Get a better padded mat, work on a better elbow position, Better hand position, Better glove, more practice and you'll get somewhat use to it. Problem is the nerve in the elbow. Affects some folks worse than others. Maybe those of us it bothers most can find a good doctor to remove it. I believe NRA rules allow an elbow pad. I've found that they do help, but thin ones worth wearing are hard to find. Look for a Bunga pad. Its a gell pad held on with a thin sleeve. Work great.