Elbow Pain

Elbow joint pain is one of the commonest presentation in out-patient department. The pain can be due to involvement of one or more components of the joint such as tendons, bones, bursae or nerves . Children commonly present as pulled elbow. Sports related injuries can present as lateral or medial tendinopathy. Lateral elbow pain is more common with prevalence of 1-3%.
ANATOMY: The elbow joint is a complex synovial joint which is made up of three bones namely Humerus, radius and ulna. The ligaments such as ulnar collateral ligament and medial collateral ligament. Muscles of arm and forearm and their tendons. And articulation of these bones . Injury to any one part of the joint usually affects other parts as well.


  • Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial epicondylitis(Golfers Elbow)
  • Bursitis
  • Elbow sprains
  • Bone fractures
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Dislocation


  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Physiotherpy
  • Intra-articular steroid injections
  • Immobilization
  • Braces
  • PRP injections
  • Surgery