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A 34-year-old male asked:

Getting a sharp pain in my elbow when i bench press my doc said it's golfers elbow, a physio said it's a nerve who do i belive. thanks?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Pain and nerves: They are both right! pain is transmitted by nerves. Tendons, ligaments, muscles and organs trigger the pain. Painful nerves, when they are the cause of the pain, send the pain shooting somewhere else, whether an inch from your elbow, or all the way to your hand, or up your arm. The most common cause of pain in that area is tennis elbow.

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