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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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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
Daily
Take anti-inflammatories to address pain
Daily
Try physical therapy to help recovery
1 Hrs, Weekly for 14 days
Take breaks when using your elbow during activities
Daily
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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Use a Tennis Elbow strap
Daily
Take NSAIDS (e.g. Aleve)
2x day
Perform stretching exercises
10 Min, 4x day for 3 Weeks
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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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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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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Rest and avoid playing tennis until problem resolves
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Take NSAID medication to reduce pain and swelling
Daily
Consider wearing a brace to alleviate the pain
Once
Do physical therapy to strengthen muscle of forearm
3x week
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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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