Pain In The Elbow
Pain In The Elbow: Injury to any structure around elbow joint can cause elbow pain whether it is physical injury or chemical injury, elbow is flexible joint present at junction of arm and forearm it is surrounded by fibrous sheath called bursa, tendons which are string like ends of muscles, and ligaments which give support. Any person can have damage to these structures but sportsmen and labors are especially prone to injuries around elbow joint.
Common conditions which cause pain are bone fractures and joint dislocations, bursitis, tendonitis, compression of nerves and inflammation of any structures as well as muscle sprains and strains can cause pain and discomfort, only calcium and vitamin D deficiency can be the reason of pain without any structural defects. Pain can be referred from other sites.
Symptoms are pain associated with immobility of joint or difficulty in lifting or turning arms or handling objects, in case of fractures or dislocation there is obvious abnormality in normal anatomy or structure of joint. Best diagnostic approach is x ray of joint with nerve conduction tests or blood tests to detect any inflammatory process.
Elbow pain is managed by pain killers, adequate rest, often application of splints and elastic bandages are used to give support or relieve swelling. Severe cases require surgery to remove compression from nerves. Fractures and dislocations need special orthopedic treatment.
In this page, we are going to discuss about Pain In The Elbow and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment in Urdu and Roman Hindi for the people of Pakistan and India.