A huge part of recovering from any musculoskeletal injury is understanding your pain, how it happened and what the recovery looks like.

Read on to learn more about your elbow pain.

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Elbow pain

What should I do when I get elbow pain?

Elbow pain often improves by itself over several days or weeks.

 

But here are also some things you could do to support and speed up your recovery.

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What should I avoid if I have pain?

There are certain things you should avoid when you have elbow pain. 

Don't worry if you've already been doing some of the activities on the left. But it is probably best to stop now!

About your elbow

The elbow is a hinge joint that allows the bending and extending of your forearm. It is surrounded by ligaments, muscles and tendons, which help make the movements happen.

 

Learn more about the structure of the elbow in this 10-minute video.

Causes of elbow pain

VIDA is not a diagnostic tool.

 You can't be sure what injury you have without seeing a qualified musculoskeletal health professional.

However, you can learn about some common elbow pain below. 

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Sprain and strain

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Tennis elbow

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Golfer's elbow

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Arthritis

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Bursitis