Elbow Tendonitis

Elbow tendonitis (medically referred to as tendinitis) is an inflammation or irritation of your elbow tendon, the thick cord that attaches bone to muscle in your elbow joint. Often caused by repetitive elbow movements, elbow tendonitis results in pain in the tendon surrounding your elbow. Elbow pain may gradually build up or be sudden and severe.  

Nonsurgical treatment methods, such as physical therapy and injections, can decrease inflammation and pain, but if unsuccessful, surgery may be needed.