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Pain In My Elbow When I Extend My Arm
I have had elbow discomfort for the past few years, less than 1 on pain scale, when I extend my arm my elbows pop. Any ideas on remedying this?
You need be examined:
Guess work can set panic in many people, so see an orthopedist if this bothers you.
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I am having pain in my elbow, can you tell me what it is? Last night it started when I had extend my arm outwards and a sharp pain went through my elbow, then today I did the same thing and it still hurts. One of my friends wrapped it up but it didn't wor
It: It is difficult to give you a solid answer without history and exam. You have not indicated your age, and the activity that created the problem. Since there is no trauma the most common problem for pain on the outside of the elbow would be a tennis elbow or lateral epicondilitis. If this is the area of pain try icing, over the counter analgesics, and resting. A simple test is to try to lift something with your palm up vs your palm down. If lifting with your palm down causes pain and this is not tender lifting with your palm up the problem is the epicondylitis. If you have any bruising or pain on the front part of the elbow another possibility would be an avulsion of the biceps. If that is the case seek care asap as it would need a surgical repair. This opinion is no substitute for a medical encouter. Consult your doctor for a full assessment. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R.Elbow hurts when I extend my arm in all directions and bend my arm. Car accident 3yrs ago, r.Shoulder injured. Why is elbow hurting all of a sudden?
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?
After falling over and landing on my elbow I can't fully extend my arm, should I give this a while to heal by itself?
Elbow extension: No, go get it checked out and x-rayed. It could be something treatable now, and not treatable later. Read more
See md: From your history pain and the inability to fully extend your elbow for a period of time suggests bone spurs in the back of the elbow and/ or loose bodies (olecranon fossa). This is esp. Common in pitchers and other overhead athletes (in college and professional pitchers it is termed valgus extension overload-veos).If it is transient and u are not a ' thrower' u may have synovitis... Seeors. Read more
I fell on my left side weeks ago and hurt my arm and I'm still unable to extend my elbow without severe pain?
I ma presuming you have had Xrays of the arm taken and no fracture was detected? If so, ligament/cartilage injury can cause inflammatory response with pain after such injuries, that can last several weeks.
Pl use heat or water aerobics which usually help in such cases, besides OTC anti-inflammatory agents. Read more
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
Can you get a pinched never if your elbow was out of place? It's been 5 months and I still can't make a fist with arm extended or lift
Elbow. I: Of course but proper term is nerve impingement or crowding. All 3 nerves to hand- ulcer, radial and median nerve pass thru elbow. So consult family dr. Or neurologist. You can be tested with EMG and nc (nerve conduction) studies to determine which nerve is involved. Nerves have 3 functions- sensation to bone, skin but most importaint is motor power-makes muscles work. Is forearm smaller than o. Read more
Fell three weeks ago landed on my arm, it was swollen a couple days and a little black and blue, arm still hurt arm does not hurt if at 90 degree angle but when I extend arm or bring in less than 90 degree angle arm hurt at front crease part of elbow
You: You could try simple measures such as over-the-counter medication, like Ibuprofen or aleve; however, it seems to me that it might be worth your while to seek additional input from your primary care physician. Three weeks is a rather lengthy time to have persistent loss of motion of the elbow. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When I extend my right arm, it feels like my main vein is being stretched or pulled. It bulges out a little too. This is on the inside of my elbow.
Not to worry: Veins are very flexible, and it's not going to damage a vein by using the full normal range of motion of the elbow. Nerves have a lot more resistance to tension though and can be stretched to the point of sending pain signals as is the case with sciatica in the leg. Tendons and ligaments also can be stretched to the point of causing pain which improves with gently progressive stretching exercises. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When my arm is bent, I have red patches and bumps on my elbow, when my arm is extended it looks like multiple white bumps close together. Not itchy.
Examination: This can't be diagnosed without actual examination. Read more
I had a venipuncture on my right arm on 3/11/16. My inner elbow still hurts and it hurts when I extend and flex my arm. There is also a bit of swelling?
I was putting away a bix of bread st work when I extended my arm my elbow popped. And now I have a pain going down into my last 2 fingers. Could have.?
Fell off my bike, hit both palms with full force, elbow hurts and can't fully extend arm and elbow discolored, , wrists slightly swollen, why elbow?
It is common to break your elbow in such a fall
please get your elbows checked out with an xray. Read more
I fell on my arm while riding my bike today, I can move my wrist and fingers just fine, but my elbow. I can't extend it fully or touch my shoulders.
A week ago playing dodgeball I tripped and braced myself with my left arm. Shooting pains in my elbow. It still hurts and I can't fully extend my arm.
You may have a: Fracture at the elbow. See a Dr and get an xray of your elbow immediately. Read more
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