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I fell really hard on my elbow two months ago. I have pain and it is swollen. Also my elbow is lock I can not straighend my arm or bring it up to ches?

I fell really hard on my elbow two months ago. I have pain and it is swollen. Also my elbow is lock I can not straighend my arm or bring it up to ches?

Get eval: Most people with this will want to get it evaluated, possibly x-ray as well as exam. May need physical therapy. Symptoms like these deserve a full evaluation in person by your health care provider. ...Read more

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I hyperextended my elbow on January 1st of this year, and I'm still having severe pain when I lock my arm. How can I speed up the healing process?

See Ortho: I would get it check with orthopedic doctor. Some may have orthopedic urgent care, to evaluate, and recommend treatment. Like immolization, or physical therapy. Make sure it's not more serious. ...Read more

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Having elbow pain and can't straighten arms, help?

Having elbow pain and can't straighten arms, help?

Tennis elbow: It could be tennis elbow, which is a form of tendinitis, or it could be something else. You should see an orthopedic elbow specialist. ...Read more

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Is it serious for my arms to tingle from the elbow down?

Is it serious for my arms to tingle from the elbow down?

Maybe: Tingling in both arms could be a central proble m in the neck causing pressure on the nerves, like a deteriorating disc or spine. Also could pressure at the elbow area. ...Read more

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What does it mean if u have reddish bumps on back side of arms by elbows?

What does it mean if u have reddish bumps on back side of arms by elbows?

Maybe irritation: The reddish bumps could just be irritation from leaning or putting pressure on your elbows. This happens to me occasionally when I read and lean with my head against my hand with pressure on my elbow. You could also have a folliculitis or an abscess if more serious. If it doesn't go away in a few days, you can always see your medical provider to get it checked out, but likely nothing serious. ...Read more

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How come I have weird bumps on the back of my arms and both elbow itch like crazy help plz!?

How come I have weird bumps on the back of my arms and both elbow itch like crazy help plz!?

Needs to be checked: It can be eczema, allergic rash, contact dermatitis or something else. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zertec etc for itching and over the counter hydrocortisone1% if it is recent, if does not get better in2to3 days consult your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I get a pain in my arms and shoulders this time it is in my left side from my shoulder down to my elbow?

Orthopaedics consult: It sounds like you need a visit to your physician for a physical exam to diagnose the cause of your pain. There are several causes of musculoskeletal pain and your past medical history, activities and any injuries are part of making the correct diagnosis. If you are in Palo Alto head to Stanford to get a physical exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am a 46 yr old woman and have a hurting in the middle of my back also travels to front. Also arms hurt from shoulder down to elbows.

May be musculoskelet: It may be musculoskeletal but it is best to see doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My arms and elbows feel like they need to stretch. I stretch them and it still feels that way? EDIT: also very tired, if that has is relevant

My arms and elbows feel like they need to stretch. I stretch them and it still feels that way? EDIT: also very tired, if that has is relevant

Muscle tightness: Stretching exercises generally are a good idea. Muscles are kind of like springs in that tension can build up inside of them. If you are dehydrated this could aggravate muscle problems AND contribute to fatigue. Muscle stretches should be sustained (not a bouncing movement). Stretching in a hot shower or bath may help too as warm muscles stretch better than cold. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I some times feel stiffness in elbows & feel a little relaxed after stretching my arms, but this stiffness recurs after some time. Kindly advise.

Hmmm?: Is this stiffness caused by anything you do? I.E. Weightlifting or some type of physical labor? It could be early osteoarthritis or it could just be muscle stiffness. Keep stretching and try a short course of aleve (naproxen). Be well. ...Read more

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My arms are flushed & hot just below my shoulder and above my elbow and only on the outer part. What could be causing this? No flushing anywhere else.

Skin inflammation: A few things could cause this. If it's both arms (and therefore pretty symmetric), it could be due to some chapping/windburn or due to irritation from excess keratin (hyperkeratosis pilaris). If the skin is also hard to the touch, go to your doctor for further evaluation, as there's a remote possibility you may have cellulitis. Try gentle exfoliation and a lotion. ...Read more

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I recently started crossfit workouts this morning both of my arms were in extreme pain and my left was worse around the elbow. Is this life threatenin?

Unlikely: You might be experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) which often occurs after bouts of intense weight-bearing exercise. There have been cases of patients actually damaging muscles (rhabdomyolysis) after crossfit-style workouts, which actually can be dangerous and cause kidney damage. Perhaps try a different form of resistance training. ...Read more

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Sharp elbow pain in both arms. I do daily workout?

Tendonitis: You more than likely have tendonitis if both elbows are hurting. In your daily workouts try to avoid (for a couple of weeks) weights that involve holding free or universal wts. Try to avoid using a "power grip". Work out your legs for awhile and do some cardio. Let your elbows rest and try an anti inflammatory (ibuprofen) medicine. If u don't improve after a few weeks see your pcp. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have cyst inside both arms in the fold of where my elbows are?

I have cyst inside both arms in the fold of where my elbows are?

Get them removed by: A surgeon if they're getting bigger. Usually they are benign. Could be sebaceous cyst, lipoma/ fatty tumor etc. Go see your primary dr first. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of swelling in arms from shoulder to elbow?

What could be the cause of swelling in arms from shoulder to elbow?

Difficult answer: See your pcp for starters. This is a vague finding. It may represent a myriad of causes ranging from neurogenic causes, circulation problems, injury, inflammation/rheumatologic etc. ...Read more

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I have small patches of goose bumps on my arms and elbow are. They do not itch but are annoying to look at. What can it be?

I have small patches of goose bumps on my arms and elbow are. They do not itch but are annoying to look at. What can it be?

Keratosis pilaris: A genetic condition related to dry skin, worse in winter. No cure. Lubricating creams and salicylic acid creams make it less like sand paper. ...Read more

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Had an nerve test and emg done on both arms. Nerve on inside of left elbow would not responde to the stimulation. What does that mean and causes?

Pinched nerve: The nerve on the inside of the elbow (ulnar nerve) can get pinched in the elbow as it goes thru a bony groove in that area. Depending on what symptoms were present prior to the test treatment will vary. Severe cases require surgical decompression. Discuss these results with your physician. ...Read more

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Why do I have notciable bumps on my elbow after I came from the beach? What I did there is just put beach water on my arms and rubed sand on arm. Rinse

Why do I have notciable bumps on my elbow after I came from the beach? What I did there is just put beach water on my arms and rubed sand on arm. Rinse

Likely irritation: Your skin likely has a topical reaction to the exposure; possibly, rubbing sand irritated your skin. Try topical Hydrocortisone cream 1% 2-3 times a day for a few days.
If there is redness and swelling, there might have been an exposure triggering an allergic reaction. In this case, try benedryl 50mg every 6 hr for 1-2 days.
If it continues or is problematic, call your md. ...Read more

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What is a rash on both arms where the elbow bends?

Atopic Dermatitis: If you are talking about the inside of the arms, opposite of the elbows, then atopic dermatitis. ...Read more

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How are you suppose to rest your arms if you have tennis elbow?

You are not: You should be instructed in an exercise program for this issue. Wearing a tennis elbow band may help. Local cortisone injections may also help although a recent article suggest a tennis elbow is more likely to recur after injection than it is without an injection. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a sharp pain in both arms between shoulder and elbow?

What is the cause of a sharp pain in both arms between shoulder and elbow?

Cervical disc: A central bulging disc can put pressure on the nerve to both arms giving you your findings. You need to see a spine surgeon. ...Read more

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Have you heard of shock wave therapy for golfers elbow? Does it work? I have golfers elbow in both arms

Have you heard of shock wave therapy for golfers elbow? Does it work? I have golfers elbow in both arms

Controversial and $: Some scattered reports it works, but most insurance companies won't pay for it b/c of no consistently proven benefit. Also the treatment can hurt like @@@@! ...Read more