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It is also important to remember that another important aspect of elbow pain is that often it can be referred from somewhere else. The good news is that most of these issues are very treatable. The most common causes of referred pain in the elbow are trapped nerves in the neck or one of several shoulder conditions. Delicate nerves and blood vessels in the shoulder can also sometimes be compressed causing pain (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
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The olecranon is the pointed sharp prominent bone at the back of the elbow - the bit that you lean on typically. Bursae are structures that occur throughout the body and they are basically little sacks of fluid that typically occur between bony surfaces and overlying soft tissue (such as a tendon). The bursa behind the elbow can become inflamed and cause a condition called ‘olecranon bursitis’.
There are two bones in the forearm called the radius and the ulna. When you turn and rotate your hand over (pronation and supination) the smaller of the two bones, the radius, rotates around the stationary and heavier ulna bone. The radius can be dislocated by a sudden pull of the forearm; a typical case would be a small child who is lifted suddenly. This action would be likely to damage the small ligament that holds the secures the radius in position.
For tennis and Golfer's elbow we use gold standard Shockwave Therapy which is one of the most advanced non-surgical and non-invasive treatment available for a wide range of stubborn conditions that are difficult to treat using a conventional treatment approach (this includes tennis and golfer's elbow which can be very difficult to treat). Shockwave Therapy will preclude the need for steroid injections and invasive surgeries and enable rapid relief from your pain.