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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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Dr. James Chapman
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Bursitis (Definition)

Bursitis is an inflammation of a bursa. A bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...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?

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

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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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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Experiencing elbow crepitus when extending and get locking for 2 months. Have elbow pain and tendonitis. MRI w/o contrast normal. Get better on own?

Experiencing elbow crepitus when extending and get locking for 2 months. Have elbow pain and tendonitis. MRI w/o contrast normal. Get better on own?

Maybe: They say time heals all wounds. It is possible however that some of the symptoms will improve, and others will not. As long as there's no serious damage that requires physical therapy or surgery, it should be fine to proceed with activity as tolerated after a short period of rest. Ask you doctor if it is appropriate to get physical therapy. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Getting forearm and elbow pain. Get a sharp pain when my elbow pops and arm locks in place at time when bending. 1 month long. Is it forearm or elbow?

Getting forearm and elbow pain. Get a sharp pain when my elbow pops and arm locks in place at time when bending. 1 month long. Is it forearm or elbow?

Loose body?: Locking of the elbow could be caused by a small free floating piece of bone which can form in a joint much like a piece of sand forms a pearl in an oyster. You should go to a orthopedic surgeon to have some x-rays and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Will an epidural steroid injection improve elbow pain that I get when I workout.?

Will an epidural steroid injection improve elbow pain that I get when I workout.?

Likely no: Most elbow pain is from issues in the elbow. Unless your pain is coming from your neck (unlikely if just elbow pain) an esi will not help. You may need an injection in the elbow. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of my chronic elbow pain from old sports injury?

What do I do to get rid of my chronic elbow pain from old sports injury?

First need dx: First you must identlify the etiology of the pain whether it be tendonitis, instability, osteoarthritis etc. Once the problem causing the pain is identified it can be corrected or improved with nsaids, ice, appropriate stretching and strengthening or in more severe instances surgical correction. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Elbow Pain (Definition)

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