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Calcium Deposit Elbow
Can you explain results of CT scan right elbow for loose bodies/calcium deposits. is arthroscopic surgery my only option?
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Have tendonitis of elbow, now elbow bone has become very enlarged and pointy and painful.Read somewhere its calcium buildup. what do for it, and elbow in general been already 4 months and still hurts?
You should be seen -: by your PCP so he can do a test for gout and also get an Xray, to confirm whats going on. The Tendonitis can be bothersome in some people, but they do getter better eventually. If pain meds like NSAIDs are used + therapy to stretch the tissues, a brace are not helping; then PRP shot maybe helpful. In a very small number of patients, surgery is an options after all other modalities are exhausted. ...Read more
I HAVE A CALCIUM BUILDUP IN MY ELBOW ACCORDING TO ORTHOPEDIC SPECIALIST. IS THERE A WAY TO GET THIS REMOVED WITHOUT MAJOR SURGERY?
The next question you should ask your Surgeon is Why did this happen, and what changes can you make in your activities to avoid recurrence in the future.
Chose surgery with your eyes wide open. If you are limited by the elbow, it can affect Shoulder, Nerve, Wrist and Hand.
A Physical Medicine physician can assist with non-surgical options for the big picture. ...Read more
When I try to do pushups, I feel a sharp pain in my elbows and shoulders like they are on the verge of breaking, is this a calcium deficiency?
I broke my ankle in December sprained the other two weeks later now I broke my elbow a free days ago. Does this mean I need to take calcium vitamins?
Osteoporosis?: You may need to get a DEXA scan to measure bone density. In general, this testing is recommended for women 65 and older along with younger postmenopausal women who have further risk factors for osteoporosis. After that your doctor can decide if you need calcium or vitamin D, etc. If you have more questions contact me on my Virtual Practice at www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more
I think I have a calcium deposit in one of my tendons of the left shoulder. I have constant pain on the left side of my upper arm can not lift my arm with out the pain getting worse. More painful at night when I go to bed. fix me please?
Pain : You need to see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Intense shoulder pain travelling down arm, had bloods taken, checking for diabetes and calcium? What could be causing the pain?
Neck or shoulder:
Pain radiating down the arm may be caused by nerve compression in the cervical spine (neck). This will often be a shooting , electric sensation to the wrist or fingers.
Pathology from the shoulder may also radiate down the arm, usually to the elbow, and is provoked by movement of the shoulder joint.
Mri or EMG studies would help to diagnose. ...Read more
I have extremely high calcium levels and I am getting tingling and numbness to my right arm constantly. Is this to be expected? Waiting for my next ap
No: No, but overactivity of parathormone gland needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
My friend who's 24, has been diagnosed with calcinosis, leaving big deposits on her elbows.What r the treatments other than anti inflammatory &surgery?
Pregnant sister feels pain on both arm. Is this just a tiredness or an indication of something more serious like deficiency of calcium maybe ?
Not sure.: Would need to know more about her pain in order to answer, but generally deficiency of calcium or any electrolyte for that matter would be very low on the list of concerns. This is likely musculoskeletal and related to the pregnancy ( abnormal posture and arm carry and potential effects of Progesterone on ligaments). ...Read more
Llow calcium, or hypocalcemia, can produce tingling (pins/needles), usually in the face/lips, hands and feet. It can also cause tetany (delayed but persisting spasm) especially of facial muscles but does not cause widespread muscle or joint pain.
More importantly, it can cause cardiac arrhythmia (which can kill you). ...Read more
Im a male, 46 years old. Why is it that vitamin d and calcium result into body hitching (arm, tommy and legs) after intake?
Should i postpone shoulder surgery for calcium. Current xrays.Mri done 1 yr ago. Pain down arm/numbness. Also cervical MRI 1year ago C7 herniated disc?
Get a 2nd opinion: If you are concerned, get a 2nd opinion. That question cannot be answered over the internet. ...Read more
Very severe pain in neck to left arm joint during movement upwards. Xray has loss of lordosis. Doc prescribed calcium & painkiler tabs. Pls help?
See Pain Doctor: I recommend making an appointment with a pain doctor. You could have an easily treatable condition. Check out paindoctor.Com for a doc near you. ...Read more
Any ideas? I'm a 37f with lump under arm, high calcium, muscle weakness, can't stay asleep. Wbc and RBC in normal range by 2 or 3. (Low)
Lump under arm: How hi was the calcium? Seek medical attention over the next 24 hours. High calcium can cause issues with muscle contraction and weakness and needs to be treated promptly. The lump may be a lymph node so there is always concern about breast/ lung cancer ( mammo,CXR) , lymphoma (CXR),melanoma, cat scratch fever ,brucellosis, sporotrichosis . Follow up with your doctor/urgent care tomorrow ...Read more
Pain in right side of body, frm ear, neck, arm, abdmen to butt and thigh.Scans & blood work show excess calcium in kidney & stones.Whats wrong with me?
Had tests in feb2014: stressecho,ecg,echo all normal; calcium score 0.5; chest xray normal. Bp130/80, nape pain and left arm tingling. Cardiac still?
Cardiac Enzymes?: With the tests done that you are reporting the only thing I'd like to know to really take your symptoms out of the territory of the heart would be cardiac enzymes and the results of a 12 lead EKG. If those 2 things are normal then, any ongoing symptoms of left arm sensations would be extremely unlikely to be related to cardiac ischemia...especially if it is ongoing, 24/7 as opposed to episodic. ...Read more
Other thanbreast cancer ? Causes minor pain upperl prt of breast, odd shaped lump w/ pain when touched w/ pain in larm as well? Jaw/collarbone arm &knee lymphs are swollentoo.Vitd low at 14, calcium 10
See your doctor: A work up will determine infection or a doctor can tell if you have lymph swelling. Often times patients see swelling that other people consider a normal variation and they obsess about their body. If your doctor sees this as an issue she will get a lymph node biopsy to rule out any malignant disorders. If you suffer anxiety it may be a side effect of the adderal. Get your thyroid treated. ...Read more
My mom has pain in her neck to arm joint from past 15 days.Xray says loss of lordosis. Please say treatment.Doc prescribed painkiller, calcium, a collar?
Treatment is ok:
Loss of lordosis in cervical spine (neck)usually due to muscle spasm. In addition to meds prescribed, heat, gentle range of motion exercises for neck and shoulders will help. If pain was preceded by trauma and doesn't
look for neck and shoulder range of motion exercises on the web.Resolve over the next week, needs further evaluation. ...Read more
Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read more