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Doctor insights on: Sore Lump On Inside Elbow Joint

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Soft lump on outside of elbow joint?

Lump on elbow: One thing that comes to mind is a bursitis. This is an inflammation of the bursa - a small fluid filled sack that lines some joints. The bursa can get inflamed due to trauma, overuse or infection. It's not always painful, but can present as a soft lump on the outside of the elbow. Standard treatment includes nsaids, ice, compression, avoidance of trauma and sometimes drainage and antibiotics. ...Read more

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My right elbow joint is sore on the inside, and as soon as l start using my mouse, my hand goes numb. Why is this happening?

My right elbow joint is sore on the inside, and as soon as l start using my mouse, my hand goes numb. Why is this happening?

Nerve compression: Pain in the elbow associated with hand numbness. Specifically the pinky and ring fingers can be caused by cubical tunnel syndrome or pressure of the ulnar nerve at the elbow. Other causes of hand numbness include carpal tunnel syndrome which is pressure on the median nerve in the hand. Suggest seeing a hand surgeon and getting an emg. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to treat the feeling of 'air' in my elbow joint? 2 days of aching getting worse.

What can I do at home to treat the feeling of 'air' in my elbow joint? 2 days of aching getting worse.

Plan: The firs of all your elbow need rest for a whiles. Then in pharmacy you can buy a elbow holder/ splint and put it on for daily activity. For night time buy any joint ointment/cream. At the same time set up the appointment with doctor and may be you need XRay. ...Read more

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I have a dull ache im my left arm its always around my elbow joint on the inside of my arm sometimes its around my shoulder and biceps and palm?

I have a dull ache im my left arm its always around my elbow joint on the inside of my arm sometimes its around my shoulder and biceps and palm?

Need a checkup: Pain in the areas that you describe may be due to a problem in the cervical spine - the origin of the nerves that supply the areas that hurt. To get a specific answer and proper treatment, you need to see your physician ...Read more

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How long can I expect pain and stiffness in my elbow joint after being in a long arm cast for 6 weeks?

How long can I expect pain and stiffness in my elbow joint after being in a long arm cast for 6 weeks?

Could take a while: 6 weeks is a long time for your elbow to be immobilized. You are young. With some physical therapy and time, I would expect you should regain most of your motion. ...Read more

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What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

What causes your elbow joint to crack when you try to hyperextend your arm?

Normal anatomy: It's normal anatomy and physiology for this to happen, especially as we get older. Not to worry. ...Read more

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Have you done an elbow joint replacement? How long?

Have you done an elbow joint replacement? How long?

Yes 30 years: I perform ten to twelve elbow replacements or rereplacements per year. ...Read more

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Can cortisone injections to elbow cause avascular necrosis of elbow? I had 4 injections. Last two to elbow joint

Can cortisone injections to elbow cause avascular necrosis of elbow? I had 4 injections. Last two to elbow joint

Not common: Usually avn of any joint is due 2 oral steroids or im injections on a long term basis, also etoh abuse. The intra articular injections repeatedly into a joint cause permanent damage 2 the articular cartilage of the joint. ...Read more

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Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Why does my elbow joint feels like it is on fire when I use my arm?

Brachioradial: It is possible that you have developed brachioradial pruritus which is itching/burning secondary to a pinched nerve. ...Read more

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How long does it take an elbow joint fracture to heal?

How long does it take an elbow joint fracture to heal?

It depend: On the kind fracture you have some take 6-8 weeks some take few month, also it depend if you developed complication or not. ...Read more

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Tingle in finger and stiff shoulder on right side pain in elbow joint and shoulder pain

Let me help you: It sound you problem in the neck area to have all these symptoms, or combinations of shoulder problem and neck problem ask you doctor for to check it out. ...Read more

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My elbow joint cracks with mild pain. Its difficult for me to adjust, what to do?

Need to be evaluated: Difficulty moving your elbow with pain needs to be investigated to make sure that there is no other pathology ...Read more

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My elbow joint hurts from lifting weight. What can I use, it's bothering me a lot.

My elbow joint hurts from lifting weight. What can I use, it's bothering me a lot.

Heat and ice: Heat alternating with ice, NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, and rest help. If the pain persists, see your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint and less triceps strenght than right side when working out. Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Had a semi torn triceps 8 years ago, still have cracking elbow joint and less triceps strenght than right side when working out. Is there a fix will it remain like this 4 ever?

Likely: Depending on the degree of tearing, this might not be easily fixable. Tendon transfers do exist around the elbow, but they are contingent on near normal muscle function. After eight years some of your muscle tissue has likely been replaced by fatty tissue due to the lack of stimulation of the triceps caused by the tear. This may not be recoverable. ...Read more

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Rt elbow joint hurts when doing things such as wiping eyeglasses or cleaning tables etc. I'm LT handed but do some things w Rt hand. Cause?

Rt elbow joint hurts when doing things such as wiping eyeglasses or cleaning tables etc. I'm LT handed but do some things w Rt hand. Cause?

Inflammation?: It needs to be checked by your Family Doctor. Needs to be examined and if indicated may need imaging like X-ray or MRI.there might be an inflammatory process like olecranon Bursitis, golfer's elbow or arthritis etc ...Read more

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I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should I go and see someone about it?

I have growths in my elbow joint that have spread and have grown in size. They are causing pain and numbness. Should I go and see someone about it?

Of course you should: I think you already know the answer to this question - of course you should. The question is why have you waited this long? Please make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible that that you can start taking steps to resolve this problem. ...Read more

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Left outer elbow joint very painful (tennis elbow)? Hurting for sometime and now pain inside of upper arm to armpit. Why? Sometimes burning pain.

Left outer elbow joint very painful (tennis elbow)? Hurting for sometime and now pain inside of upper arm to armpit. Why? Sometimes burning pain.

Suggestions: Hard to pin down just one answer here, as you could possess an extensor tendinitis associated with peripheral nerve compression at elbow or even shoulder. Could consider thoracic outlet syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome or even radial nerve problem. See orthopedic surgeon, maybe get EMG study, and find out what is present so that therapy will be focused. ...Read more

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What does "increased marrow signal in proximal radial diaphysis and distal humerus is most likely due to artifact" mean in reference to an elbow joint?

What does "increased marrow signal in proximal radial diaphysis and distal humerus is most likely due to artifact" mean in reference to an elbow joint?

Nothing: This sounds like an MRI report. Firstly, most MRIs of the elbow are done without a good reason and are not helpful. For example in you case it has raised concerns about something that is nothing.

An artifact is a false image that does not add diagnostic info or is misleading. ...Read more

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Muscular pain in my right arm and elbow joint. Seen a doctor who prescribed analgesics, it lasted for 2 month. What're the possible problems?

If: It is the medial or lateral epicondyle, these take a long time to heal. Rest, ice, topical anti-inflammatory, ace band should help. If pain subsides, strengthen forearms muscle with light weights. (assuming you can bend arm normally). ...Read more

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My left hand quivers and shakes when I lift something. Heavy or not. Also I get a pain in the muscle in my arm and in my elbow joint when I lift.?

My left hand quivers and shakes when I lift something. Heavy or not. Also I get a pain in the muscle in my arm and in my elbow joint when I lift.?

Tendinitis: You may be anxious from the pain of tendinitis
Reassure your self
Do graded exercises
Take medicine like Aleve 500mg 2x a day after food for 2-4 weeks ...Read more

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My left shoulder is weaker because for 6 months I hade a cast on for a fracture on my elbow joint?

Normal: I do not see a question here. But, your report of what happens when an extremity is casted is definitely normal. ...Read more

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Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too.?

Left side- face, jaw, neck, shoulder, and elbow "joint" pain with some specific sight swelling, and redness as well as feverish to the touch AND this has presented the same type symptoms in other "joints" on right side too.?

Autoimmune or infect: Your symptoms could represent either an autoimmune disorder like Lupus or scleroderma or an infectious process like Lyme disease. These are just examples. You need to see a good internet to get blood tests and perhaps X-rays and have a through examination. Your internist could then refer you further if needed. If symptoms now, go to MD now. ...Read more

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Tingle in right hand and finger tips, sharp pain in neck area when I lower my head also pain in elbow joint and shoulder blade all on right side.

Cerivical radiculiti: Sounds like you have a herniated disc or pinched nerve in your neck. Reproduction of the pain and numbness while bending your neck to the affected side is called a positive "spurling's sign". Your shoulder blade pain is also characteristic of this. Would start with some otc antiiflams and if pain persists or weakness develops in hand or numbness persists would seek attention. ...Read more

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Pointer & mid finger and elbow joint pain bilaterally for month, +ANA, -RF (6 mo ago). 200 Plaquinil daily and restasis for dry eye. Voltaren (diclofenac) bid for?

Pointer & mid finger and elbow joint pain bilaterally for month, +ANA, -RF (6 mo ago). 200 Plaquinil daily and restasis for dry eye. Voltaren (diclofenac) bid for?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) is a brand name for Diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken or applied to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic to reduce pain. It sounds as if it may have been prescribed to help with the pain and inflammation of arthritis. Call your prescribing physician's office to confirm. ...Read more

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Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?

Painful lump r armpit 49 f dental hygienist general aching r arm numb fingers r wrist neck bicep thumb middle & ring joint swelling on & off 3-4 month?

Cervical pressure: This could be related to pressure on your cervical vertebrae, if the nerve is under pressure it could send numbing sensation into your arms and fingers, it is affecting you r side. You need to see an orthopedic surgeon and get it diagnosed properly. Hope you get better. ...Read more