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Remedies For Limited Elbow Extension
Exfoliation: Often times the skin on the elbows becomes darker because it's thicker and dry. Using a physical exfoliant (something with a microbead) along with a chemical exfoliant (like a glycolic or lactic acid) can help to remove the thick, dry skin. Using a good emollient cream can also help with the dry skin. I like AmLactin as a good over the counter lactic acid lotion. ...Read more
Yes...it can..BUT...: The better question to ask is whether or not the body can repair the ulnar nerve better than another intervention such as physical therapy, medication, or surgery. The fact is, it really depends on what you mean by suggesting it is DAMAGED. Was it traumatized by a stretch or penetrating injury? Is it being compressed at the elbow or elsewhere? Are there metabolic problems affecting this nerve? ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a pinched nerve in my elbow? It only hurts when i bend it or move it in a certain way
Observation: A pinched nerve specifically in the elbow is usually an ulnar neuropathy. This refers to the build up of scar right around the nerve as it passes through the elbow. This is exacerbated by constant repetitive movements. The best treatment initially is avoiding these movements so the inflammation and scar can decrease. Also avoiding pressure directly on that area. If no improvement, further tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell on my elbow and scratched it badly. It's very painful and a little swollen. Is ice the best treatment? If not what?
I've had 'clicky' elbows since i was 14, which are often painful. I've been told i'll grow out of it - but i haven't. diangosis ideas? Treatment options?
BE careful regarding: "grow out" and painful conditions/while there are growth issues it is hard to specifically answer this but many things can cause clicking from a normal physiologic click, mild laxity in a joint or a slight alteration in anatomy, or nerve or tendon issues. But if it is long standing. The main issue is if one has pain then: need to get evaluated, likely get some xrays and go from there. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Overuse inflammation: Tennis elbow, aka lateral epicondylitis, is inflammation of the origin of the wrist extensor tendons. These muscles start on the outside of the elbow and go past the wrist. We use these muscles all day, everyday. Little injuries usually heal during rest. If they don't heal 100%, these little injuries add up over time. Adequate treatment should result in full recovery, a normal feel. ...Read more
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