Elbow pain may be caused by a variety of conditions and illnesses. Below are some of the most common:
Tennis Elbow: Tennis elbow is a form of tendonitis that occurs as a result of an inflammation of the tendons and forearm muscles that are attached to the outside part of the elbow. The condition arises from the repeated contraction of the forearm muscles which causes tiny tears in the tendons. The elbow may be tender to the touch and pain may radiate down your forearm and wrist from activities that cause stress to the tendon, such as gripping of lifting.
Golfers Elbow: Pain from Golfers Elbow is generally on the inside of the forearm, rather than the outside as it affects the tendons on the inside of your elbow. Despite its name, anyone may be affected by this condition. Repetitive motion, in which you are constantly bending and straightening your elbow, can offset the pain.
Bursitis: Bursitis is the irritation and swelling of the bursae, the small fluid filled pads which cushion your bones, tendons and muscles. It is common in the elbow and shoulder, although it can occur anywhere in the body.