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How could I heal bursitis and tendonitis in my elbow?

How could I heal bursitis and tendonitis in my elbow?

Stretching: Stretching exercises by keeping the elbow fully extended and then bending the wrist up and down are the best way to stretch the tendons of the elbow. Alternating heat and ice to the affected area can also help. If this does not help an injection sometimes is used in the most severe cases even surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What to do if I am wondering how you can tell the difference between a bursitis at the elbow and tendonitis at the elbow?

What to do if I am wondering how you can tell the difference between a bursitis at the elbow and tendonitis at the elbow?

The location: The bursa or fluid filled sac is located over the olecronon process. This is the tip of the elbow which many people lean on. Because of trauma it often gets inflamed. Tendinitis typically occurs on either side of the elbow, close to where the wrist flexor tendons (medial epicondylitis) or wrist extensor tendons (lateral epicondylitis) attach to the bone. ...Read more

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Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Can elbow tendonitis or bursitis cause finger numbness?

Usually not: "tennis elbow" which is tendonosis of the lateral or outside of the elbow (the most common "tendonitis" of the elbow) usually doesn't cause any numbness in the hand or fingers medial elbow tendonosis (golfers elbow) will occasionally irritate the ulnar nerve about the elbow and cause some numbness in the ring and small fingers. ...Read more

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How can I heal tendonitis in my elbow?

How can I heal tendonitis in my elbow?

Rest, NSAID, therapy: Depending of the severity of your injury, it may take some time to heal. Should give it some rest. Gentle range of motion exercise, and use of antiinfkammatory med such as motrin/aleve may help. You may need physical therapy if severe. If above measures not helpful, consult doc for eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my elbow. What could I do to help the pain?

I have tendonitis in my elbow. What could I do to help the pain?

Stretching: Most tendinitis about the elbow subside on their own. Keeping the elbow fully extended and bending the wrist up and down will stretch the tendons and help with the pain. If this does not work sometimes an injection is needed. In severe cases when nothing else works there are surgical procedures to help. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain from tendonitis in the elbows?

How can you relieve pain from tendonitis in the elbows?

Conservative mgmt: Modification of activities, counter force bracing, elbow therapy focused on strengthening and modalities, and anti-inflammatories vs a steroid injection (if indicated and you are a candidate). ...Read more

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Can you describe the symptoms of tendonitis in the elbow?

Can you describe the symptoms of tendonitis in the elbow?

Pain with or: Without movement of the elbow, some swelling could be present, especially when make fist or try to carry thing on the effected side. ...Read more

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