Elbow pain is a common complaint that can affect your ability to use your hands, as well as your entire arm. The elbow is a hinged joint that connects the bones of the upper arm (humerus) to the two smaller bones of the forearm (radius and ulna). Muscles and ligaments attached to these bones help the arm flex, extend and turn. Because we use our arms for so many things, elbow pain - like shoulder pain - can slow us down and make simple activities such as brushing our hair or closing the car door agonizing to accomplish.

Common causes of elbow pain include lateral epicondylitis ("tennis elbow"), bursitis, arthritis and tendinitis.

Texas Health Resources has experts including physicians on the medical staff who can effectively diagnose the source of elbow pain and provide you with a range of treatment options. Texas Health has elbow specialists on the medical staff who can perform advanced surgeries, as well as make recommendations about other treatments. Many Texas Health hospitals offer rehabilitation services with advanced equipment and experienced therapists. Plus, you can try these tips for keeping your elbows healthy and pain free.

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