Elbow arthritis can be very painful when bending and straightening the arms. The main type of elbow arthritis is rheumatoid arthritis, however, osteoarthritis and other injuries can also result in elbow pain.
Rheumatoid elbow arthritis is an illness in the joint linings or synovia in the elbow. Basically, the joint spaces narrow down as the lining of the joint swells. This can bring damage to the bones and soft tissues of the elbows. Most of the time, rheumatoid elbow arthritis affects both elbows as well as other body joints like the hands, wrists, shoulders and knees. Continue reading