Elbow pain encompasses all issues that may affect the elbow joint. The cause most often causes pain in this area is tendinitis, or inflammation of the tendons. In this sense, the players tend to injure the tendons on the outside of the elbow, a condition called epicondylitis or tennis elbow. That injury also suffer the people who make repeated movements, especially of rotation of the forearm or wrist extension. Other causes of elbow pain may be bursitis, arthritis, muscle strain or infection. The painful elbow can also occur as a result of a problem in the spine. Therefore, treatment depends on the cause and type of injury.