How does the elbow work?
The elbow is a hinge joint, which allows you to bend your arm. Parts of the bone that make up the joint are attached to the muscles which control your wrist and finger movement. Read more
What causes elbow pain?
Elbow pain can be caused by a simple strain, but it can also be the result of a number of different conditions. Read more
Should I see a doctor about my elbow pain?
You should see your doctor if you have an infection in your elbow joint, you think you’ve fractured your elbow, your pain doesn’t improve with simple painkillers or you have tingling, numbness or weakness in your arm or little finger. Read more
What can I do to help myself when I have elbow pain?
Adapting your movements, taking painkillers, applying ice or warmth, exercise or splints can help ease elbow pain. Read more
How are elbow problems diagnosed?
Most elbow problems can be diagnosed after a simple examination, although your doctor may occasionally suggest you have an x-ray or other tests. Read more
Specific elbow conditions
Specific causes of elbow pain can include repetitive strain injuries, compression/entrapment syndromes and distal biceps rupture. Read more
What treatments are there for elbow pain?
If simple self-help methods don't ease your elbow pain, your doctor may recommend physiotherapy, steroid injections or surgery. Read more
Research and new developments for elbow pain
Arthritis Research UK is currently funding a study that will hopefully lead to new treatments for elbow pain. Read more
Exercises to manage tennis elbow
Simple exercises to help ease the symptoms of tennis elbow and reduce the risk of future injury. Read more