Pain in the elbow
Encyclopedia Symptoms / / May 09, 2016
Alternative names: elbow pain.
Causes pain in the elbow
Ulnar or knee pain can be caused by various problems.A common cause in adults - tendonitis, or otherwise, tendinosis (an inflammation of the injury, and degeneration of the tendon soft tissue, to which are attached the bone muscle).
People who play racquet sports are likely injured the tendon on the outside of the elbow.This condition is commonly called "tennis elbow", as is more likely that the players in tennis can damage the tendons on the inside of the elbow.
Other common causes of tendinitis - gardening, playing baseball, using a screwdriver or a disproportionate burden on the wrist and hand.
Young children usually can develop elbow pain when someone (for example, a teacher in kindergarten) pulls him by the arm.Bones quickly stretched ligaments and slide between them, they are as it were "trapped" when the child's hand is released, and the bones are trying to put in place.Children tend to be quietly refuse to use arms, but often t
Other common causes of pain in the elbow:
- bursitis - inflammation of the mucous-filled bags or pillows under the skin, preferably in the field of joint fluid;
- Arthritis - narrowing of the joint space and loss of cartilage in the elbow joint;
- elbow infection, etc.
Treatment and care
try to move the elbow and gently increase range of motion.If it's hurting you, or you can not move the elbow, consult a doctor.
patient should contact their doctor if:
- his long case of tendinitis, which is not improved by home care;
- pain associated with the immediate trauma of the elbow;
- there is an obvious deformity;
- the patient can not move the elbow, can not move them;
- patient - a fever (high temperature), or swelling and redness of the elbow;
- elbow is immobilized;
- pain in the elbow has a child.
doctor or nurse will examine the patient and thoroughly check his elbow.Your doctor will ask him questions about his medical history and symptoms - such as these:
- whether both elbows are affected by pain;
- Does the pain shift from the elbow to other joints;
- whether the pain in the elbow outer bone;
- whether the pain started suddenly and severely, harshly;
- whether the pain started slowly and gently, and then increased, or something was different;
- Do pass the pain on their own;
- whether the pain started after an injury;
- which strengthens and what weakens elbow pain in a patient.
Treatment depends on the cause, but may include:
- corticosteroids (steroids, medical drugs);
- surgery (in extreme cases).