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Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Lump on elbow: One thing that comes to mind is a bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa - a small fluid filled sack that lines some joints. The bursa can get inflamed due to trauma, overuse or infection. It's not always painful, but can present as a soft lump on the outside of the elbow. Standard treatment includes nsaids, ice, compression, avoidance of trauma and sometimes drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Arthritis (Definition)

Arthritis is progressive degeneration of one or more joints. Symptoms may include joint pain, swelling, decreased motion, and stiffness. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, which is associated first with articular cartilage breakdown with a component of inflammation, and rheumatoid arthritis, which is a systemic autoimmune disorder that affects joint linings first and secondarily ...Read more


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Have you done an elbow joint replacement? How long?

Have you done an elbow joint replacement? How long?

Yes 30 years: I perform ten to twelve elbow replacements or rereplacements per year. ...Read more

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What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

Normal anatomy: It's normal anatomy and physiology for this to happen, especially as we get older. Not to worry. ...Read more

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Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Brachioradial : It is possible that you have developed brachioradial pruritus which is itching/burning secondary to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Lowe
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Painful Joints (Definition)

That term is not really a specific diagnosis, but rather somewhat of a general term. The medical term is arthralgias, which implies pain in multiple joint possibly coming from a single cause. Don't hesitate to be seen and evaluated for ...Read more


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more