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How Come My Elbow Locks Every Time I Work Out Or Lift Weights
Every time I lift my right elbow feels like it traps something and I have to put it back to normal position have tingling down ring and pinkie finger?
Sounds ulnar nerve: Your symptoms highly suggest a problem with your ulnar nerve in the elbow joint itself. It may become "stuck" or entrapped in the groove somehow. Have you tried raising that right elbow in some other position to see if that were to change anything in terms of the feelings in your fingers. You should see a neurologist for further clarity on this problem and not really wait. ...Read more
Every time I try to do push-ups or lift even light Dumbbells my elbows make a cracking noise which I can feel. Is that vitamin deficiency?
Cracking Elbows: This a not a vitamin deficiency. It's the same thing when people crack their knuckles. It's either the popping in and out of the fibrous capsule capsule surrounding the elbow, or the snapping of the tendon that travels around the round part of the elbow. As long as there is no pain, you should be fine. ...Read more
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
It depends: In a younger person, this could little league elbow and break down of the elbow joint that can lead to long term elbow problems. If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. If it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more
Elbow popping: Can be due to some tendons rubbing over eachother or a bony prominence while under tension, or due to some distraction inside of the joint during lifting that allows gas to escape from the joint fluid (similar to cracking our knuckles). Sometimes, the joint is not sliding- but 'jumping' thought a range of motion under heavy load, but that could be damaging the joint surface. Make sure you stretch! ...Read more
I have a pinkish colored spot on the outer bend of my elbow it has a small bump in the center of it and every time I bump it it hurts. Why?
Infection: One reason to get this problem taken care of is that your "bump" probably overlies the olecranon bursa, with not much tissue in between. If infection gets into the bursa, you would need to have the bursa drained, with a longer recovery period than the current, smaller problem. ...Read more
My shoulders, elbows, wrist and ankles pop like sound when begining to lift weights. Can it mean arthritus?
No: Joint cracking or popping is normal as long as it does not cause pain. ...Read more
My elbows, wrist and shoulders click say when I get up from a chair, bed or getting ready to lift weights?
Noises are common: Lots of things in the body make noise, but are harmless. If you aren't having symptoms such as pain, or stiffness, I wouldn't worry about it. ...Read more
I keep feeling something in my upper arm pop every time I forcefully extend my elbow. What could be causing this. The pain is closer to the shoulder?
I was in a car accident couple months ago and injured my elbow. Now every time I put any pressure on it there is a lot of pain. What's wrong?
Elbow pain: It depends on the mechanism of injury, what side you were on, where you had trauma on your elbow. You should go to an orthopaedic surgeon for a physical exam. Be able to point to your pain with one finger, know the exact day it happened. You may or may not need x-rays but you should get an exam. How's your neck? Good luck. ...Read more
I get excrutiating pain and burning sensation in my right elbow every time I lean or put pressure on something. I have had no traumas to it though?
Elbow inflammation: Consider elbow inflammation from activities that cause you to frequently rotate your forearm either clockwise or counter clockwise or to lift relatively heavy weights with your wrist held stable. Tenderness on the inside of the elbow is called medial epicondylitis nd on the outside lateral epicondylitis. Both are treated with ibuprofen and rest. ...Read more
My arm crackle and pop almost every time when I open it but without pain. It's maybe something on the joint of my elbow (upside front). What is that?
Fluid dynamics: There are two main schools of thought as to cause of "joint noises." first being rapid displacement of fluid in the joint, which if noise is ongoing, may be an indicator of prior injury and self-protection, which should go away in time. Second being tendon / ligament laxity causing noises (possibly so far as subluxing joint, if follow chiropractic model)--that tends to worsen over time. ...Read more
I think I hit my elbow I'm not sure but every time I touch it, it hurts a lot. Could I have bruised my bone?
It is Possible: You have a bone bruise. If continued pain see orthopedic surgeon in your area. ...Read more
3-4 hours ago I started to experience severe shooting type pain starting from my wrist up to my elbows in both arms every time I clench my fist.?
Impingement: This is an impingement affecting nerves and or muscles or even vessels of the forearms during tensing caused by clenching fists. It's possible that you have thickened ligaments in the wrists which press on nerves which would be a variant of the classic carpal tunnel syndrome which causes hand symptoms usually. If you want to clinch the diagnosis consult a hand surgeon or a neurologist. ...Read more
Hi, I hit my elbow yesterday, and my hand has been numb since, but now the numbness is going up my arm. And every time I move it, it hurts really bad.
Local measures first: You hit your ulnar nerve. Pain medicine such as Advil (ibuprofen) will help. Warm compresses may help as well. How long it takes for the pain and numbness to go away depends on how hard you hit it. If the symptoms start to subside within the next couple of days, then just be patient If it gradually gets worse, you will need to call your physician or a physiatrist. Fortunately, that is a less likely scen ...Read more
Does musterbation has anything with joint paint in elbows, knees, and hands. Because every time I do, I get paint in my joints?
Came on suddenly a week ago: tingle in right side of right hand *every* time I flex/touch fingers. No pain! Arm/elbow normal! Cubital syndrome?
Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it tingle? Did you have an accident? ...Read more
Front deltoid muscle severe pain every time I elbow backwards or extend my arm towards shoulder blade. Is it sore? Injured?
May need to see your: Doctor. Depends how you injured it. You may have a bicipital tendinitis if you did some unusual lifting, or sports injury. Difficult to diagnose without further exam & evaluation in person. Get it checked out if it continues. Get a 2nd opinion from a D.O., osteopathic doctor specializing in Neuromuscular Medicine. They can diagnose, image if warranted & treat. Many in FL. Call the school's clinic. ...Read more
RICE: Being with rice, and avoid the activities that exacerbate the swelling. If this and a gradual return to activity does not alleviate the symptoms, see an orthopedist for evaluation. ...Read more
I've injured my inner elbow a few months ago and now whenever I put pressure on it hurts specially when I work out what should I do?
Inner elbow pain:
It sounds as though you may have "golfers' elbow". If that is what you have then this video might be helpful. Http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=kuj8ylahzvg.
If you don't get relief or the pain changes or gets worse you should have it checked by a orthopedist with expertise in the upper extremity. ...Read more
My wife has a rash on her elbows and has started to spread to her ankle, she works at a diner and its winter time. What could this be from?
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Am I able to work out (push ups lift weights) with the nexplanon implanted in my arm without damaging it or hurting myself?
Yes: That is correct. If it is painful or red at the site, call your doctor. ...Read more
20y Ulnar, median nerves torn & surgically fixed, can't fully stretch elbow yet but I go to gym and can't strengthen my triceps muscle it it's very hard to work without weight! Any advice please thanks?
You only need to ask: The solution is follow the post operative instructions that should have been prescribed by your surgeon. You may need to push him for assistance for the proper rehabilitation protocol. If this is not possible, then inquire at your gym for an exercise coordinator for his input and assistance. ...Read more
Persistent aching sensation in my elbow that radiates to my grip. Believe it's 'tennis elbow.' I weight lift. What can I do to home treat?
Time/ rest / hot and cold applications / a tennis elbow brace can usually get one at a sporting goods dealer
try wrapping it with plastic food wrap at nite several layers / keeps in the body heat and increases the blood supply can help with healing / these take awhile to heal sorry to say ...Read more
I have arm pain in both arms almost every day. I get sharp pains depending on the angle/weight I put on them. The pain shoots from my shoulder to elbow?
I have injured my elbow at the gym. When I lift heavy weights it feels like someone is burning me with a cigarette. Should I go for x-ray or medicine?
I have a lump on the inside of my arm near the elbow. It is about an inch in diameter and is not sore. I work regularly with weights and wonder if that could be the problem. It has been there about three weeks and has not gotten any larger.
Possible cyst: A lump needs to be seen by a physician before a diagnosis can be made. It's quite possible that you have a benign lesion like a cyst, but you'll have to go to a physician for evaluation. ...Read more
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