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
rheumatoid arthritis (or a related condition, such as psoriatic arthritis or Reiter's syndrome)
gout (especially if you are male)
infection (less likely but always a possibility when pain is significant, especially if swelling is present).
While over-the-counter pain medicines, a brace, 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.