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Could it be healthy to get elbow pain when extending arm?

Could it be healthy to get elbow pain when extending arm?

No.: You should not get elbow pain with extending the arm. You may have a form of tendinitis, such as a "tennis elbow". See a non-surgical sports medicine physician, for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Elbow Pain (Definition)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper ...Read more


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Please advise if it's normal to get elbow pain when extending arm?

Please advise if it's normal to get elbow pain when extending arm?

No: Pain in the elbow can represent anything from joint problems (i.E arthritis) to ligament/tendon problems or instability or infection or nerve impingement, etc. If symptoms are persistent/disabling i'd recommend seeing a physician. ...Read more

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I am unable to fully extend arm, sometimes elbow pain too. Please help?

I am unable to fully extend arm, sometimes elbow pain too. Please help?

See md: From your history pain and the inability to fully extend your elbow for a period of time suggests bone spurs in the back of the elbow and/ or loose bodies( olecranon fossa). This is esp. Common in pitchers and other overhead athletes(in college and professional pitchers it is termed valgus extension overload-veos).If it is transient and u are not a ' thrower' u may have synovitis... Seeors. ...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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Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Pain in left arm.Starts around elbow.Pain radiates to thumb.Sometimes tingling fingers.Yesterday had shooting pain across shoulder when extended arm.

Sounds like pinched: nerve, but any pain in left arm is concerning for angina. You are quite young to develop heart disease, but you should see your doctor to make sure your heart is ok, especially if you have risk factors. ...Read more

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Elbow pain? I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when i extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Not the usual: Usually not unless it has been complicated by other problems. The only i could explain this if you bone disease happen when you were younger and we see the sequence. Unless you had recent injury to the elbow? Go and have x-ray on the elbow and see. Good holiday. ...Read more

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Not caused by injury. For the past week, I have been unable to fully bend or extend elbow. Pain is on the inside, top of the joint during movement.

Not caused by injury. For the past week, I have been unable to fully bend or extend elbow. Pain is on the inside, top of the joint during movement.

Locked elbow: Very important to make sure you do not have a spontaneous infection. If you have any fever redness or lots of pain with motion go to ER or your family doctor and get this checked out ASAP. If not infected could be a loose body or other soft tissue structure getting stuck in the elbow joint. Go to an orthopedic surgeon and get 3Vs xrays of the elbow done. If Xrays negative then get MRI. ...Read more

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Extreme elbow pain when I extend and then bend it back No trauma to it or strain Did nothing physical to it. hurts before bed also. Sharp and aching?

Elbow pain: Tough to say without an exam. See the Dr. and get a full history and Physical exam of the area. You may have an overuse injury, for example if you play tennis, or golf, or area cashier or do a lot of cleaning (using your arms) and are constantly active. Gout could be possible. With Extreme pain, Have it assessed to get a diagnosis. best wishes. ...Read more

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Severe left elbow pain in non dominant arm and arm seems heavy why?

Severe left elbow pain in non dominant arm and arm seems heavy why?

Seek help ASAP: Truely severe pain ( pain not controlled by over the counter meds and pain which you can not rest or sit still with) might be infection, fracture, gout, rheumatoid arthritis. Waiting can cause permanent damage. Seek help asap. ...Read more

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I have elbow pain that is traveling up & down my arm. What could be causing it?

I have elbow pain that is traveling up & down my arm. What could be causing it?

Usually ulna nerve: Elbow pain can come from many sources. It depends on what part of your elbow hurts. However, the most common elbow pain in your age group will be ulna nerve neuritis. To determine the exact reason i would recommend seeing an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of elbow problems. Good luck. ...Read more