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Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...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
Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read more
Depends: It depends on which side of your elbow and where the pain might be. If you are suffering pain right over the point of your elbow when you lean on it, it could be skin irritation to a bursitis. If you get it on the inside or outside (medial or lateral) aspects, then it is more likely tendon issues. I hope this helps a little and best of luck! ...Read more
Elbow: That depends on what is wrong with your elbow and you have given no information here to even remotely begin to answer this question. Elbow issues are usually not difficult to diagnose or treat usually. Would be glad to suggest option if you would provide more information in order to help you. ...Read more
An x-ray: The best way to diagnose a fracture a bone or joint is my getting an x-ray. This coupled with an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon will establish the diagnosis and determine the treatment plan. ...Read more
The short answer is no -- unless you were born with them dislocated, and are having no problems -- then no treatment would be necessary.
However if, it isn't such a situation, then it is extremely unlikely that it will improve on its own. ...Read more
How did you pinch it? If pressure from laying on it, = time, anti-inflammatory like aleve, (naproxen) soak in epsom salts. Trauma, same as above but maybe with stronger antinflam. Like prednisone.
Overuse, stop that activity, (like tennis, golfing, hammering), and add tx. Mentioned above. Might need a ace wrap for protection and compression.
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