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Sore Elbow After Lifting Weights
Stop lifting: First step would be to simply stop lifting weights for a few days to allow the soreness to resolve. Keep in mind that if you are lifting regularly, a little soreness is normal and it would be ok to continue lifting. However, if the soreness is persistent or worsening, you may want to see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Burn on my elbow that's now healed but if I put any weight in it I'm in agony it's so sore what could it be?
Well: Score tissue or inflamed or sensory nerves. See your primary care physician in person for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I have a lump on the inside of my arm near the elbow. It is about an inch in diameter and is not sore. I work regularly with weights and wonder if that could be the problem. It has been there about three weeks and has not gotten any larger.
Possible cyst: A lump needs to be seen by a physician before a diagnosis can be made. It's quite possible that you have a benign lesion like a cyst, but you'll have to go to a physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Pain free: You should wait until your elbow is pain free before you start lifting weights. If lifting weights bothers your elbow, you should stop or modify the exercises. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon is your symptoms persist. ...Read more
Hello, my left arm and elbow have a sharp pain that seemed to have evolved from lifting weights. In certain lifting positions, much pain. What to do?
See below: You should see a provider for an evaluation. ...Read more
Why does my outer elbow hurt when I try to straighten my arm? I was lifting weights could that be the reason?
I had a crack in my elbow 6 months ago and I joined a gym and I m lifting weights and I have a little pain would lifting weight worsen my elobow?
That would be quite unlikely after 6 months post injury
if problems continue you may need to have the elbow reevaluated. ...Read more
Probable: Must follow up with your surgeon, every patient will have different outcomes. Have them clear you for workouts. ...Read more
I am suffering from a tennis elbow on the left arm. Can I continue my weight training workouts? 2 weeks ago I ve done 6 fysio sessions but still hurts
I began weight training again. I think I've hurt my elbow. Feels strained and keeps clicking occasionally. Can't train now. What can I do to aid recovery?
Persistent aching sensation in my elbow that radiates to my grip. Believe it's 'tennis elbow.' I weight lift. What can I do to home treat?
Time/ rest / hot and cold applications / a tennis elbow brace can usually get one at a sporting goods dealer
try wrapping it with plastic food wrap at nite several layers / keeps in the body heat and increases the blood supply can help with healing / these take awhile to heal sorry to say ...Read more
Have cubital tunnel syndrome both elbows? Its mild, using elbow splints daily, is it ok to do weight training (free weights) or will make worse?
Is there anything I can do to keep my joints (elbows, knees) from feeling achy when lifting weights?
Stretch, warm up: Just common sense things like good stretching beforehand (although there's not good data that stretching provides performance benefit in weight lifting), and not starting with your max weights. If you're joints are aching after every lift session, it's your body's way of telling you you're either lifting too much, too frequently or both. ...Read more
May be tendonitis: A person who gets a numbness, soreness, or tenderness (to pressing on it) where the muscles attach near the elbow may have tendonitis. . . But he will usually know what caused it. The cause is overuse of the arm during the past day or two. Icing the sore spot and taking some Motrin can help. He can wrap the sore area with an over-the-counter elastic band, which will spread the muscle's force out. ...Read more
Give it time: Bruising of the soft tissues can occur even after minor trauma as you have described. Give the sore arm some time and it should heal normally. Use of ice initially should also help. ...Read more
Have those examined: Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) and medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow) are among the most common causes of elbow pain. The pain will be around the bony prominences called epicondyles. Frequently patients will have pain in their elbow when they make a fist. It's common in epicondylitis. You may try ice, nsaids (ibuprofen/naproxen), a tennis elbow band. If none works, see your doc. ...Read more
You are describing OLECRANON BURSITIS a swelling of the bursa or fluid filled "sack" which allows the tendons around the elbow to work "smoothly". Sometimes this needs draining this consultation with an orthopedist is indicated if it does not resolve with ICE and COMPRESSION (Ace bandage)
Hope this helps
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Elbows always look bruised but aren't dry ar sore have not hurt them ao what might be causeing this?
Red elbows: Some people have redness of the skin on the elbows from leaning on them at a desk or table. There is no padding as the skin is thin and stretched over the bone. Try avoiding pressure on your elbows to see if that bruised appearance lessens. ...Read more
My arm has been hurting at the elbow for 2 weeks. It's sore/stiff, hurting when bent or stretched. What may have caused this, and what should I do?
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I have pain in my left elbow when I straighten it, and it is sore to the touch. What do you think it is?
This can get complicated because there are many scenarios to consider - did you fall on it, etc. In addition, it is also important where your pain or soreness is.
If the elbow is sore in the back, then it is most likely a bursitis. If it is sore in the center then it may be arthritis.
I would have an orthopedic surgeon evaluate the elbow. ...Read more
I have a sore on my elbow which heals up then comes back after a couple of days, and its starting to weep and crusts over?
I whacked my elbow really hard on the corner of a wall and it went really tingly and sore. Can what I did cause it to be broken?
Probably not: You would need an exam to determine the best possible diagnosis for any "bumps" on your elbow, but generally speaking, elbow lesions are not usually associated with cold sores. Best wishes. ...Read more
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