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Elbow pain

Elbow pain: Introduction

Elbow pain: Pain or discomfort at the elbow. See detailed information below for a list of 41 causes of Elbow pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Elbow pain:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Elbow pain. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Elbow pain

Home Diagnostic Testing and Elbow pain

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Causes of Types of Elbow pain:

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Elbow pain: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Elbow pain, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Elbow pain Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Elbow pain

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Elbow pain may include:

  • Traumeel tablets
  • Chamomile supplement or cream
  • Arnica supplement or cream
  • Echinacea supplement or cream
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Stories from Users for Elbow pain

Real-life user stories relating to Elbow pain:

Message Boards for Elbow pain

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Elbow pain or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Elbow pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Elbow pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Note any swelling around the elbow e.g. olecranon bursitis will have soft swelling at the back of the elbow; other conditions that may cause nodular swelling of the elbow include rheumatoid arthritis, gout and rarely systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatic fever and sarcoidosis
    • Feel elbow for any tenderness e.g. medial epicondylitis (tennis elbow) will have tenderness over the inner side of the elbow, lateral epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) will have tenderness over the outer side of the elbow
    • Test range of movement of the elbow joint
    • Test resisted movements e.g. tennis elbow pain is usually worse with moving hand backward at the wrist against resistance; golfer's elbow pain is usually worse with moving hand forward at the wrist against resistance
    • Examine neck if suspect that the elbow pain may be referred from the neck
  • more tests...»

Elbow pain: Animations

Elbow pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Elbow pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Elbow pain

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Elbow pain. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Elbow pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Elbow pain

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Elbow pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Elbow pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Causes of Elbow pain listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Elbow pain as a symptom include:

Organs affected by Elbow pain:

The list of organs typically affected by Elbow pain may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Elbow pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Elbow pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Elbow pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Elbow pain. Of the 41 causes of Elbow pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 37 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Elbow pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Elbow pain' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Golfer's elbow ... elbow pain worse with wrist movement, elbow pain, elbow tenderness
  • Gout ... elbow pain





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Causes of Elbow pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Elbow pain based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Elbow pain?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Elbow pain, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Elbow pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Elbow pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Elbow symptoms (140 causes), Arm symptoms (1619 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Limb symptoms (3592 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Joint symptoms (1430 causes), Bone symptoms (2907 causes), Skeletal symptoms (4109 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Leg symptoms (2751 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Elbow pain:

    Elbow symptoms (140 causes), Stiff elbow (9 causes), Swollen elbow, Arm pain (133 causes), Wrist pain (45 causes), Trauma, Injury, Fracture, Dislocation, Ligament tear

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Elbow pain

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