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 problem
rheumatoid arthritis (or a related condition)
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.