The elbow is both a hinge and pivot joint that allows a person to
bend, extend, and rotate the arm. It connects the end of the upper arm bone
(distal humerus) to the bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) with ligaments,
tendons, and muscles. See a picture of the
The two bones of the forearm (radius and ulna) fit into the ends of
the upper arm bone like a hinge, forming the elbow joint. The upper arm bone
(distal humerus) flares out to form the medial and lateral epicondyles. Some of
the forearm muscles attach to the upper arm bone.
Nerve pain can be a symptom of many different conditions, including cancer,
HIV, diabetes, and shingles. For some, nerve pain is frustrating. For many
others, nerve pain is devastating and life-changing.
Whether it feels like burning, pinpricks, or sudden shocks of electricity,
nerve pain can disrupt your life at home and at work. It can limit your ability
to get around. Over time, it can grind you down. Studies show that people with
nerve pain have higher rates of sleep problems, anxiety,...