What are the common medications for elbow pain?
The commonly prescribed medications for elbow pain, which is a result of arthritis, tendonitis, and bursitis, are NSAIDs, otherwise known as Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory pain medications. To treat the inflammation, in certain cases, a cortisone injection might also be given. For example, to alleviate the pain and swelling, cortisone is injected into the biceps tendon. For bursitis, the injection is given into the olecranon bursa if it hasn’t got better in three to six weeks with treatments, such as resting, avoiding pressure in the elbow region, cold pack, and NSAIDs.