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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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I completed chemo in sept radiation in dec. For breast cancer now have deep bone pain in elbows & wrists, pain under right upper rib cage. Normal?

I completed chemo in sept radiation in dec. For breast cancer now have deep bone pain in elbows & wrists, pain under right upper rib cage.  Normal?

Potentially: You would certainly want to let your doctor know. But because many drugs used in chemotherapy affect rapidly dividing cells, it is not uncommon for many of them to be associated with some degree of bone pain. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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How to stop elbow pain?

How to stop elbow pain?

Stop playing tennis: Elbow pain would usually be caused by repetitive movements of the joint, causing tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon), hence the name, "tennis elbow." so reducing activities that exacerbate or cause pain should eliminate the problem. There are other causes of elbow pain that should be ruled out, if you cannot localize or discover a cause on examination. See your doctor to make sure! ...Read more

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Suddenonset elbow pain?

Suddenonset elbow pain?

RICE!: Rest, ice, compression (ace wrap), elevation. Also add an NSAID like ibuprofen. If the pain continues see a physician. ...Read more

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What do I do for elbow pain?

What do I do for elbow pain?

Rest and ice : Elbow pain can occur from a variety of different conditions. Initially try rest and ice. If the pain persists see your doctor to be evaluated. ...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 a good way to relieve elbow pain?

What is a good way to relieve elbow pain?

Depends on specifics: One would need to know more about the reason for your pain. The elbow is a tricky joint. If you recently injured the elbow you might have an undiagnosed radial head fracture as an example. If you have compression of your ulnar nerve that would lead to a whole different type of treatment. If you tore a biceps tendon that would have its own treatment options etc... ...Read more

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I'm having elbow pain what could cause this?

Depends: There are a lot of things that can cause elbow pain. The most common are tendinopathies such as medial or lateral epicondylitis. I would recommend you seek a physician who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to stop this elbow pain?

Is there anything I can do to stop this elbow pain?

Depends what it is: Seeing your doc will help to sort this out. But, it sound like you could have lateral epicondylitis. Hurts with gripping, grabbing, pulling. Sharp and/or dull pain at the lateral elbow. That radiates up into the arm and down into the forearm. Treat with ice, wrist brace and exercise but ultimately may need a cortisone injection. ...Read more

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I've been having elbow pain for 3 days help please?

Ice.: Ice your elbow for 20 minutes at a time and take an over the counter anti-inflammatory med. If you're no better in a week, see a non-surgical sports medicine specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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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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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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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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How often must I do stretches if muster and elbow pain?

How often must I do stretches if muster and elbow pain?

Daily and often: For elbow tendinitis, stretching is the best treatment. It is best to stretch every morning upon waking, when the tendons are the tightest. Then stretch again before every activity that involves the wrist, hands, and fingers. That way, there is less strain on the elbow during activity! ...Read more

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Any tips on what I should do about my elbow pain on a weekend?

Most likely you are: Active person, so when you do work outside or workout the muscles get fatigue. ...Read more

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I am experiencing elbow pain. The following also describes me: Can't straighten elbow. What should I do?

I am experiencing elbow pain. The following also describes me: Can't straighten elbow. What should I do?

May have impingement: If you have swelling redness or pain with that in the area you really should have it looked at to make sure it isn't an infection. Also, not being able to straighten it could signal either a bony problem or nerve problem and you should
Likely get an X-ray. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Elbow pain? I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when I extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Elbow pain?  I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when I extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Not the usual: Usually not unless it has been complicated by other problems.
The only I could explain this if you bone disease happen when you were younger and we see the sequence.
Unless you had recent injury to the elbow?
Go and have x-ray on the elbow and see.
Good holiday. ...Read more

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Elbow pain and pus?

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