It sounds although you have a tendonitis
of the elbow joint. If the pain is over the bony prominence on the inside of the elbow then this is called golfers elbow. If the pain is over the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow then this is termed tennis elbow
. Rest, ice and anti-inflammatory medication can often help with the symptoms. Physiotherapists can employ modalities such as ultrasound
therapy which can help, as well as stretching exercises. Braces can be purchased which put some pressure over the area and help with the pain. Local anaesthetic
injections can be useful in resistant cases. Occasionally patients are offered surgery to release the inflamed tendon.