, or overusing your wrist and arm. 

Other common causes of elbow pain are:

  • Bursitis -- inflammation of a fluid-filled cushion beneath the skin
  • Arthritis -- narrowing of the joint space and loss of cartilage in the elbow
  • Elbow strains
  • Infection of the elbow
  • Tendon tears -- biceps rupture

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