Elbow pain can be very frustrating and can be irritated by simple things such things as opening a door, carrying a purse or briefcase, lifting an object, or working out.
The elbow is controlled by muscles from humerus above it and the forearm below it, requiring the examination of multiple structures for accurate diagnosis.
Overuse elbow injuries can alter the texture and quality of the muscles and cause tendons to weaken. If the activity exceeds the capacity of the muscle or tendon, inflammation and injury will occur. Sports with a high rate of elbow injuries are tennis, golf, pitching in baseball, and weight training.