infection of the elbow may cause pain, redness,
swelling, warmth, fever, chills, pus, or swollen
lymph nodes in the armpit on that side of your body.
"Shooter's abscess" is an infection commonly seen in people who inject illegal
drugs into the veins of their arms.
Abuse of a child or
vulnerable adult may cause an elbow injury.
Treatment for an elbow injury may include
first aid measures; application of a brace, splint, or cast;
physical therapy; medicines; and in some cases,
surgery. Treatment depends on:
- The location, type, and severity of the
- How long ago the injury occurred.
- Your age,
health condition, and activities, such as work, sports, or hobbies.
Check your symptoms to decide if and when
you should see a doctor.