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My elbow carrying angle is around 20.How can I reduce it?I have a medical examination in a month.

My elbow carrying angle is around 20.How can I reduce it?I have a medical examination in a month.

Elbow carrying angle: is the angle made by the arm and forearm where they meet with the elbow. An angle of 20 degrees is more common in women, and typically is a values angle meaning the hand is out from the body with the hands down at the side and the palms facing forward and this is normal for some. If you are referring to an angle where the elbow sticks out, then that is often from an old fracture and correction OK ...Read more

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What causes your elbow to lock up when carrying something an you have to pop it ?

What causes your elbow to lock up when carrying something an you have to pop it ?

This can be caused : by a loose fragment from an old injury. It gets caught in the joint, & your moving it about causes it to get out of the way. See an orthopedic surgeon & have it evaluated. Sometimes a loose fragment is made up of only cartilage, & will not be seen on x-rays, & a CT scan with some contrast needs to be done. Also an MRI can visualize them. ...Read more

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Left Shoulder, elbow, wrist pain/discomfort after carrying heavy bags or walking dog ? Hurts starting in shoulder blade. Uncomfortable.

Left Shoulder, elbow, wrist pain/discomfort after carrying heavy bags or walking dog ?
Hurts starting in shoulder blade. Uncomfortable.

Myofascial : This sounds like you may be experiencing a myofascial trigger point; this irritation of muscle groups can even mimic nerve root type pain. The shoulder girdle area is a common site for these types of regional muscle fiber strains. If your dog takes you for the walk (with lots of tugging) then a few trips to dog training school may help to change unruly tugging. A lighter, fashionista bag ? ...Read more

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My elbow hurts i can move my arm up , down & circle but at elbow bone hurts & week to carry even light thing .What that mean & what I have to do ?

My elbow hurts i can move my arm up , down & circle but at elbow bone hurts & week to carry even light  thing .What that mean & what I have to do ?

See md: Your history of full rom but pain w/ lifting objects suggests the most common dx. Made w/ elbow pain: tendinitis.( specifically lateral epicondylitis or ' tennis elbow'). Try taking a NSAID for a week , avoid power grip activities w/ this extremity for a couple of weeks and see if it doesn't improve. If not, get a referral to an ors . Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have elbow tendonitus, if I try to lift something it bothers me. Can it be certain angles irritates it more?

I have elbow tendonitus, if I try to lift something it bothers me. Can it be certain angles irritates it  more?

Tennis elbow: Usually lifting up a suitcase or twisting a screwdriver and other such activities cause pain. You can go to a drug store or Walmart and get a tennis elbow strap to put pressure on the outside of the elbow where the pain is and take motrin 800 mg 3x/'day for the pain. It is called lateral epicondylitis. it will take several weeks to calm down ...Read more

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Fell off bike. Elbow scraped and arm has an angle to it?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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Fell three weeks ago landed on my arm, it was swollen a couple days and a little black and blue, arm still hurt arm does not hurt if at 90 degree angle but when i extend arm or bring in less than 90 degree angle arm hurt at front crease part of elbow

You : You could try simple measures such as over-the-counter medication, like Ibuprofen or aleve; however, it seems to me that it might be worth your while to seek additional input from your primary care physician. Three weeks is a rather lengthy time to have persistent loss of motion of the elbow. ...Read more

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