Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Based on your answers, some of the most likely causes of your joint pain include
degenerative joint disease (also called osteoarthritis)
sprain or strain.
Infection and rheumatoid arthritis (or related conditions) are much less likely when there is no swelling.
The numbness and/or tingling raises the possibility of a nerve problem which is common since the ulnar nerve travels just under the skin around the inside of the elbow.
While over-the-counter pain medicines, 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.