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Elbow Pain (Overview)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper arm to the forearm.


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The inside of my elbow hurts whenever I bench press/how many days should I take off?

The inside of my elbow hurts whenever I bench press/how many days should I take off?

It depends: Its either medial epicondylitis, a type of tendonitis involving the forearm flexors or else cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. Rest it for a week and apply ice 10-15 minutes 2-3 times a day and take an anti-inflammatory like Ibuprofen or naproxen. If it keeps hurting see a doctor for x-rays. ...Read more

Elbow Pain (Overview)

Discomfort or soreness to varying degrees at the joint that joins the upper arm to the forearm.


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The inside of my elbow hurts when I bend it what could it be. I recently hyper extended it?

The inside of my elbow hurts when I bend it what could it be. I recently hyper extended it?

Muscle Strain: Likely strain (small tear) of muscle or tendon. You will notice tenderness, but not severe pain, or major swelling. Limit additional stress to joint for now. If not improving, over time. Seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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Inside of my elbow hurts when moving it?

Inside of my elbow hurts when moving it?

Might 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

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Inside of my elbow hurts when moving it. How to treat this pain?

Inside of my elbow hurts when moving it. How to treat this pain?

Golfer's elbow: "golfer's" elbow is one of the most common causes of pain on the inside of the elbow. It is due to an inflamation of a muscle group that has its origin on the inner elbow/humerus. Anti inflammatory rx and rest from the activity can help. Physical therapy and at times injects are necessary, surgery is uncommon. Other causes include arthritis, and neutritis. Have a doc sort it out. ...Read more

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My inside elbow hurts 3 weeks after donating blood. It feels like they must have hit a nerve. Should I do anything about it?

My inside elbow hurts 3 weeks after donating blood. It feels like they must have hit a nerve. Should I do anything about it?

Visible changes?: If there are no visible changes it may require time for the area to heal. Soft tissue injuries sometimes respond to goth kola or cnetellia asiatacia which speeds up healing. ...Read more

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Hit my elbow and it bruised. Bruise is now gone but there is a lump on the inside of my elbow. It still hurts, but it itches really bad. Is that normal?

Hit my elbow and it bruised. Bruise is now gone but there is a lump on the inside of my elbow. It still hurts, but it itches really bad. Is that normal?

Not exactly: Sound like you have developed a condition called "Olecranon bursitis, " commonly known as "baker's elbow." This is due to increase synovial fluid collection in the Olecranon bursa as result of the initial injury to the area. It is body's response to injury and/or inflammation to the region. However, other possibilities, include: hematoma and infection, which needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Elbow hurts on a daily basis. Any suggestions?

Yes: Without knowing the patient's age, mode of onset, duration of symptoms, and other useful qualifiers, the best suggestion for daily elbow pain is to see your doctor in person. ...Read more

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My elbow hurts when I bend it. Why could this be?

My elbow hurts when I bend it. Why could this be?

Tendinitis.: It could be as simple as elbow tendinitis, or there could be something wrong inside the joint. See an orthopedic elbow specialist. ...Read more

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My elbow hurts when I fully stretch. What did I do?

My elbow hurts when I fully stretch. What did I do?

It depends: If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. Both should be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, but if it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more

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My elbow hurts after bench press. What should I do?

My elbow hurts after bench press. What should I do?

Elbow pain: Ice the elbow, use a bigger grip on the bar and take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory as directed. You probably have elbow tendinitis. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my elbow hurts when I bend it?

Don't bend it!: If it hurts, don't do it! Pain in the elbow with movement can have lots of causes including problems in the joint or tendinitis. If you have no history of joint problems, it may be tennis elbow. See an orthopedic surgeon if rest and ice and anti-inflammatories over-the-counter do not help. Avoid anything that aggravates the pain. ...Read more

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Why my outer elbow hurts after working out or bend it?

Most common: Most common cause of pain over outer aspect of elbow is tennis elbow. There are other less common causes too. Try a brief period of activity modification, maybe try some anti-inflammatory medication, even ice. If symptoms fail to improve, see an upper extremity specialist for a formal evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have an achy pain in left elbow hurts to touch and move what could it be?

I have an achy pain in left elbow hurts to touch and move what could it be?

Depends: Is there any discoloration or swelling. Is the pain present if you extend your elbow and try and lift something. If this is the case then the odds are that it is a tendonitis issue. If it does not cause pain when you try and lift something then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my elbow hurts while in a stable position and worse bent?

What does it mean if my elbow hurts while in a stable position and worse bent?

It depends: If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. Both should be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, but if it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more

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My elbow hurts to the point where I cannot bend anymone. Know any way to stop the pain?

Nsaids/tylenol: Over the counter analgesics my help but is sounds like your past this
there are a number of causes of you elbow pain from lat./med. Epicondylosis to arthritis of you elbow
sounds like you need to see you local hand surgeon for an evaluation which should include x-rays. ...Read more

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My elbow hurts when I lean on it, reddish bumpy dots on it for years. I scratch them a lot. What is it?

My elbow hurts when I lean on it, reddish bumpy dots on it for years. I scratch them a lot. What is it?

See below: Rash could be any cause
however scratching will irritate the skin and cause chronic rash and pain. Try not scratch. Long sleeve shirt
triamcinalone 0.1 % ointment from doc. ...Read more

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Elbow pain? I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when I extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Elbow pain? I've had a pain in my right elbow for over a month and it only hurts when I extend it. It makes a cracking noise when extended?

Not the usual: Usually not unless it has been complicated by other problems.
The only I could explain this if you bone disease happen when you were younger and we see the sequence.
Unless you had recent injury to the elbow?
Go and have x-ray on the elbow and see.
Good holiday. ...Read more

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Elbow hurts when arm is fully extended?

Elbow hurts when arm is fully extended?

Olecranon Bursitis: This could represent olecranon bursitis. Try anti-inflammatories, resting the elbow and go and see your doctor to confirm the diagnosis. Sometimes antibiotics are needed as well and sometimes it is necessary to drain the bursa with a needle. ...Read more