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What is the best treatment for limited elbow extensions?

What is the best treatment for limited elbow extensions?

Elbow extension: Find the cause. Check with your pcp or orthopedic surgeon, give good history, get good physical exam, consider imaging such as xray/mri. May be injury, synovitis, fracture, large muscle mass, tight capsules, etc. ...Read more

Can't Straighten Elbow (Definition)

Limited elbow extension is a clinical finding in which the elbow cannot be straightened, often due to injury, nerve ...Read more


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How come my elbow hurt when I do tricep workouts like extensions?

How come my elbow hurt when I do tricep workouts like extensions?

Tendinitis : When you do triceps extensions you are working muscles/ tendons about the elbow that can cause pain. The triceps itself on the back of the elbow can get irritated. More commonly , however , the 'power grip' used to do triceps extensions can result in lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow )esp. If u have just begun lifting or increased the # of workouts or wt. U are lifting. Rest, nsaids , ice . Gl! ...Read more

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What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

What muscle groups are the most important in flexion and extension of the elbow?

Let us see: The triceps brachii muscle is the primary extensor of the elbow the bicep is the major flexer of the elbow. ...Read more

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Hyper extension elbow now forearm pain when i make a fist what can I do or take to make pain go away?

Hyper extension elbow now forearm pain when i make a fist what can I do or take to make pain go away?

Sounds like you had-: Strained the flexors of your hand, hence causing pain with attempts to make a fist. You need to be seen by an orthopedist so an xray, ;/or an us can be done to confirm the DX and treatment started. In the meantime, rest the elbow with rice (rest, ice, compression and elevate)in a sling + pain meds lie with aleve (naproxen) or ibuprofen. Mri might be necessary, if none of the investigations help. ...Read more

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After 7 weeks in full arm cast my elbow is very stiff. Will i regain full extension within time?

After 7 weeks in full arm cast my elbow is very stiff. Will i regain full extension within time?

Probably: @ your age u should be able to regain full motion after physical therapy. I assume the cast was on for a fx . Of the elbow... Occasionally a splint ( dynasplint) may be necessary to help regain extension in tough cases. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was doing bent over tricep extensions when I felt/heard "pop" . I felt pain in my tricep Imidiatly.. Now there's bruising above my elbow?

I was doing bent over tricep extensions when I felt/heard "pop" . I felt pain in my tricep Imidiatly.. Now there's bruising above my elbow?

You may have a : partial tear of your triceps muscle/tendon.Tonight rest,ice,ace bandage and tomorrow morning...off to orthopedist . ...Read more

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2days pain inner forearm from elbow bend to wrist. Hurts more with wrist extension. Not constant or nerve pain. No discolorationor obvious swelling.

2days pain inner forearm from elbow bend to wrist. Hurts more with wrist extension.  Not constant or nerve pain. No discolorationor obvious swelling.

Sounds like: Medial epicondylitis. Try cold compresses, a non steroidal anti-inflammatory unless intolerable or allergic and make an appointment with your doctor or orthopedist. ...Read more

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Pain in middle of elbow when pulling or hanging...Tendonitis? Pain in elbow also when doing hand extension stretches with fingers facing down.

Pain in middle of elbow when pulling or hanging...Tendonitis? Pain in elbow also when doing hand extension stretches with fingers facing down.

Tennis elbow likely: If the out prominence of your elbow aches just off the front edge, then lateral epicondylitis is most likely. Supportive care: rest, ice, compression and nsaids usually allow symptoms to fade away over time. Avoid provocative activities until improved. ...Read more