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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 wife felt dizzy and fell first time while carrying Teapot n burned her elbow n thigh first degree n brused elbow. She has GI Endoscopy in 3 days. Is her falling Going to effect Procedure. Should dr know and why? Thanks.

My wife felt dizzy and fell first time while carrying Teapot n burned her elbow n thigh first degree n brused elbow. She has GI Endoscopy in 3 days. Is her falling Going to effect Procedure. Should dr know and why? Thanks.

Ouch! Poor woman: I feel for your wife and am glad she seems to have a caring husband. It's not likely that her fall will impact the test results - but it is very good to let the Dr (s) know of this recent event. Everything about our body is valuable data to help make accurate decisions. Knowing this ahead might help them prepare to keep her safe too. Also tell of all medications she uses. Best! ...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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Fell off bike. Elbow scraped and arm has an angle to it?

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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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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Prolonged elbow problem: tensing my arm at a 90 degree angles hurts. A pain on the inside an inch away from the boney bit. No pain from touching?

Prolonged elbow problem: tensing my arm at a 90 degree angles hurts. A pain on the inside an inch away from the boney bit. No pain from touching?

Need exam: A proper evaluation will help to determine the cause and develop a treatment plan. Ask about the need for imaging. An orthopedic surgeon would be the best place to start. Hope this helps! ...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

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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I have arm pain in both arms almost every day. I get sharp pains depending on the angle/weight I put on them. The pain shoots from my shoulder to elbow?

I have arm pain in both arms almost every day. I get sharp pains depending on the angle/weight I put on them. The pain shoots from my shoulder to elbow?

Radiating pain: Down b oth arms requires an extensive examination and evaluation of your cervical spine as well as testing for underlying medical conditions such as diabetes. ...Read more

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How long to wait before seeing doctor for elbow pain? Elbow hurts when arm is extended and when fully bent. Does not hurt when at a 90degree angle. Trying rest, ice, compression. Taking Tylenol for pain. Been hurting for 7 days.

How long to wait before seeing doctor for elbow pain? Elbow hurts when arm is extended and when fully bent. Does not hurt when at a 90degree angle. Trying rest, ice, compression. Taking Tylenol for pain. Been hurting for 7 days.

RICE: You should get a physical exam, preferably from an orthopaedic surgeon, to examine your elbow bones ligaments tendons and joint space. I would also elevate the elbow and use NSAIDs such as naproxen instead of Tylenol for their anti inflammatory capability. Don't worry you'll be fine. Stay calm and see ortho ...Read more

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Stung between thumb and fore finger. Swelling is excessive. Running nearly to elbow. Cannot move wrist or any fingers. How long before dangerous bee?

Stung between thumb and fore finger. Swelling is excessive. Running nearly to elbow. Cannot move wrist or any fingers. How long before dangerous bee?

Suggest see MD now: I suggest you seek medical attention right away. This does not sound like only a simple bee sting reaction ...Read more

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Lumpy rash. Bruising. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Achy legs. Headache. Burning sensation. Tingly feet. Shoulder, neck, elbow, angle, wrist pain. Cause?

Lumpy rash. Bruising. Muscle pain. Joint pain. Achy legs. Headache. Burning sensation. Tingly feet. Shoulder, neck, elbow, angle, wrist pain. Cause?

Go to hospital: Bruising is a sign of blood clotting problems which can occur during severe infection. Headache with tingling and neck pain is worrisome for meningitis. You need to be evaluated asap. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a burning pain long after carrying my purse and bag on only one arm?

Is it normal to feel a burning pain long after carrying my purse and bag on only one arm?

Possible: Carrying a purse or backpack in an awkward position involving just one arm may cause burning pain if excessive compression of one of the nerves occurred. It may take a little while before the nerve regains its function. ...Read more

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My right arm has progressively weakened since MS diagnosis 2002. I feel like im carrying dead weight around and wonder if I should use an arm sling?

My right arm has progressively weakened since MS diagnosis 2002. I feel like im carrying dead weight around and wonder if I should use an arm sling?

Good question: This is a good question. There are times when an arm sling prevents injury to the shoulder, but it also gets in the way of using the arm.

A better option would be to visit your friendly neighborhood PT and OT providers. They will have the best answer. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left shoulder and my nick. The pain extends to my lower back on the same side. Recently am having difficulty carrying on the left arm?

See a doctor: You may have a neck muscle strain or possibly a herniated disk in yoyr cervical spine pressing on a nerve root. If the pain is not relieved by over the counter meds then see a doctor and get an examination. ...Read more

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Can carrying a toddler too much on one side cause shoulder/arm pain/tingling + breathing issues from poor posture?

Can carrying a toddler too much on one side cause shoulder/arm pain/tingling + breathing issues from poor posture?

Yes/No: While excessive strain on one side by lifting and/or carrying heavy weight improperly can cause pain in shoulder and arm, and even possibly put some strain on nerves causing the tingling, it should not cause breathing issues. Might be worthwhile to have doc refer you for a couple of physical therapy sessions to learn some at home back exercises and proper carrying of heavy objects before permanent ...Read more

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Would vertigo cause weakness in my left arm. I was carrying something for a period of about ten minutes with that arm and now its been weak for some hours?

Would vertigo cause weakness in my left arm. I was carrying something for a period of about ten minutes with that arm and now its been weak for some hours?

Vertigo: No vertigo doesn't cause weakness in the arm. Heavy weight lift/carrying some times cause neural injury. Or stroke also causes this kind of weakness. I would suggest you to seek immediate medical help to rule out intra cranial pathology. ...Read more

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This morning I was carrying clothes and I hurt my left arm. It's swollen between my neck and shoulder and is very warm. What should I do?

This morning I was carrying clothes and I hurt my left arm. It's swollen between my neck and shoulder and is very warm. What should I do?

Left arm injury: Can you move your arm in all directions painlessly? How about your neck? You may have a tendonitis, tendon or muscle strain. But due to the swelling in an area where there are critical structures get it checked out today at doctor urgent care. Try ice for only 2-3 minute wrapped in a towel because it is an area of critical structures. F/u with urgent care /doctor today ...Read more

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Isolated petechia comes &goes, normal CBC 2 mos ago, bruised arm vein from carrying 30lb baby far. Worried about leukemia but doctors aren't. Ideas?

Isolated petechia comes &goes, normal CBC 2 mos ago, bruised arm vein from carrying 30lb baby far. Worried about leukemia but doctors aren't. Ideas?

Repeat CBC and: Coagulation studies in 1 month, if everything turns out okay then you are probably okay. Keep the close relationship with your doctor. And take good care of that baby. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Normal to feel bigger lumpy Breast tissue in the bigger boob? Muscle Pain shoulder, neck armpit outer breast strt aft carrying heavy bagTingling in arm

Normal to feel bigger lumpy Breast tissue in the bigger boob? Muscle Pain shoulder, neck armpit outer breast strt aft carrying heavy bagTingling in arm

Always get checked: Any new lumps, bumps, skin changes in the breast should be evaluated by your doctor. Great job doing your breast exam and finding it. Most breast masses are benign but it is very important to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Dull ache in upper left arm. Use it to carry groceries but don't understand why it hurts?

Dull ache in upper left arm. Use it to carry groceries but don't understand why it hurts?

Over use?: It sounds like a pulled muscle, and it could be due to your activities, either at work or at home. Try otc nsaids like adivl or aleve, (naproxen) heat or any of the sports remedies such as icy-hot. If those do not help, be seen. ...Read more