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Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Can ulnar nerve entrapment cause shooting pain in elbow?

Yes: Classically it causes numbness and shocking pain from elbow to hand bur have heard this described esp with subluxating ulnar nerve. ...Read more

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Elbow Pain (Definition)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper ...Read more


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Fall on l/arm during football, shooting pain in elbow when straightened, no swelling and no bruising as far as I can see what should I do?

Fall on l/arm during football, shooting pain in elbow when straightened, no swelling and no bruising as far as I can see what should I do?

Elbow: Could be problem with ulnar nerve if after reasonable period of time still present need to have primary care or ortho evaluate ...Read more

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The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

The joints in my left hand are stiff and sore, wrist is also somewhat sore, and shooting pain up to my elbow. 
Pain is aching, though may burn in am.

carpel tunnel : It sounds like a repetitive stress injury such as carpel tunnel syndrome. You must ice the area, take nsaids, and avoid the stressful use of that hand. If all else fails, see a hand doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

Sharp shooting pain in right elbow ?

How long: How long? We all get aches and shooting pains from time to time. I tell people not to think about it too much as it will make it worse. But if its been going on for 6 weeks or more than it is probably worth looking into. ...Read more

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Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist. Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Large lump at the top of my arm, with intermittent shooting pain through my elbow and wrist.  Can a lipoma cause pain or is this something more?

Nerve compression: The shooting pain through your elbow and wrist could be related to a compressed nerve. Ok to check with your doc for an exam and opinion about that lump and whether it is causative. ...Read more

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I have shooting pain in left elbow. Terrible random pain. Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade? Worried about heart.

I have shooting pain in left elbow.  Terrible random pain.  Also shooting pain and dull ache in left shoulder blade?  Worried about heart.

See answer: At your age, a myocardial infarction would be unlikely. I see you have anxiety and panic attacks, that would be the more likely cause of your pains. However, if you are concerned, you should see a doctor for full evaluation. ...Read more

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I work a desk job & have started to get a aching/shooting pain in my elbow where it would rest on a desk. Is this tennis elbow? I'm also doubjointed.

I work a desk job & have started to get a aching/shooting pain in my elbow where it would rest on a desk. Is this tennis elbow? I'm also doubjointed.

See orthopedist: Tennis elbow pain is along the outside of the elbow which is worse with gripping such as a gallon of milk. Pain at the back of the elbow may be due to irritation of the ulnar nerve (funny bone), bursitis, bone spur etc. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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Pain started in middle finger and is now shooting pain up through elbow, recently had surgery to take out thyroid ant this is the arm that I v was in.

This is going to: take a good neurological assessment to sort out. EMG changes don't show up until at least two weeks after the onset of a problem. NCV abnormality may be apparent right away. Both studies are typically done at the same time. Best of luck with this problem. ...Read more