How Elbow Joint Pain
Can Be Avoided With
Increased Fitness...

› [Elbow Joint Pain]
Illustrated here, a painful irritated tendon.

 Elbow pain can come from sport, different types of work in industry, or accident…

Reading and researching will give you the clearest idea of what is happening with your elbow; here are some additional links to help you:

First though, let’s address your pain – go to the treatment page for what you can do for yourself at home now...

Then return to this page to read up on your specific symptoms so you can take further measures to keep your elbow joints healthy and pain free… 

The Importance Of
Elbow fitness…

In order to avoid serious elbow pain from degeneration, you will need to keep in mind that a healthy elbow joint will depend on a combination of muscular strength and balance from the muscles around the shoulder blades (rhomboids), shoulders (deltoids) and down the upper arm (biceps and triceps) and into the forearm (extensors and flexors)…

Stretching the affected area, after the pain is gone, is a good way to rehabilitate your joint...

But strength building in the gym, after your joint has healed is a good way to keep the joint strong and the surrounding muscles even...

Before you do strengthening in the gym however, it is important that you understand what you did that caused the pain so you can make the needed adjustments in your work or sport...

So scroll down on this page to find your injury and then go to the provided link for more detailed information...

So just to re-cap:

  • Healing with Rest, Ice, Compression (using sports tape) and Elevation...
  • Light resistance workouts to re-balance all of the muscle groups. A personal trainer may be a good option to help you do this...
  • Making needed  adjustments to sporting equipment or your work area....
Resistance exercise and weight training should only be undertaken after pain is resolved.

If these muscle groups are not strengthened and balanced with each other, there is a good chance that repetitive striking and/ or twisting movement will damage the elbow in the form of tendinitis or tendinosis...

This could eventually lead to a degenerative condition with chronic elbow joint pain if not looked after correctly...


Tennis Elbow
(Lateral Epicondylitis)...

  •  Common in people who play racket sports of any kind…
  •  The area of pain will be on the outside portion of the elbow…
  •  Pain will radiate from the elbow down the forearm and over the top of the hand due to shredding, or small tears in the tendon…
  •  Go to the Tennis Elbow page for more information on exercises and changes you may think about making in order to avoid re-curing pain and injury…


Golfers Elbow
(Medial Epicondylitis)...

  • Common in those who play golf, hence the name…
  • The area of pain is on the inside of the elbow…
  • Tendon strain or tearing is involved…
  • Please go to the Golfers Elbow page for specific information and suggestions to avoid recurring symptoms…


Elbow Tendonitis Can Also
Occur If You Work
In Particular Jobs...

  • Baseball player or cricketer; especially pitchers or bowlers…
  • Gardener…
  • Carpenter…
  • Painter…

Anyone who performs repetitive twisting or bending movements of the elbow such as…

  •  Plumbers… 
  •  Construction workers…
  •  Chefs…

When workers are forced to work in tight spaces where there is not sufficient room to move comfortably while performing a repetitive task- this constitutes a health risk…
‘Duty of care’ governs that management should note this in a work station risk assessment…

  •  Assembly line workers…
  •  Computer users… 
  •  Butchers...

Carpal tunnel syndrome is also a risk within these professions…
But before you decide you have carpal tunnel, please examine how you are sleeping…
Some people have this habit of sleeping on their stomach with their hands tucked underneath them, and this could be causing your wrist and hand pain…

Elbow Joint Pain 
Caused By Bursitis...

The Olecranon Bursa is a pad on the tip of the elbow...

This bursa is a pad filled with synovial fluid that sits on the bony process of the elbow. It serves as protection to both bone tissue and your skin...

A direct traumatic hit, or repeated leaning on the elbows can cause irritation and even injury...

It is often called students elbow; carpet layers and plumbers also come up with this condition due to the constant stress they put on their elbows...

What I will caution you about is infection; this is when the situation can become serious...


Please go to the Bursitis page for more information…

Arthritis In
The Elbow...

Elbow joint pain can sometimes be from an arthritis condition…
Arthritis in the elbow can develop over time when the joint can no longer heal due to recurrent and ongoing damage…
It can also develop due to a rheumatoid condition, or infectious arthritis…
Please see  arthritis in the elbow page for more detailed information on this condition…

Natural Pain
Relief...

Over the counter as well as prescribed pain relief medications are fast acting and potent, but what happens if you need to take them to manage your pain over a period of years, or for the rest of your life...?

You may wish to do some research and look into some natural pain relief remedies that will not have the toxic effects on your internal organs that most pain medications do after a lengthy period of time...

I have provided some basic information regarding supplementation that provides natural pain relief to help get you started - just click on the link below...

Natural Pain Relief

› [Elbow Joint Pain]

Disclaimer – This is information on joint pain. I teach, but I do not diagnose, prescibe or treat people who contact me. You are responsible for your condition using your own best judgement combined with what you have learned. Just a heads up - bodies carry unusual differences from time to time, in saying that, you could be one of those rare and unusual beings; if you are in doubt, please contact a physician in your area, so you can rule it out.

Move Freely and Knowledgeably and Be Well!

Dr. Jo

P.S...    “Greater certainty of your condition alone can be a powerful form of pain relief.”