Also called the hinge joint, the joint of the elbow allows you to twist and bend your arms. It is located where the humerus (the long bone) meets the bones in the forearm. At the end of your humerus, there are two bony parts- the lateral (outside of the arm) and the medial (inside) epicondyle. The strong elbow cords keep the joint in place while tendons attach bones to the muscles.
However, you may experience elbow pain in or around the joint due to overuse, inflamed, or strained soft tissues. Elbow pain may be caused by activities that require repetitive arm, wrist, or hand movements. Common conditions that may result in mild to severe elbow pain are: