Elbow pain can be caused by overuse or traumatic injury.
Pain at the side of the elbow is most often caused by epicondylitis and tendonitis such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. Initial treatment includes medications, injections, bracing and therapy. If symptoms persist or continue to recur, surgical repair is warranted.
Numbness and tingling in the forearm and hand can develop when the ulnar nerve or “funny bone” becomes pinched at the elbow. That is called cubital tunnel syndrome. In severe cases, the nerve requires surgical decompression to relieve the symptoms.