Elbow pain can be from where the tendons attach to the bones (Tennis or Golfers Elbow). Hand and wrist movements may hurt your elbow. Gripping a key, pen, club or paintbrush may aggravate your elbow pain.
Elbow pain can be from the joint surfaces (Arthritis) or from an inflamed bursa (Bursitis). If you fracture or dislocate your elbow you may have your arm in a plaster cast for some time. This can lead to elbow stiffness and pain, shoulder stiffness, pain and weakness and sometimes wrist pain and stiffness.
The elbow joint is made up of three bones. The elbow bends and straightens and rotates your forearm and it is connected to your shoulder, wrist and hand by muscles. The nerve supply to the elbow comes from the neck. All these areas can contribute to your elbow pain.
At Susan Quin Physiotherapy, I examine your elbow and all other possible sources of elbow pain to understand why your elbow hurts.