Are You Experiencing
Elbow Joint Pain?
Elbow joint pain can come from a number of different anatomical sources. When your elbow hurts use of your arm is limited. Learn more about the potential causes of your elbow pain and what you can do to get yourself on the road to recovery.
The elbow is comprised of the humerus above and the radius and ulna below. Muscles and tendons that help to bend and extend the elbow, rotate the forearm, and flex and extend the wrist and fingers all cross the elbow joint. Ligaments on both the inside and outside of the elbow help to provide stability to the joint. Bursa help to cushion and protect bony prominences. Nerves including the ulnar, radial, and median all pass through the elbow. All these structures can be sources of elbow pain.
It is important to mention that pain in the region of the elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand may not be caused by local tissues. Pain that radiates and is not specific can be caused from issues related to the neck. Often these symptoms occur without the presence of neck pain. When symptoms are less specific or are unable to be reproduced by specific movements or activities, realize the source of the pain can be neck and nerve related. If you suspect that this may be the case, consult your doctor for evaluation.
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