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A 32-year-old member asked:

Could it be healthy to get elbow pain when extending arm?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
No.: You should not get elbow pain with extending the arm. You may have a form of tendinitis, such as a "tennis elbow". See a non-surgical sports medicine physician, for proper evaluation and treatment.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Please advise if it's normal to get elbow pain when extending arm?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
No: Pain in the elbow can represent anything from joint problems (i.E arthritis) to ligament/tendon problems or instability or infection or nerve impingement, etc. If symptoms are persistent/disabling i'd recommend seeing a physician.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I am unable to fully extend arm, sometimes elbow pain too. Please help?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
See md: From your history pain and the inability to fully extend your elbow for a period of time suggests bone spurs in the back of the elbow and/ or loose bodies( olecranon fossa). This is esp. Common in pitchers and other overhead athletes(in college and professional pitchers it is termed valgus extension overload-veos).If it is transient and u are not a ' thrower' u may have synovitis... Seeors.

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