Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Based on your answers, common causes of your joint pain include
ulnar neuropathy (an irritation of the ulnar nerve near the elbow) or other nerve disorder
elbow arthritis such as psoriatic arthritis or Reiter's syndrome
gout (especially among men your age)
infection (less likely but always a possibility when pain is significant, especially if swelling is present).
While over-the-counter pain medicines, a splint, rest and ice may be helpful, it is important that you see a physician to evaluate these symptoms. Continue below to learn more about these and other causes of elbow pain.