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Elbow Pain

Based on your answers, common causes of your joint pain include

  • spondyloarthropathy (such as psoriatic arthritis or Reiter's syndrome)

  • bursitis

  • an injury

  • gout (especially if you are male)

  • infection, including Lyme disease (less likely but always a possibility when pain and swelling are prominent)

  • a combination of these.

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.

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