National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Elbow Injuries and Disorders is the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures is hurt or diseased, you have elbow problems.
Many things can make your elbow hurt. A common cause is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow is a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow.
References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)