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Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Brachioradial : It is possible that you have developed brachioradial pruritus which is itching/burning secondary to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...Read more


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I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should i go and see someone about it?

I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should i go and see someone about it?

Of course you should: I think you already know the answer to this question - of course you should. The question is why have you waited this long? Please make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible that that you can start taking steps to resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Lump on elbow: One thing that comes to mind is a bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa - a small fluid filled sack that lines some joints. The bursa can get inflamed due to trauma, overuse or infection. It's not always painful, but can present as a soft lump on the outside of the elbow. Standard treatment includes nsaids, ice, compression, avoidance of trauma and sometimes drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat the feeling of 'air' in my elbow joint? 2 days of aching getting worse.

What can I do at home to treat the feeling of 'air' in my elbow joint? 2 days of aching getting worse.

Plan: The firs of all your elbow need rest for a whiles. Then in pharmacy you can buy a elbow holder/ splint and put it on for daily activity. For night time buy any joint ointment/cream. At the same time set up the appointment with doctor and may be you need XRay. ...Read more

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Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint and less triceps strenght than right side when working out. Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint  and less triceps strenght than right side when working out.  Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Likely: Depending on the degree of tearing, this might not be easily fixable. Tendon transfers do exist around the elbow, but they are contingent on near normal muscle function. After eight years some of your muscle tissue has likely been replaced by fatty tissue due to the lack of stimulation of the triceps caused by the tear. This may not be recoverable. ...Read more

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What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

Normal anatomy: It's normal anatomy and physiology for this to happen, especially as we get older. Not to worry. ...Read more

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Have you done an elbow joint replacement? How long?

Have you done an elbow joint replacement? How long?

Yes 30 years: I perform ten to twelve elbow replacements or rereplacements per year. ...Read more

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How long can I expect pain and stiffness in my elbow joint after being in a long arm cast for 6 weeks?

How long can I expect pain and stiffness in my elbow joint after being in a long arm cast for 6 weeks?

Could take a while : 6 weeks is a long time for your elbow to be immobilized. You are young. With some physical therapy and time, i would expect you should regain most of your motion. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injections to elbow cause avascular necrosis of elbow? I had 4 injections. Last two to elbow joint

Can cortisone injections to elbow cause avascular necrosis of elbow? I had 4 injections. Last two to elbow joint

Not common: Usually avn of any joint is due 2 oral steroids or im injections on a long term basis, also etoh abuse. The intra articular injections repeatedly into a joint cause permanent damage 2 the articular cartilage of the joint. ...Read more

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How long does it take an elbow joint fracture to heal?

How long does it take an elbow joint fracture to heal?

It depend: On the kind fracture you have some take 6-8 weeks some take few month, also it depend if you developed complication or not. ...Read more

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Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Let me help you : It sound you problem in the neck area to have all these symptoms, or combinations of shoulder problem and neck problem ask you doctor for to check it out. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more