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Elbow Pain

The elbow is a "hinge" joint. It consists of 3 bones that all meet together, the humerus, the radius, and the ulna. The humerus is the long upper arm bone that extends between the shoulder and the elbow. The radius is one of the long forearm bones that extends between the elbow and wrist. When standing with your palm facing up, the radius is on the "thumb side" of the forearm. Last, the ulna is the other forearm bone between the elbow and the wrist, running alongside the radius. When standing with your palm facing up, the ulna is on the "pinky side" of the forearm.

The elbow allows us the functionality of being able to rotate our forearm. We can turn our palms facing up or turn or palm facing down, this is a motion that the elbow controls.

Since this is a joint, that allows for a lot of versatility in our lifestyle activities, participation in athletics and work-related functions , elbow pain is also an extremely common condition with a number of different causes for the problem.