Doctor insights on:
90 Degree Elbow
Prolonged elbow problem: tensing my arm at a 90 degree angles hurts. A pain on the inside an inch away from the boney bit. No pain from touching?
Outer elbow leading to forearm has a sharp pain when extending from 90 degree position on push-ups. What could be causing this?
Fell three weeks ago landed on my arm, it was swollen a couple days and a little black and blue, arm still hurt arm does not hurt if at 90 degree angle but when I extend arm or bring in less than 90 degree angle arm hurt at front crease part of elbow
You: You could try simple measures such as over-the-counter medication, like Ibuprofen or aleve; however, it seems to me that it might be worth your while to seek additional input from your primary care physician. Three weeks is a rather lengthy time to have persistent loss of motion of the elbow. ...Read more
My elbow pops when I do push-ups or any exercise that requires me to bend my arm 80 degrees or more. What could this be? (only my left elbow)
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
My elbows pop whenever I extend them past 90 degrees, but there is no pain unless I am max lifting. How worried should I be? Going to boot camp soon
No: Popping is a benign condition, consider stretching. ...Read more
Does position of elbow in the shoulder immobilizer after complete rc tear repair surgery always 90 degrees or dependent on what was done in rc repair?
Yes at about 90 deg-:
Rees, as that is most easily the comfortable position in use by majority of us. One can get to bend ; extend easily from there, as one exercises to get full rom back once advised by your surgeon, after healing is completed.
Do what you are advised! ...Read more
What could be wrong with my arm? Female, 33. No injury to arm. Tight, burning sensation in left bicep. Feels better when elbow is bent 90 degrees. Also, aching pain in front of shoulder when playing the flute. Symptoms came out of nowhere and it has been
Biceps tendinitis, may have symptoms of burning pain at the front of the shoulder, tightness I the biceps muscle (depending upon forearm rotation and elbow position)
there are several causes and associated problems but overhead activity usually exacerbates this.
If symptoms persist talk to your pcp regarding an evaluation and anti inflammatories or see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Holding a light weight in my left hand, holding out in front of me and rotating my wrist right. Once I get 180 degrees it hurts. On and off elbow pai?
Tendonitis: Your symptoms sound like tendonitis - are you exercisin, playing golf or tennis, or doing other strenuous activity that could cause strain on your elbow? ...Read more
I have pain in both arms (from below shoulder to right before elbow) for 6 month. I can't straighten my arms, goes max to 135 degrees. Please advise.?
See your MD: Bilateral pain and loss of normal range of motion lasting 6 months indicates this to be a progressive condition affecting the shoulder joints. Detailed history, examination, imaging studies and some blood tests can determine the nature of the pain after which therapeutic decisions can be made. ...Read more
My mom has 3rd degree burns from her neck down. And has ulcers on her back and elbows. She going on vaca and wants to swim, what suit can she wear?
Don't rely on the: ..Health Tap app or a search engine for an answer to this question. She needs to ask her treating physician. That said, I strongly advise against swimming & wearing a wet bathing suit when there are open wounds. Also I strongly advise patients to avoid sunbathing when there are open wounds (burns especially) b/c of the possible further damage. Sorry! Dr. Anne. ...Read more
My husband is 64, had a lowgrade fever of 100 degrees f, and extreme fatigue. His right elbow is red, hot, and swollen.
Seek care: The elbow is a complicated part of the body, and infections can spread to the joint, the bones, or the bursa. He needs to be evaluated to see if he needs antibiotics, cultures, or other management. I hope he feels better soon. ...Read more
2nd maybe 3rd degree burn from water its from my elbow around the top to where my arm bends should I wrap it or not my blister got popped?
Elbow flexion stuck at 110 degrees 12 weeks post arthroscopic surgery. Procedure removed bone spur loose bodies. What to do?
My brother has 2nd-3rd degree burns from lighting fire burned his leg &a elbow bad. I got silver solution anything else closer to silver sulfadiazine?
ER / Urgent Care: Can't be managed on your own, your description warrants medical attention, good luck ...Read more
My daughter got a second degree burn on a large portion of her hand from elbow to wrist. Its been two weeks and she still bandages it and uses Silverdene. How long will it take to heal?
My wife felt dizzy and fell first time while carrying Teapot n burned her elbow n thigh first degree n brused elbow. She has GI Endoscopy in 3 days. Is her falling Going to effect Procedure. Should dr know and why? Thanks.
Ouch! Poor woman: I feel for your wife and am glad she seems to have a caring husband. It's not likely that her fall will impact the test results - but it is very good to let the Dr (s) know of this recent event. Everything about our body is valuable data to help make accurate decisions. Knowing this ahead might help them prepare to keep her safe too. Also tell of all medications she uses. Best! ...Read more
My 5 yr old has 2nd degree burn going from his hand to his elbow, when I change the bandage there is greenish brown pus and his hand is ill swollen?
See a Doctor at once: The fact that the second degree burn is draining profusely, especially greenish drainage) and the hand is very swollen is indicative of an infection which has to be treated immediately with antibiotics. Also the burn wound has to be debrided removing all of the dead tissues. You must consult your physician immediately. ...Read more
I have a 2nd degree burn on r forearm, at elbow from cooking. Green dead skin rubbing off and now pain in bicep muscle. Possible infection?
Sore shoulder blade. Had ultrasound and xray. Was normal. ROM is 45 degrees. Numbness from shoulder to elbow and pins and needles from elbow to hand.
TOS?: 21 yo female with past patellofemoral surgery has shoulder pain, limited ROM & arm parasthesias. Thoracic Outlet Syndrome due to brachial plexus impingement seems likely & Osteopath should be consulted. No injury noted so that peri-shoulder muscle spasm might be etiologic. History & age raise concern for Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. See comments: ...Read more
Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...Read more
Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read more
Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read more