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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
Daily
Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
Daily
Try physical therapy to help recovery
1 Hrs, Weekly for 14 days
Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
Daily
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I regularly lean on my elbow when watching. after days of leaning,a sharp pain in my upper arm rose(tricep area)(felt like nerve(maybe),its been 7mnth?

I regularly lean on my elbow when watching. after days of leaning,a sharp pain in my upper arm rose(tricep area)(felt like nerve(maybe),its been 7mnth?

The Human Lean-To: Yes it could be a nerve problem(neuropathy)from leaning. I'm surprised your back doesn't also hurt! Proper posture at the computer(or anywhere)is very important these days!So readjust the location of your screen so you can sit upright,knees hip height and arms horizontal.If not better in 3-4 weeks,see a doctor.And check this out: http://dailyinfographic.com/sitting-down-is-killing-you-infographic ...Read more

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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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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Use a Tennis Elbow strap
Daily
Take NSAIDS (e.g. Aleve)
2x day
Perform stretching exercises
10 Min, 4x day for 3 Weeks
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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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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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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Rest and avoid playing tennis until problem resolves
once
Take NSAID medication to reduce pain and swelling
Daily
Consider wearing a brace to alleviate the pain
Once
Do physical therapy to strengthen muscle of forearm
3x week
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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. 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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