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After going to the gym my elbow aches and hurts if lifting anything.I have rested for four weeks but has not gone away. Any suggestions to help?

After going to the gym my elbow aches and hurts if lifting anything.I have rested for four weeks but has not gone away. Any suggestions to help?

Anti inflammatories: Its probably overuse inflammation. In addition to rest try anti inflammatory meds such as alleve or advil (ibuprofen). Of course ice it also. If the pain is in the center of the elbow its probably biceps tendinitis, but if it's on either side it could be tennis elbow or folders elbow. If pain persists see your sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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The inside of my elbow aches randomly, what should I do?

The inside of my elbow aches randomly, what should I do?

Inside of elbow: Avoid flexing your wrist too much (flexing is bending wrist's palm foward). Many timesyou flex wrist when carrying a bucket, grocery bags, a brief case. Pain on the inside of elbow is know as "golfer's elbow" . Try using a velcro band on the forearm just below elbow when lifting or using your arms. ...Read more

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I have an elbow ache and suspect a tennis elbow as it is consecutive to intensive sport activities. How can I verify this and cure it. ?

I have an elbow ache and suspect a tennis elbow as it is consecutive to intensive sport activities. How can I verify this and cure it. 
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Get an exam: The best way to verify and get the most accurate diagnosis is to get the area examined by a trained health care provider. Once diagnosed, the treatment specific for said diagnosis will follow. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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I've been swimming 5 days a week for two months. My right elbow aches for a short period about once a day. Is this carpel tunnel? What can I do?

I've been swimming 5 days a week for two months. My right elbow  aches for a short period about once a day. Is this carpel tunnel? What can I do?

EPICONDYLITIS LIKELY: This is not a symptom of carpal tunnel. Your lateral elbow tendon attachments for the forearm muscles may be inflammed. A simple check up by your doctor can determine the cause. ...Read more

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Left arm has mild pain, off and on for days,my elbow aches, shoulder will hurt then stop. I'm 40 type 1 diabetic for two years now. Good Lipid panel ?

And question?: is not entirely clear. I assume it isn't about lipids (unlikely related to pain) and IS about pain. without an exam, I can only give general information, and, muscle/joint aetiology is easy w. exam. Staying mobile very important. And.. nerve injury/pinch/irritation/neuropathy goes in the path of the nerve neck-->shoulder-->elbow-->hand. would NOT hurt to touch and more shooting type pain. ...Read more

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Random on/off chest/back/rib/elbow aches for last several weeks. Now getting abdominal aches (feels muscular). Orange diarrhea then yellow diarrhea?

Random on/off chest/back/rib/elbow aches for last several weeks. Now getting abdominal aches (feels muscular). Orange diarrhea then yellow diarrhea?

Merits evaluation: The quickest way to an answer would be a visit to ones doctor for a careful history, physical exam and routine tests to find the cause(s) of these symptoms. Although it seems there is underlying inflammation, one needs to identify something more specific. ...Read more

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At night when i sleep. Both of my elbows start aching something fierce enough yo wake me up. Feels like they're expanding. Whet could this be?

Multiple: If it is only your elbows, than it would make sense that it is an overuse injury involving both upper extremities. Something like using a jackhammer, saw, pushups, or even leaning on your elbows while playing video games! can also be early presentation of carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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Sometimes my left shoulder hurts then it will stop and my elbow will ache. It doesn't hurt when you stretch it out or move it or touch it. They never?

Sometimes my left shoulder hurts then it will stop and my elbow will ache. It doesn't hurt when you stretch it out or move it or touch it.  They never?

Shoulder pain: This could be a neck spine nerve impingement, or it could be a sprain or torn ligament. If pain coming on when exercising, we might have to rule out heart disease, you need to be seen by a doc. ...Read more

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