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Is tennis elbow permanent?

Is tennis elbow permanent?

No: It is an overuse syndrome due to using the wrist & finger extensor muscles (which attach at the outside of the elbow) to do heavy repetitive work (what the biceps & triceps are made for). It is typically self limited, but perhaps 5-10% of pts. Opt for surgery due to significant pain. ...Read more

Tattoos (Definition)

Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more


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2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

2 previous wrist surgeries for carpel tunnel/thumb fusion. Chronic pain+lump inside wrist. Now pulling tree roots & wrist popped with immed wrist pain?

You would think an-: -adult who had all these procedures you might think twice about pulling tree roots. Get back to your hand surgeon and confess, & see what you did. ...Read more

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Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

Is every elbow injury considered "tennis elbow"?

No: Tennis elbow is a specific diagnosis. It happens to be the most common cause of lateral elbow pain, but there are many other diagnoses. See an upper extremity surgeon for a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Numb thumb forearm and oainful shoulder?

Numb thumb forearm and oainful shoulder?

Nerve compression: My first concern would be a disk in your neck compressing nerve roots, specificantly c5-c6 but there are other things even carpal tunnel or a strain of the biceps tendon in the shoulder. Of course the shoulder and thumb could be completely unrelated. Check with a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. ...Read more

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Would my wrist ever be 100% after wrist arthroscopy?

Would my wrist ever be 100% after wrist arthroscopy?

Much depends upon: What the conditions that are being treated are and what occurs post operative can be early rom to prolonged immobilization. Sorry to say but the best answer is to specifically talk to your surgeon about what the possible post operative regimen will be based upon the possible findings and what is done https://twitter.Com/drwint. ...Read more

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Red streaks from tattoo on wrist to arm pit what is this?

Red streaks from tattoo on wrist to arm pit what is this?

Infection: This could be drainage from the tattoo up with lymph system. I would see an M.D. to see if you have an infection. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow [lateral epicondylitis] surgery painful?

Tennis elbow: No the surgery is not too painful. It can be done through a small incision or an arthroscope as an outpatient procedure. ...Read more

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What is elbow (olecranon) bursitis?

What is elbow (olecranon) bursitis?

Olecranon bursitis: Olecranon bursitis includes pain, swelling, and inflammation of the olecranon bursa at the back of the elbow. ...Read more

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Numb thumb and pointer finger after elbow surgery, should I be concerned?

Numb thumb and pointer finger after elbow surgery, should I be concerned?

A little: Depending on the procedure some numbness can occur secondary to swelling and traction on the the tissues. If you had a nerve block, this might also be a factor. In any case, you should contact your surgeon - they will want to know and they can tell you whether or not this is "normal" for the type of procedure that you had. ...Read more

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Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term degenerative tear. It may not be possible at times to separate the differences between the two ...Read more

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Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Rotator cuff pain, arm and hand goes numb is that tendon damage?

Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your neck. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Can getting acupuncture cure tennis elbow and shoulder bone spur?

Yes and no: Acupuncture is used to relief pain from a lot of problems, I do not believe it could cure bone spur. ...Read more

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Uncle ruptured anterior bicept tendon on right arm playing tennis. Who treats it? Transplant?

Uncle ruptured anterior bicept tendon on right arm playing tennis. Who treats it? Transplant?

Orthopedic Surgeon: Management will vary depending on the severity of the injury. Your uncle can either begin with his primary care physician or a sports physician, but it may ultimately lead to a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Have anyone ever cured tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis )?

Have anyone ever cured tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis )?

Yes: Most patients return to normal function, no pain. 90% improve without surgery using nsaids, tennis elbow strap, ot, cortisone injections. Only 10% require surgery. If diagnosis correct, 90% of surgical results good/excellent. ...Read more

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Fell tore right rotator cuff. Previous epichondolectomy on same arm. Now having pain in elbow fingers esp small/ring also cold. Did i reinjury elbow?

Fell tore right rotator cuff. Previous epichondolectomy on same arm. Now having pain in elbow fingers esp small/ring also cold. Did i reinjury elbow?

Ulna nerve: Sounds like an injury of the ulna nerve which travels under the inside of your elbow. Did you injury a ligament in you elbow as well? The usual place for epicondylecotmies is on the outside. If yours was on the inside then it may be a reinjury, but more to the nerve. Have it checked by your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?

Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?

Cervical pressure: This could be related to pressure on your cervical vertebrae , if the nerve is under pressure it could send numbing sensation into your arms and fingers, it is affecting you r side. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon and get it diagnosed properly. Hope you get better. ...Read more

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I've got a keloid scar below my knee and I'm considering getting a tattoo on my arm. Would keloid develop on my arm if I get a tattoo there ?

I've got a keloid scar below my knee and I'm considering getting a tattoo on my arm. Would keloid develop on my arm if I get a tattoo there ?

Possibly: Although anyone can form a keloid scar some ethnic groups are at more risk of developing them.You are 16% more susceptable if you are African-American or Hispanic. ...Read more

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Can getting a full arm tattoo irritate/worsen tendonitis of the elbow?

Can getting a full arm tattoo irritate/worsen tendonitis of the elbow?

Nope: The positioning of your arm may have something to do with the tendinitis especially if you were in the same position for a sleeve. And if it took several sessions. The tattoo itself is not to blame. ...Read more

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