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Elbow Pain In Both Elbows
Severe elbow pain in both elbows. I do have cortisone injections don in my hips every 3-5 years for bursitis. Not sure if this is the same?
Tendonitis: You more than likely have tendonitis if both elbows are hurting.In your daily workouts try to avoid( for a couple of weeks) weights that involve holding free or universal wts.Try to avoid using a "power grip". Work out your legs for awhile and do some cardio. Let your elbows rest and try an anti inflammatory ( ibuprofen) medicine. If u don't improve after a few weeks see your pcp. Good luck! ...Read more
I went to sleep and i woke up with shoulder and elbow pain in both arms and i haven't exercised recently, and I'm not sure if i should go to the hospi?
Depends: If the symptoms resolve within a few minutes, then they may simply be related to your sleep position. If so, you should see your doctor. If symptoms not resolving in a few minutes, then you should go to the hospital emergency to get evaluated for spine injury. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 it's own treatment options etc... ...Read more
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
Probably not: Hard to connect the dots on this one. Maybe just a coincidence. ...Read more
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