Why does the bone on the outside of my elbow hurt?
The bump on the outer side of the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle. Lateral epicondylitis is a condition that causes pain and tenderness at the prominence on the outer part of the elbow. The condition occurs as a result of overusing the forearm muscles that straighten and raise the hand and wrist.
How do you treat outer elbow pain?
Your doctor may recommend the following self-care measures:
- Rest. Avoid activities that aggravate your elbow pain.
- Pain relievers. Try over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or naproxen (Aleve).
- Ice. Apply ice or a cold pack for 15 minutes three to four times a day.
What does bursitis in the elbow feel like?
Symptoms of elbow bursitis include: Swelling around your elbow. Pain, including when you move your elbow. Discoloration and warmth (if the bursitis is caused by an infection).
What does tendonitis in the elbow feel like?
The main symptom of elbow tendonitis is pain (sometimes a burning pain) and tenderness on the outside of the elbow. Stiffness and pain in the elbow in the morning or at night are also common and are worse when trying to use the hand or arm.
How can you tell the difference between tennis elbow and golfers elbow?
Tennis elbow causes pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, while the discomfort that comes with golfer’s elbow occurs on the inside of the elbow and down the arm. Golfer’s elbow can also include numbness or tingling in the fingers.
What is Popeye elbow?
Olecranon bursitis is a type of bursitis that affects the back of the elbow. This is sometimes called Popeye elbow because the bump that develops looks like the cartoon character Popeye’s elbow. Injury, overuse, or prolonged pressure on your elbow can cause this form of bursitis.