The causes of elbow pain are diverse. However, elbow pain is usually caused by overuse. You can also experience elbow pain from a one-time injury like a fractured or dislocated elbow. Acute injuries can happen if you play sports or if you trip and fall. Microtrauma or elbow overuse injuries can occur if you use your joint the same way repeatedly, which causes inflamed tendons and irritated muscles. Some autoimmune disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can also cause elbow pain. Regardless of the cause, you should not ignore elbow pain. The sooner you address your elbow pain, the better your prognosis will be.
Most of the time, you can treat elbow pain at home with rest and activity modification. However, if the condition becomes chronic, the orthopedic specialists at Ross Center for Orthopedics can evaluate your pain and create a treatment plan to help you feel better.