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A 31-year-old male asked:

hi, i have a small swelling in the elbow crease of my left arm (inner elbow). when the palm of my hand is facing outwards, the swelling is just abov?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
The site you: describe is near the medial epicondyle of the upper arm bone/humerus. This is the origin of muscles/muscle attachments that flex and pronate/rotate the forearm. The tendons can become inflamed and painful and swell with overuse, typically racquet sports, golf and throwing. Rest, ice, compression, elevation remain the mainstay of treatment; non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (ibuprofen/naproxen) OK.

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