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Golfers Elbow In Children
I've went to dr. And he told me that I have a beginning of golf elbow. What is it? What precautions I should take? And when can I go bk to the gym?
Medial Epicondylitis: Golfer's elbow is medically termed medial epicondylitis and results from a strain on the tendon on the inside of the elbow that usually results from repeated actions similar to a golf swing. I would recommend anti-inflammatories such as otc Ibuprofen or Naproxen and rest the elbow for about 5-7 days. Gently get back into working out but pay attention to any problems and rest again if needed. ...Read more
Hello I woke up with golf ball size swelling on the outside of my elbow after a night shift is this serious thank you?
I have right elbow pain when lifting or grasping objects. The small bone on inside of elbow is sensitive to touch. I golf 5 times a week.?
Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is the most common cause of pain on the outside of your elbow. Golfer's elbow pain is on the inside of your elbow. Both conditions are due to chronic tendinopathy. Treatment is with rest, physical therapy, and Nitric Oxide patches. See link for more info http://www. Nycsportsmed. Com/pdf/nitric%20oxide%20for%20lateral%20epicondylitis. Seneviratne-2.Pdf. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about swollen right elbow. No pain but a pouch that is golf ball sized & filled with fluid? Perhaps a result of spider bite?
Not a hernia: Hernias are holes in the abdominal wall. A lump on the upper extremity is likely a lipoma (common, non cancerous fatty tumor), but should be checked out by a primary care provider. ...Read more
I'm a 49 year old male. My left elbow seems swollen and like a spongue. There is no pain associated with it. No injuries noted. I did play a round of golf about 2 weeks ago and the following day I noticed the condition. I'm am currently on no medications ot
Olecranon bursitis: Sometimes the sac that covers the bone of the elbow can get inflamed and fluid can leak into it, it can be a little spongy like a big sac of water- which is not too far from the truth. It can be drained then injected with a small amount of steroid to prevent recurrence. Or you could just avoid any further trauma, take some nsaid's and wait for it to go away. ...Read more
Husband has his elbow swollen with puss and blood the size of a golf ball. He has had it for 2 months and hasn't cleared with ceplhacon?
Difficult problem: Olecranon bursitis/infections can be very difficult to cure. His doctor will need to aspirate and culture out the pus (if he/she hasn't done that already) to find the right antibiotic. Sometimes these need to be treated with intravenous antibiotics and sometimes require surgery. ...Read more
Recently got mild-moderate golfer's elbow and am concerned I may miss the rest of golf season. If I wear a sleeve, will I still be able to play?
Golfers Elbow: Hi Adam: Since your symptoms are mild, it is worthwhile trying a brace or sleeve during your game. About half of people who try a brace for the medial epicondylitis get improvement in pain. It is not an expensive option and won't cause harm. Also make sure you rest the elbow, ice it, and take anti-inflammatories. Good luck with your game! Best wishes, Nisha ...Read more
I have an huge bruise on the back of my right arm that extends from under my shoulder almost to the elbow. I had arm pain from golf 4 days ago?
R/o muscle rupture: Did you feel a pop? Was it after hitting a ball? Bruising on back of arm is triceps injury, on the front can be an injury to the biceps tendon. Should be checked. ...Read more
Elbow swelled up like a golf ball. Swelling left but lower arm then bruised. Bruising gone now - elbow slightly tender after 1 month. Is this Normal?
No, see doc!: You need to see your doc and find out why this happened. You may have gout, for example, or another problem that needs treatment. If you have pain your are not yet fully healed and you need to find out what is going on so you can get that way! In the meantime, avoid activities that make it hurt, if possible, to give it time to heal. Happy Holidays. ...Read more
What can cause acute inner elbow lymph node swelling golf ball size bilateral. Passed kidney stone 2 days prior. See dr 2morrow. Took flomax (tamsulosin) for stone
Lymph node swelling: This location of lymph node swelling typically associates with an inflammatory reaction at the elbow or below, in your forearm or hand. Did you have an IV in your arm or hand? Flomax (tamsulosin) could lead to an allergic reaction but I think you would see other evidences. Are nails and fingers irritated? Do you have a rash elsewhere? ...Read more
I have golfers elbow in both arms but I don't play golf. I do play a racket sport (right arm only) and do weights. What is cause and how to get rid?
Very hard blow to the dorsum of my hand btw index & middle finger, proximal to mcp jt by elbow. In min. S lrg golf ball bubble on hand, ++swell/bruise?
Xray: Sounds as though you need an xray and evaluation. ...Read more
Orthopedic specialis: This is now chronic inflammation such as seen in tendonitis or epichondylitis of the elbow and if anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen) haven't helped, a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon is recommended for diagnosis and treatment which may consist of a corticosteroid injection into the inflamed area. ...Read more
What to do if I have been suffering from golfers elbow for a week or two. Is it possible to cure it?
Yes: Stop golfing, rest, anti-inflammatories, stretches and home exercises (which u can find online) ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have been suffering from golfers elbow for a week or two. Is it possible to cure it?
Yes: Rest, ice, anti inflammatories should helpGet a more detailed answer ›
I feel your pain. As an avid hacker, I've had it in both elbows.
This is an extremely frustrating condition to have, but also to treat. Here's the long and short of it- take ibuprofen, 600-800 mgs 3x a day with food. Ice it for 10-15 mins several x a day, do the whole alphabet, capital letters with your wrist on top of a desk 2-3x a day. See adoctor if no better after 2 weeks. Elbow band good 2. ...Read more