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pain in my elbow when I lift something

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Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are a number of possible causes, I would not hesitate to be seen. One of the more common causes is known as lateral epicondylitis which can cau ... Read More
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A 67-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Koppel
27 years experience Podiatry
RICE!: Rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), elevation. Also add an NSAID like ibuprofen. If the pain continues see a physician.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Cohen
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Stop playing tennis: Elbow pain would usually be caused by repetitive movements of the joint, causing tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon), hence the name, "tennis elbo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Greenwald
44 years experience Podiatry
Ice it : Ice the elbow three times a day and take OTC motrin 200mg three times a day
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
NSAID: The vast majority of problems associated with elbow pain can be helped with and NSAID.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Raffoul
Specializes in General Practice
Acetaminophen/NSAIDs: Well, that depends on the nature of your pain, i.e., trauma vs. repetitive stress or overuse injury vs. osteoarthritis. For most MSKL injuries, acetam ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Antiinflammatories: Depends on the cause, but typically meds to bring swelling and pain down are the treatments of choice.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Determine cause: Is it a sports injury? Excessive exercise? Trauma? Once the cause is determined, then an appropriate treatment can be recommended. Please see a local ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gluck
38 years experience Hand Surgery
Depends on specifics: One would need to know more about the reason for your pain. The elbow is a tricky joint. If you recently injured the elbow you might have an undiagnos ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Most likely you: Bursitis (olecranon bursitis) use elbow pad which have foam rubber in it it will cushion the elbow.
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