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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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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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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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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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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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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 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?

Biceps tendinitis: Sounds like biceps tendinitis at the insertion on to the radius bone. Rest, ice, antiflammatories for a few days. Do all curls in a neutral position (hammer curls) avoiding supination until completely painfree. ...Read more

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