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Doctor insights on: My Inside Elbow Hurts 3 Weeks After Donating Blood It Feels Like They Must Have Hit A Nerve Should I Do Anything About It

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My inside elbow hurts 3 weeks after donating blood. It feels like they must have hit a nerve. Should I do anything about it?

My inside elbow hurts 3 weeks after donating blood. It feels like they must have hit a nerve. Should I do anything about it?

Visible changes?: If there are no visible changes it may require time for the area to heal. Soft tissue injuries sometimes respond to goth kola or cnetellia asiatacia which speeds up healing. ...Read more

Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more


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I have a blood clotting disorder and every now and the my elbow hurts and swells up for now reason the a get a big purple bruis there. What is it?

I have a blood clotting disorder and every now and the my elbow hurts and swells up for now reason the a get a big purple bruis there. What is it?

Need more info: When you say blood clotting disorder, I wonder if you mean "bleeding disorder." Specifically, if you have a big bruise it sounds like you have bleeding at or in the elbow. Next time please include your specific diagnosis with the question. Be well. ...Read more

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I hit my elbow rather hard on the wall. It put me to tears. But I shook it off and now my elbow hurts to touch. I can extend arm. Should I wait?

I hit my elbow rather hard on the wall. It put me to tears. But I shook it off and now my elbow hurts to touch. I can extend arm. Should I wait?

Well!: As long as u have full pom & it is painless u may have olecronon bursitis. This would present as a fluid filled sack @ the tip of the elbow. U should b cn by an orthopedic surgeon 4 eval, xam & x- rays 2 b sure. If this is what u have some may aspirate & inject with steroids. If there's any abrasion or cut over the area there is a chance of infection. Increase in pain swelling & pain report right. ...Read more

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Ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I keep bending my arm of slowly straighten it? Elbow hurts when I try and cant fully do it.

Ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I keep bending my arm of slowly straighten it? Elbow hurts when I try and cant fully do it.

Gentle: To give the best answer I need more details. Do you have an arthritis disease,? have you had any injury to the neck, elbow, arm? How long has the problem been there? Did anything in particular trigger the pain? Is the elbow swollen? If this is a new problem and the elbow hurts and is swollen the elbow is the cause. Gentle stretching is OK. The first step is to get a diagnosis of the cause. ...Read more

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My arm above elbow hurts. Heat & ice do not help. Friend says nerve damage. What can I do? No trauma has occurred to that area.

My arm above elbow hurts. Heat & ice do not help. Friend says nerve damage. What can I do? No trauma has occurred to that area.

See a doctor: Because it could be angina pain referred to arm. Also, it could be anything, from bone tumor to shingles, and some conditions could be serious. ...Read more

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Elbow pain for over 2 weeks. Xrays neg. Still hurts. Why? Nerve damage? Tissue damage? Swollen and tender. No visible bruise.

Elbow pain for over 2 weeks. Xrays neg. Still hurts. Why? Nerve damage? Tissue damage? Swollen and tender. No visible bruise.

Inflammation: Swelling denotes inflammation. X-rays being negative means no fracture and you are too young to have osteoarthritis. The inflammation could be tendonitis, bursitis, or some type of inflammatory arthritis depending on where the swelling is located. See an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist if you have not received a diagnosis and plan at this point. ...Read more

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My right elbow hurts really bad feels like its coming apart it hurts more when lifting outside my body or doing anything to twist or turn it

My right elbow hurts really bad feels like its coming apart it hurts more when lifting outside my body or doing anything to twist or turn it

Probably lateral: Epicondylitis. Pain on outside of elbow with gripping an grabbing. Pain radiating up arm and into forearm. Treat it with ice massage, wrist brace to keep the muscles in your forearm rested and nsaids if needed. If not getting better a cortisone injection should help. ...Read more

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Right elbow hurts feels like a needle pain. What to do? Surgery?

Referral to Surgeon: A sharp pain at the point of the elbow may be caused by damage to the soft tissues over the olecranon (bone) located at this point. This is often leaned when sitting which can lead to swelling. This could also be 'tennis elbow' due to repetitive work which involves constant movement of your elbow. I suggest seeing an Orthopaedic surgeon for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When holding things have pain by elbow. Feels like pain by tendon or muscle by elbow. Hurts more with palm facing up.

When holding things have pain by elbow. Feels like pain by tendon or muscle by elbow. Hurts more with palm facing up.

Epicondilyitis.: Usually tennis elbow will cause this. Can do stretching, antiinflammatories. Ice, splinting. May need cortisone injection. ...Read more

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Hey my right inner side (Palm up, side my pinkie is on) elbow hurts when I extend my arm. It feels like it's inside like a tendon but only hurts elbow?

Elbow pain: Hey ~ that's called medial epicondylitis aka "Golfers
elbow". Heres a YOU TUBE presentation to help you treat it:

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome/basics/treatment/con-20022009 ...Read more

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My elbow hurts really bad. I cannot pick up not even a mcdonald's tea it hurts so bad. Now my hand sorta feels like its tingling& I can't extend it.

My elbow hurts really bad. I cannot pick up not even a mcdonald's tea it hurts so bad. Now my hand sorta feels like its tingling& I can't extend it.

Go to the Doctor!: This sounds like the perfect reason to make an urgent appointment at your doctor's office today. At least that is what sane smart people would do. Please call the doctor. ...Read more

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My right elbow hurts when doing push ups and triceps pull down can feel it doesn't hurt any other time feels shorelines term hitting your funny one?

My right elbow hurts when doing push ups and triceps pull down can feel it doesn't hurt any other time feels shorelines term hitting your funny one?

Medial epicondilitis: It may be a medial epicondilitis or enthesopathy with maybe entrapment of the ulnar nerve. Sometime they take a long time to heal. If you are concern made a consultation in HealthTap prime or a private physician in your area. ...Read more

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Fell on bent elbow hurts with exstention and feels like something is rubbing together at times with severe pain also hurts turning palm up to down?

Possible Fracture: You may have a fracture of your radial head. Pain at the elbow with a clicking or crunching feeling and pain with rotation of the forearm, (pronation and supination) are common after radial head fractures. You need an xray to make sure there is no fracture and if there is, to make sure the fracture is not in a bad position. Hope this helps, good luck. ...Read more

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My12 yr old gymast elbow hurts when she puts all her weight on it. She can sometimes straightens it and it sounds like crackling?

My12 yr old gymast elbow hurts when she puts all her weight on it. She can sometimes straightens it and it sounds like crackling?

Elbow Injury: Hi, its difficult to tell exactly what is causing your child's symptoms. She should be evaluated in person by a sports medicine specialist to take a full history and evaluate the joint and determine the need for additional imaging studies. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Elbow hurts in sharp bursts of pain, mostly on the inside. I sleep on it like an idiot sometimes. Working out makes it worse. Desk job too. Thoughts?

Elbow hurts in sharp bursts of pain, mostly on the inside. I sleep on it like an idiot sometimes. Working out makes it worse. Desk job too. Thoughts?

A common injury: Involving the inside elbow is "Golfer's Elbow" (Don't have to play golf to get this).It is a tendinitis involving tissues around the medial epicondyle. Continued insult may occur with curls. Is that when it hurts? First, stop re injuring this area by not doing anything that makes it hurt. A local cortisone injection gives relief but if you go back to same activity that caused the problem, it returns ...Read more

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The inside of my elbow hurts whenever I bench press/how many days should I take off?

The inside of my elbow hurts whenever I bench press/how many days should I take off?

It depends: Its either medial epicondylitis, a type of tendonitis involving the forearm flexors or else cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. Rest it for a week and apply ice 10-15 minutes 2-3 times a day and take an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If it keeps hurting see a doctor for x-rays. ...Read more

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Elbow pain? I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when I extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Elbow pain? I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when I extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Not the usual: Usually not unless it has been complicated by other problems.
The only I could explain this if you bone disease happen when you were younger and we see the sequence.
Unless you had recent injury to the elbow?
Go and have x-ray on the elbow and see.
Good holiday. ...Read more

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Inside of my elbow hurts when moving it. How to treat this pain?

Inside of my elbow hurts when moving it. How to treat this pain?

Golfer's elbow: "golfer's" elbow is one of the most common causes of pain on the inside of the elbow. It is due to an inflamation of a muscle group that has its origin on the inner elbow/humerus. Anti inflammatory rx and rest from the activity can help. Physical therapy and at times injects are necessary, surgery is uncommon. Other causes include arthritis, and neutritis. Have a doc sort it out. ...Read more

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What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

What causes elbow pain and what causes a pinched nerve in left side of chest upper?

Unclear.: Elbow pain can come from varied conditions including musculoskeletal, rheumatological, and neurological which would include a pinched nerve. Chest pain is always a potentially very serious condition as it could represent a life threatening cardiac condition. Unless medically cleared, all complaints of chest pain should be treated as a medical emergency in an appropriate setting (e.g. Er). ...Read more

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My elbow hurts I didn't do anything to it hurts when I move it or make a fist or raise my arm?

My elbow hurts I didn't do anything to it hurts when I move it or make a fist or raise my arm?

Elbow: The most common reasons for elbow pain including inflammatory issues such as tennis or golfers elbow. These issues do not necessarily have to be related to these sports. Regardless you would need an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon or at least your primary care doctor to determine the true clause and diagnosis. This will help with guiding treatment options. ...Read more

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