A member asked:

Will tennis elbow cause pain on the upper part of the forearm & also behind the elbow? i got a lidocaine injection, @first i was worse but felt better

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Robert Killian answered

Specializes in General Practice

Steroid Injections: That is how steroid injections work. The 24 to 48 hours after an injection can hurt worse then it did prior to the injection. But, then the anti-inflammatory nature of the steroid works and the pain diminishes. Normal.

Answered 8/15/2013



Yes: You probably received steroids in addition to the lidocaine. The steroids decreased the inflammation and resulted in an improvement of your pain.

Answered 10/28/2013



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