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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 do I prevent my elbow pain in throwing baseball?

It depends: In a younger person, this could little league elbow and backdown of the elbow joint that can lead to long term elbow problems. If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. If it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause bad elbow pain while throwing a baseball?

Many causes: You could have arthritis in your elbow, a torn tendon or a torn ligament. You need to see a specialist in Orthopedics. ...Read more

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Having elbow pain throwing in baseball. Which ligaments are usually the problem?

Having elbow pain throwing in baseball. Which ligaments are usually the problem?

MCL: The throwing motion places the medial ulnar collateral ligament under significant strain. The ligament may stretch over time, leading to medial elbow pain. Sometimes, it may tear away from the bone acutely. If this occurs in a thrower, surgery maybe necessary to reconstruct the incompetent ligament. It is commonly referred to as "tommy john surgery". ...Read more

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I am having severe elbow pain while throwing a baseball. It came out of nowhere. What do I do?

Rest, NSAIDs: The standard orthopedic answer is to rest from throwing for a minimum of 3 weeks, try taking a NSAID (Ibuprofen for example). Start back into a'reentry' throwing program where u slowly increase the distance and pace of your throwing over a 2-3 wk. Period. If your pain recurs see an orthopedic surgeon w/ subspecialty training in sports medicine. Best of Luck! ...Read more

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I have been experiencing bad elbow pain that happened in my baseball game?

It depends: In a younger person, this could little league elbow and break down of the elbow joint that can lead to long term elbow problems. If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. If it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can a baseball player cure shoulder, elbow pain?

How can a baseball player cure shoulder, elbow pain?

Individual: That is a tough question. It very much needs to be individualized. Especially since the forces that we put through the shoulder and elbow are so huge that very small problems become massive problems. Please see your friendly neighborhood sports medicine specialist. In general, adequate stretching, strengthening, and rest, is required for a successful thrower. ...Read more

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How come I get elbow pain when playing baseball?

How come I get elbow pain when playing baseball?

Muscle strain: You probably have strained or created micro tearing of muscles around your elbow. ...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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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 the definition or description of: elbow pain?

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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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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Elbow pain and pus?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Shoulder and elbow pain?

Shoulder and elbow pain?

Many possibilities: Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by a lot of things. The pain could be coming from local problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis. The pain can also be referred from the neck due to a pinched nerve. Finally, although less likely, it could be due to an inflammatory condition. ...Read more

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Elbow pain when gripping?

Tennis elbow: The most common cause of elbow pain when gripping comes from lateral epicondytis or tennis elbow. The pain is on the outside part of the elbow right over the prominent bone than can be easily felt there. Usually goes away on its own but can also take several weeks or even months. Simple stretching can help sometimes an injection can help with the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do about golf elbow pain?

What can I do about golf elbow pain?

Analyze your swing: Have someone who knows what they are doing analyze your swing with the various clubs. Usually you can figure out where in your swing you are putting stress on your elbow and then you can figure a way to adjust your swing. ...Read more

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What is the reason for sudden sharp elbow pain?

Many reasons: One of them you could rupture muscle (biceps, triceps) or you could have cervical disc hernia which could cause that. Check it out good luck. ...Read more

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Can children get bursitis? My son has elbow pain.

Can children get bursitis? My son has elbow pain.

Yes: Children have bursas too, albiet small ones, but traua to a bursa can cause inflammation and pain. Bursas usually overly joints which they try to protect due to the exposure of those bones or joints to easy injury, usually blunt trauma. Dr.J. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to get elbow pain when extending arm?

Could it be healthy to get elbow pain when extending arm?

No.: You should not get elbow pain with extending the arm. You may have a form of tendinitis, such as a "tennis elbow". See a non-surgical sports medicine physician, for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do about elbow pain due to a deployed side air bag?

What should I do about elbow pain due to a deployed side air bag?

Need exam to assess: You likly only sustained soft tissue trauma or a bruise from the force dissipated onto your elbow when the air bag deployed. A thorough examination, possible x-rays, and even an MRI may be used to figure out exactly what was injured. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal to get elbow pain when extending arm?

No: Pain in the elbow can represent anything from joint problems (i.E arthritis) to ligament/tendon problems or instability or infection or nerve impingement, etc. If symptoms are persistent/disabling i'd recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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Severe left elbow pain in non dominant arm and arm seems heavy why?

Seek help ASAP: Truely severe pain (pain not controlled by over the counter meds and pain which you can not rest or sit still with) might be infection, fracture, gout, rheumatoid arthritis. Waiting can cause permanent damage. Seek help asap. ...Read more

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I am unable to fully extend arm, sometimes elbow pain too. Please help?

I am unable to fully extend arm, sometimes elbow pain too. Please help?

See md: From your history pain and the inability to fully extend your elbow for a period of time suggests bone spurs in the back of the elbow and/ or loose bodies (olecranon fossa). This is esp. Common in pitchers and other overhead athletes (in college and professional pitchers it is termed valgus extension overload-veos).If it is transient and u are not a ' thrower' u may have synovitis... Seeors. ...Read more

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How to treat elbow pain after breakage causing me intense angony recently.?

Immobilization: Assuming that you have been treated by a medical professional, immobilization and ice are the best methods for treating the pain. If you have seen a physician I am assuming that you have pain medication as well. These three items are the most effective. ...Read more

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I have elbow pain that is traveling up & down my arm. What could be causing it?

I have elbow pain that is traveling up & down my arm. What could be causing it?

Usually ulna nerve: Elbow pain can come from many sources. It depends on what part of your elbow hurts. However, the most common elbow pain in your age group will be ulna nerve neuritis.
To determine the exact reason I would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of elbow problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have inner elbow pain and I want to make sure it's nothing serious. When should I get an x-ray?

Right know: To be sure nothing serious, visit your doctor and have him check out and take an x-ray. ...Read more

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Is elbow pain a growing pain? I'm 17 and I feel tingling that almost feels like someone is poking inside.

Is elbow pain a growing pain? I'm 17 and I feel tingling that almost feels like someone is poking inside.

Probably not: Growing pains are more often in younger children and tend to be in muscles not in joints such as the elbow. You probably have a tendonitis or bursitis. Try some ice and ibuprofen and if symptoms persist see a doctor, ...Read more

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I got instant rt elbow pain for day and vanished immediately next day without medicine what is the reason?

I got instant rt elbow pain for day and vanished immediately next day without medicine what is the reason?

??: Unfortunately not enough information to provide you with an informed answer. The good news is that the pain did not last and so not likely something to be concerned about unless it becomes a recurring problem. Muscle, tendon, bone, nerve are all possible sources of pain around the elbow. Character of pain, location of pain, and any associated features can help distinguish which is most likely. ...Read more