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Elbow Pain (Overview)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper arm to the forearm.


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What can cause elbow pain and finger stiffness?

What can cause elbow pain and finger stiffness?

???: That's like asking what type of animals inhabit the earth. Lots more details have to be provided to give an honest answer.
How old are you, have you had any trauma, were x-rays done, etc. (the list goes on). ...Read more

Elbow Pain (Overview)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper arm to the forearm.


Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Elbow pain (Tip)

Tennis elbow can occur by many ways. Hedge clipping tennis elbow is quite common in the spring! ...See more

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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
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Take anti-inflammatory medications to address your pain
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Try physical therapy to help with your recovery
Weekly
Take breaks when you use your elbows during activities
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How to treat elbow pain after breakage causing me intense angony recently.?

How to treat elbow pain after breakage causing me intense angony recently.?

Immobilization: Assuming that you have been treated by a medical professional, immobilization and ice are the best methods for treating the pain. If you have seen a physician I am assuming that you have pain medication as well. These three items are the most effective. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Elbow pain (Tip)

Tennis elbow is completely treatable. ...See more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use your pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How can a baseball player cure shoulder, elbow pain?

How can a baseball player cure shoulder, elbow pain?

Individual: That is a tough question. It very much needs to be individualized. Especially since the forces that we put through the shoulder and elbow are so huge that very small problems become massive problems. Please see your friendly neighborhood sports medicine specialist. In general, adequate stretching, strengthening, and rest, is required for a successful thrower. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my chronic elbow pain from old sports injury?

First need dx: First you must identlify the etiology of the pain whether it be
tendonitis, instability, osteoarthritis etc. Once the problem
causing the pain is identified it can be corrected or improved
with nsaids, ice, appropriate stretching and strengthening or
in more severe instances surgical correction. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Elbow pain (Tip)

Strengthen your forearms with a rubber or polyurethane hand gripper! Not the one shown! Avoid those! ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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How to stop elbow pain?

Stop playing tennis: Elbow pain would usually be caused by repetitive movements of the joint, causing tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon), hence the name, "tennis elbow." so reducing activities that exacerbate or cause pain should eliminate the problem. There are other causes of elbow pain that should be ruled out, if you cannot localize or discover a cause on examination. See your doctor to make sure! ...Read more

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Elbow pain (Tip)

Local ice and rest. Anti-inflammatories Know your own limits. ...See more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask an oncologist to refer you to a cancer pain specialist
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Ask a pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If you have pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If you have neuropathy, request a trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Suddenonset elbow pain?

RICE!: Rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), elevation. Also add an NSAID like ibuprofen. If the pain continues see a physician. ...Read more

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What do I do for elbow pain?

What do I do for elbow pain?

Rest and ice: elbow pain can occur from a variety of different conditions. Initially try rest and ice. If the pain persists see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bowman Dr. Bowman
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Elbow pain (Tip)

There is a specialty for pain management. ...See more

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Living with Ongoing Pain (Checklist)

Go to a physician who is trained to treat chronic pain
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Continue to look for more therapies that might be right for you
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Make sure to keep moving, as pain will only get worse
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Consider counseling for coping strategies
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What can I take for elbow pain?

What can I take for elbow pain?

Acetaminophen/NSAIDs: Well, that depends on the nature of your pain, i.e., trauma vs. Repetitive stress or overuse injury vs. osteoarthritis. For most MSKL injuries, acetaminophen and/or NSAIDs, alone or in combination, are sufficient to treat your pain. Physical therapy is also an excellent adjunct treatment. However, only an expert evaluation by a physician will allow for a proper diagnosis and plan of care. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for elbow pain?

What do you recommend for elbow pain?

Antiinflammatories: Depends on the cause, but typically meds to bring swelling and pain down are the treatments of choice. ...Read more

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Elbow pain (Tip)

Myth: pain killers are the cure for pain. ...See more

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Managing Back Pain (Checklist)

Lose weight
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Reduce stress by moving gracefully with tai chi, yoga, or dance
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Increase flexibility with gentle exercises and/or physical therapy
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Gradually increase muscle tone and strength to support your back
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What is a good way to relieve elbow pain?

What is a good way to relieve elbow pain?

Depends on specifics: One would need to know more about the reason for your pain. The elbow is a tricky joint. If you recently injured the elbow you might have an undiagnosed radial head fracture as an example. If you have compression of your ulnar nerve that would lead to a whole different type of treatment. If you tore a biceps tendon that would have it's own treatment options etc... ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Elbow pain (Tip)

Live with the pain instead of for the pain. ...See more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

See your doctor for an evaluation
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Have a pelvic exam
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Have an ultrasound
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I'm having elbow pain what could cause this?

Depends: There are a lot of things that can cause elbow pain. The most common are tendinopathies such as medial or lateral epicondylitis. I would recommend you seek a physician who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to stop this elbow pain?

Is there anything I can do to stop this elbow pain?

Depends what it is: Seeing your doc will help to sort this out. But, it sound like you could have lateral epicondylitis. Hurts with gripping, grabbing, pulling. Sharp and/or dull pain at the lateral elbow. That radiates up into the arm and down into the forearm. Treat with ice, wrist brace and exercise but ultimately may need a cortisone injection. ...Read more

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I've been having elbow pain for 3 days help please?

Ice.: Ice your elbow for 20 minutes at a time and take an over the counter anti-inflammatory med. If you're no better in a week, see a non surgical sports medicine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Elbow pain (Tip)

Living with back pain can be a pain in the back. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: elbow pain?

Elbow pain: Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper arm to the forearm. ...Read more

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Elbow pain (Tip)

Turmeric is great for joint pain! ...See more

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What to do if I have serious elbow pain while throwing?

What to do if I have serious elbow pain while throwing?

Stop throwing: And rest the elbow. Ice and otc advil (ibuprofen) or alieve and if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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Elbow pain after my side popped, should I be concerned?

Elbow pain after my side popped, should I be concerned?

Probably not: Hard to connect the dots on this one. Maybe just a coincidence. ...Read more

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Elbow pain (Tip)

Desensitization is a great way to lessen incisional pain. ...See more