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soreness and burning in left elbow

For several weeks, the joint in my left elbow has been sore to the touch and has a constant burning in it.  It has started to keep me awake at night, especially the burning.  What can be causing this?
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Hi,

What is your age? Since when have you noticed these symptoms? What work do you
do? Does it involve a lot of movement or rotation at the elbow joint or constant
pressure on the elbow for long hours? Is the swelling on the inside or outside
of your elbow joint? Do you remember  any history of trauma or injury to the
site?

This could be - tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, olecranon bursitis or synovial
cyst of the elbow joint.

'Tennis elbow is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful
and tender. It's a condition that is commonly associated with playing tennis,
though the injury can happen to almost anybody.
The condition is more formally known as lateral epicondylitis ("inflammation to
the outside elbow bone"), lateral epicondylosis, or simply lateral elbow pain.'
You could read more about this at the following link -
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00068
and
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tennis-elbow/DS00469
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_elbow

'Golfer's elbow — also known as medial epicondylitis — is similar to tennis
elbow. But it occurs on the inside — rather than the outside — of your elbow.'
You could read more about this at the following link -
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/golfers-elbow/DS00713

'Olecranon bursitis is inflammation of the bursa overlying the olecranon process
at the proximal aspect of the ulna. The bursa is located between the ulna and
the skin at the posterior tip of the elbow.'
You could read more about this at the following link -
http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/TOPIC91.HTM

It would be advisable to consult your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis and to
plan the further management.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us about how you are
doing.

Regards.
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