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Why do I get a sharp pain in my elbow when I lean on it?

Why do I get a sharp pain in my elbow when I lean on it?

Ulnar nerve: You are probably leaning on your ulnar nerve or funny bone. No need to stop doing this a you can damage the nerve. ...Read more

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My elbow has a sharp pain whenever i lean on it. What should I do?

My elbow has a sharp pain whenever i lean on it.  What should I do?

Ice.: Ice the elbow for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. If you're no better in a week, see an orthopedc elbow specialist. ...Read more

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Left elbow has a sharp pain that's lasted a week or so. Hurts to workout too feels pressurized.?

Left elbow has a sharp pain that's lasted a week or so. Hurts to workout too feels pressurized.?

Tendonitis?: It sounds like you may have a tendonitis secondary to exercise or activities if it persists, you should see an orthopedist. You may have a tendonitis problem, but you may have other problems with the joint such as neuritis, instability or internal joint degenerative changes. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my elbow has a sharp pain whenever i lean on it?

Could use your help docs! my elbow has a sharp pain whenever i lean on it?

It depends on cause: There could be more than one cause. Most often it is muscular pain which is likely to go away if you take a mild pain killer like tylenol (acetaminophen). If the elbow is swollen or pain is progressively getting worse, then you need to see your doctor for physical examination to find the cause and treat it accordingly. ...Read more

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When i flex/bend my elbow to limit, i feel a sharp pain right beneath the elbow.What could be the problem?

When i flex/bend my elbow to limit, i feel a sharp pain right beneath the elbow.What could be the problem?

Seek consultation: There are many potential causes for this type of elbow discomfort. Seeking consultation with a physician may yield important information on examination to help to determine the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I fractured my elbow 8 years ago and recently when i bench press in the gym i get a sharp pain is it connected or something else?

I fractured my elbow 8 years ago and recently when i bench press in the gym i get a sharp pain is it connected or something else?

Yes: Not sure if your weightlifting is new or not for you. If you had surgery you surely may have scar tissue that may give you pain. Of course, a tendonitis is not uncommon for normal previously uninjured elbows. If anti-inflamatories, ice, and rest don't resolve your symptoms, it might be appropriate to see your doctor for an exam and possibly an xray. ...Read more

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What causes a quick sharp pain in my elbow like an elastic band pinging when in mid press-up descent (but not during ascent)? How can I treat it?

What causes a quick sharp pain in my elbow like an elastic band pinging when in mid press-up descent (but not during ascent)? How can I treat it?

Get evaluated: Popping in the elbow can be attributed to a number of pathologies. First it could be within the joint and due to a cartilage irregularity, loose fragment, or it could be inflamed joint lining (plica). Another possibility could be instability of the elbow secondary to a torn ligament. The third possibility could be a snapping ulnar nerve which would also elicit numbness and tingling in the fingers. ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain in my elbow. It hurts whenever I straighten out my arm and then try to bend it after. Mostly around the top part of my elbow.

I'm having a sharp pain in my elbow. It hurts whenever I straighten out my arm and then try to bend it after. Mostly around the top part of my elbow.

Tennis elbow: History of repetitive recreational or occupational activity. Elbow pain during or following flexion and extension. Pain at the lateral aspect of the elbow. Try Rest, ice, NSAID, brace /strap. Avoid activities that exacerbate the pain. If no response to therapy after 6 weeks, Go to doctor. ...Read more

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