Pain in your elbow can happen for a number of reasons, including sprains, pain from repetitive activities like golf or tennis, bursitis or arthritis.
- Sprains resulting from over stretched tissues can be painful but usually do not cause permanent damage.
- Pain from repetitive activity such as playing golf or tennis sometimes causes tennis elbow.
- Bursitis is a build-up of fluid in the elbow joint. It can usually be treated at home by icing your elbow and taking over the counter pain relief such as ibuprofen.
- Arthritis can cause swelling, pain and stiffness in your elbow joint.
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