Sharp pain in front of elbow. Area is about 3 inches long. Only grabbing obj and/or lifting cause the pain. Been happening several weeks. Cause?

DOMS. Delayed onset muscle soreness (doms) is a post-exercise muscle pain that may result from muscle overuse. Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec.: moist heat, relaxation and NSAID otc as needed.