How does osteoarthritis affect the elbows?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Medicine
Osteoarthritis in the elbows can cause pain and inflammation when cartilage, or the protective slippery cushion of tissue that lines your joints, becomes damaged and unable to do its job. Although less common than knee or hip arthritis, elbow arthritis can be very painful.

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