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Elbow Pain (Definition)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper ...Read more


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How to stop elbow pain?

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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Suddenonset elbow pain?

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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How often must I do stretches if muster and elbow pain?

How often must I do stretches if muster and elbow pain?

Daily and often: For elbow tendinitis, stretching is the best treatment. It is best to stretch every morning upon waking, when the tendons are the tightest. Then stretch again before every activity that involves the wrist, hands, and fingers. That way, there is less strain on the elbow during activity! ...Read more

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Any tips on what I should do about my elbow pain on a weekend?

Most likely you are: Active person, so when you do work out side or workout the muscles get fatigue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing elbow pain. The following also describes me: Can't straighten elbow. What should I do?

I am experiencing  elbow pain. The following also describes me: Can't straighten elbow. What should I do?

May have impingement: If you have swelling redness or pain with that in the area you really should have it looked at to make sure it isn't an infection. Also not being able to straighten it could signal either a bony problem or nerve problem and you should Likely get an X-ray. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Elbow pain? I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when i extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Elbow pain?  I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when i extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Not the usual: Usually not unless it has been complicated by other problems. The only i could explain this if you bone disease happen when you were younger and we see the sequence. Unless you had recent injury to the elbow? Go and have x-ray on the elbow and see. Good holiday. ...Read more

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What's the chance of having nursemaids elbow if I have elbow pain?

Almost 0%: Nursemaid's elbow is an injury to young kids where part of the elbow pops out of place. Adults can injure and/or dislocate their elbow with trauma but it's not nursemaid's elbow. ...Read more