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Osteoarthritis is often associated with aging, and is the normal degenerative changes experienced within a joint. Pain and stiffness are often seen over a period of several weeks or months and does not present as quickly or suddenly as tennis or golfers’ elbow might.
Osteoarthritis can affect any joint within the body; however, it is not as common in the elbows as it is in knees or hips for example. Although people who have previously injured, had trauma to or surgery to their elbows in the past are more likely to develop osteoarthritis in later life.
Osteoarthritis may cause stiffness and pain, difficulty straightening or bending your arm fully, swelling and sharp pains deep within the joint itself.
For some general exercises and more advice on osteoarthritis please click here.