Elbow Pain: Other Causes of Pain

Topic Overview

Occasionally a problem elsewhere in the body can cause pain in the arm or elbow. These may include:

  • A neck problem, such as a pinched nerve in the neck.
  • A shoulder problem, such as arthritis in the shoulder.
  • A wrist problem, such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • A heart problem, such as angina pectoris.
  • A tumour or bone cyst near the elbow or in the arm.

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Credits

Current as ofSeptember 23, 2018

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor, MD, MMEd, FRCPC - Emergency Medicine

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