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Elbow Pain

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)

  • bursitis

  • 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.

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