Arm Pain can present as Elbow pain. The pain in the elbow can be referred from other areas and radiate to be experienced by the patient as arm pain.
Your physiotherapist will examine you thoroughly to detect the true source of the arm pain and then actively treat the underlying cause.
TENNIS ELBOW , GOLFER'S ELBOW
These are common causes of elbow pain. They are caused by overuse and/or overload of the muscles of the forearm. It occurs most commonly between the ages of 40-60 years. It occurs in tennis players mainly on the outer edge of the elbow but also occurs in many other situations -for example Golfer's elbow - on the inner edge of the elbow, carpenters, violinists, housewives.
Pain usually occurs at the elbow. It can occur at rest and at night. There is pain in the elbow with movements - especially grasping movements or turning movements like turning on a tap. The pain can radiate down the forearm.
Physiotherapy can help this condition with accurate diagnosis, advice, stretching and strengthening exercises, ultrasound.