This information is provided for guidance only and cannot be used as a diagnosis of your condition. It is designed to help you get some clarity about your problem, so you can discuss it further with an expert and obtain an accurate diagnosis.
The movement allowed in the elbow joint allows the arm to be raised enabling the very essential task of putting food I the mouth. The rotation and flexing of the lower arm allows the use of tools.
The tendons around the elbow tend to become easily inflamed through overuse. Sports players, such as golf and tennis are particular examples, hence golfers’ and tennis elbow.
The upper arm has one bone, called the humerus and the lower arm has two, the radius and ulnar. The radius travels to the base of the thumb.