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I have recently strained a tendon in my left arm just above my elbow joint this caused a lump ultrasounds revealed no problems and i have had physio as well now my arm has a burning sensation on my forearm between my wrist and elbow it feels really hot bu

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Dr. Stacey Jaff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 27 years experience
Possibly a ganglion.: Ganglion cysts are swellings of the linings of the sheaths around the nerves or tendons, arising usually after some form of trauma (which might just be a sharp yank or twist). They can get bigger and smaller as they fill and empty with fluid as part of the inflammatory response. The pain comes from the space they take up. They are seen with mri. If not this, have the nerves evaluated w/ emg.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Nerve irritation: Sounds like tennis elbow. Oftentimes the inflammation can cause swelling that affects adjacent nerves at the elbow. Try ibuprofen.

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