Elbow osteoarthritis

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Elbow joint osteoarthritis is a condition causing pain and stiffness in the affected elbow.

Osteoarthritis is the name given to age-related arthritis which causes the affected joint to become painful and stiff. The process of osteoarthritis involves wearing or thinning of the smooth cartilage on the joint surfaces as well as stiffening/ tightening of the soft tissue surrounding the joint. These aspects combine to produce swelling, inflammation and pain. Previous joint injury may be an underlying cause.