Problems elsewhere in the body that can cause pain in the elbow

Occasionally a problem elsewhere in the body can cause pain in the arm or elbow. These may include:

  • A neck problem such as a pinched nerve in the neck.
  • A shoulder problem such as arthritis in the shoulder.
  • A wrist problem such as carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • A heart problem such as angina pectoris.
  • A tumor or bone cyst near the elbow or in the arm.

Last Updated: February 19, 2009

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