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Whats golfer's elbow?

Whats golfer's elbow?

Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...Read more

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When to replace elbow?

Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read more

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What is golfer's elbow?

What is golfer's elbow?

Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read more

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Acute golfers elbow. Help?

Acute golfers elbow. Help?

Golfer's elbow: Anti inflammatories can be tried along with physiotherapy . If not helping consult with your doctor for considering steroid injection. http://patient.info/doctor/tennis-elbow-and-golfers-elbow ...Read more

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I have a pain in my elbow.

I have a pain in my elbow.

Sorry to hear that..: But without much more info there can be no diagnosis, if that is what you seek since you did not ask a question. Please see a local physician for an examination. ...Read more

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How are broken elbows fixed?

Broken elbow?: Treatment if broken (fractured) elbows depends on the bones injured and the type of injury. Some injuries may be treated without surgery. Other injuries will require opening the elbow, lining up the broken fragments, and fixing then with metal hardware. In some cases a portion if the elbow may need to be replaced with artificial part. ...Read more

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What causes a golfer's elbow?

Golfers elbow: Golfers elbow is caused by stress to the inner aspect of the elbow. This is due to the position of the elbow during the swing process. Inflammation develops in the tendon on that side of the elbow. ...Read more

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Think I have broken my Elbow?

Urgent care: Go to an urgent care to get an x-ray - that is the only way to find out! ...Read more

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Why do my elbow creases itch?

Pruritis: Itching can be caused by several things including local dermatitis (rash), heat rashes, fungal infections, etc. If this continues, get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have 1 problem in my elbow?

I have 1 problem in my elbow?

Elbow problem: U need to be more specific like stating what you r experiencing like severity and frequency of pain ,swelling, stiffness. Any trauma. ? Any prior episodes ? Any other joints involved. Any constitutional symptoms like fatigue ,fever, appetite loss etc? ...Read more