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Acute Sharp Pain When Leaning On Elbow
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
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
Sharp pain in front of elbow. Area is about 3 inches long. Only grabbing obj and/or lifting cause the pain. Been happening several weeks. Cause?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been experiencing intermittent sharp pain in left elbow area. This arm also feels generally weaker than usual. Been happening for a few days...
Elbow pain: The discomfort could be caused by tendonitis. Look for a tender spot or pain on certain motions of your elbow. Apply cold alternating with heat and, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve should help. Try applying a liniment like bengay. See your physician as needed. ...Read more
I did barbell curls and for about 2 1/2 weeks I'm having very sharp pain in my lower right for arm closer to elbow. I hurts when lifting and at random?
I keep having a intermittent slight sharp pain in my inner left arm above the inner elbow. What is it?
Diagnosing...: ...muscle & joint problems require more information than you're able to provide here. This includes: how long the problem's been going on, what makes it better or worse, what activities you do that may stress the elbow area and, of course, a physical exam. Sometimes X-rays are helpful. If it's really bothering you and/or for a long time, I recommend you seek medical care. Best wishes! ...Read more
Outer elbow leading to forearm has a sharp pain when extending from 90 degree position on push-ups. What could be causing this?
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
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
I am having pain in my elbow, can you tell me what it is? Last night it started when I had extend my arm outwards and a sharp pain went through my elbow, then today I did the same thing and it still hurts. One of my friends wrapped it up but it didn't wor
It: It is difficult to give you a solid answer without history and exam. You have not indicated your age, and the activity that created the problem. Since there is no trauma the most common problem for pain on the outside of the elbow would be a tennis elbow or lateral epicondilitis. If this is the area of pain try icing, over the counter analgesics, and resting. A simple test is to try to lift something with your palm up vs your palm down. If lifting with your palm down causes pain and this is not tender lifting with your palm up the problem is the epicondylitis. If you have any bruising or pain on the front part of the elbow another possibility would be an avulsion of the biceps. If that is the case seek care asap as it would need a surgical repair. This opinion is no substitute for a medical encouter. Consult your doctor for a full assessment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
27/female sharp pain in my inside elbow when bending or moving my arm. What is this? Tapped nerve?
Hurts so bad to bend my thumb when I do sharp pain goes from my thumb to my elbow area. Why is this?
Tenosynovitis: Inflamation of tendon to a joint, if any skin redness or recent pin prick like damage can be bacterial infection, see a dr. Use pain meds like excedrin, aleve/ibuprofen to decresse inflamation, use a slint till better, over use with torque like motion or even thumb use on ipad can do it, if not better see a hand surgeon best, next orthopedic. ...Read more
Was benching (exercise for chest), my left elbow gives me a sharp pain. No swelling or discoloration what can it be?
Sharp pain in left inside upper arm halfway between shoulder and elbow that comes and goes. Pinpointed in same location each time.?
Arm pain: This discomfort may be due to an irritable nerve or muscle in the upper arm, but could also be caused, though less likely, by nerve impingement from a spur or bulging disc in the area of a neck vertebra. If symptoms become more troublesome, see your physician or a neurologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Getting a sharp pain in my elbow when I bench press my doc said it's golfers elbow, a physio said it's a nerve who do I belive. Thanks?
Pain and nerves: They are both right! Pain is transmitted by nerves. Tendons, ligaments, muscles and organs trigger the pain. Painful nerves, when they are the cause of the pain, send the pain shooting somewhere else, whether an inch from your elbow, or all the way to your hand, or up your arm. The most common cause of pain in that area is tennis elbow. ...Read more
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