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How can gout lead to elbow pain?

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This is actually a type of arthritis. Uric acid, normally a waste product to be sent out of your body, builds up as crystals in your tissues. If the buildup happens in your elbow, it can be very painful.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “Elbow Pain.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Understanding Elbow Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dislocated Elbow,” “Bursitis, “Tendinitis,” “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” “Stress Fractures,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “Osteochondritis Dissecans.”

National Health Service (U.K.): Arm or Elbow Pain.”

Ortho Info: “Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 18, 2020

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: “Elbow Pain.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Understanding Elbow Pain.”

Mayo Clinic: “Dislocated Elbow,” “Bursitis, “Tendinitis,” “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,” “Stress Fractures,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “Osteochondritis Dissecans.”

National Health Service (U.K.): Arm or Elbow Pain.”

Ortho Info: “Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on December 18, 2020

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