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Throbbing pain R elbow to upper arm. No tingling. Had for over 3 weeks. Help!

Throbbing pain R elbow to upper arm. No tingling. Had for over 3 weeks. Help!

Can't diagnose: With available info. But this could be an inflammatory condition like bursitis or tendonitis. Your doctor should be able to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Hope the pain improves soon. ...Read more

Elbow Pain (Definition)

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


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What causes a shoulder to pop? My shoulder popped and now is extremely painful. I am unable to raise my arm up high. Throbbing pain to the elbow.

What causes a shoulder to pop? My shoulder popped and now is extremely painful. I am unable to raise my arm up high. Throbbing pain to the elbow.

Shoulder: Could be various reasons including osteoarthritis, rotator cuff etc. If persists need to start with X-ray If no contradiction ok to take ibuprofen 800mg 3 times a day for a week and low heating pad and rest it for few days ...Read more

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I have a throbbing pain in my elbow that comes and goes. It's quite painful, and I did not injure my arm nor have tennis elbow. What could cause this?

I have a throbbing pain in my elbow that comes and goes. It's quite painful, and I did not injure my arm nor have tennis elbow. What could cause this?

Many things are part: Of the elbow, thus many things can hurt too. Bone, tendon, joint, nerve, blood vessel, skin all can be a source of pain. Tendonitis is a common cause, as is ligament or joint irritation. But the take home answer is anything that gets a nerve supply (which is everything) can be a source of pain. Hand surgeons can offer diagnosis & rx for this very complex region. ...Read more

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Have a throbbing pain above right elbow and throbbing pain in right hand along with a throbbing pain in right side of chest?

Have a throbbing pain above right elbow and throbbing pain in right hand along with a throbbing pain in right side of chest?

Have an exam: You might know of an activity or accident that might be at the root of this, but have an exam and see if there is anything you can do to optimize the recovery time and end point. Best! ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in arm between elbow and wrist, no accidents or trauma to it. I was wondering what this could be a sign of?

Possibilities: There are a number of conditions that could cause pain here, such as a sprain/strain, pronator syndrome, a cyst, etc. It would be reasonable to watch it for a few days and try an NSAID, and then see a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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My right hand is numb tingling in the fingertips with throbing pain up to elbow no numbness anywhere else any ideas?

My right hand is numb tingling in the fingertips with throbing pain up to elbow no numbness anywhere else any ideas?

Hard to say: There are many possible causes, but probably the most common are carpal tunnel syndrome (which is a pinching of the median nerve at the wrist), a pinched nerve in the neck, or a neuropathy. Usually a detailed exam and possibly a nerve conduction test can tell what the diagnosis is and what her options are. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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16+2 preg. Age 31. Throbbing intermittent pain in right elbow. Little bit tender to touch. Had for several weeks. What could it be?

First guess: My first guess is tennis elbow (aka lateral epicondylitis), which is repeated intermittent pain on the outside of the elbow, particularly with movement, repetitive movements, or lifting heavier things. It can become tender. Pain may also occur when you grap or twist things. Use ice packs for 10-15 minutes when you feel the pain several times a day, try a forearm brace for the elbow, and Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I have a pain in my left arm by my elbow. The pain throbs if my elbow is closed and shoots when it is open. I’m not sure where the exact problem is.?

I have a pain in my left arm by my elbow. The pain throbs if my elbow is closed and shoots when it is open. I’m not sure where the exact problem is.?

Elbow pain: Hi there. Pain as you described could be from the elbow joint or any structure in that area. Importantly you need to check with your Gp or physiology if the pain could also be from the nerve from the neck going down your arm which could be irritated or just tense as it travels through irritable muscles. Require an evaluation from your GP. Ensure that you stretch neck back and arm muscles..... ...Read more

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I have a throbing pain in my left elbow it hurts down to my fingers slightly swollen with weekness iget some weekness in my right hand ocassioally?

I have a throbing pain in my left elbow it hurts down to my fingers slightly swollen with weekness iget some weekness in my right hand ocassioally?

Possible tennis elbo: Your symptoms are suggestive of a tennis elbow. You do need to see a physician to confirm the diagnosis. Your physician will prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My left elbow is slightly swollen and it's hard to move/flex my elbow due to the throbbing pain. There's also a small bump of pus. How do I treat this?

My left elbow is slightly swollen and it's hard to move/flex my elbow due to the throbbing pain. There's also a small bump of pus. How do I treat this?

Take it to a Dr.: If there's pus and throbbing, it's an indication of infection. That's better addressed by a provider who can prescribe antibiotics if needed. Cleaning out the wound incompletely would just lead to having to deal with it later - so go to a clinic or your provider. It's a chance to discover the underlying cause (if not an injury) and deal with that too. Best! ...Read more

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Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried : (?

Day before I had chest pain and left arm feels dull throbbing pain. Today its all gone but left elbow feels bruised. It hurts to bend. I'm worried : (?

See a doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be serious. I would have a doctor examine you to check for possible causes. Pain in the elbow may or may not be a sign of a serious issue. ...Read more

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Intense, throbbing pain over outer aspect of forearm from hand midway up arm. Pain when rotate arm. Wakes from sleep. Travels up to elbow. Help!

Nerve pinch: Common entrapments of ulnar N at the elbow, cubital tunnel, syndrome, can cause this. Might also be a forearm entrapment at pronator teres. See an ortho or PMR doc to eval, this and get a correct diagnosis and treatment path. ...Read more

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Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?

Can disc degeneration in my neck cause severe elbow and back pain (no numbing or tingling, just achy, throbbing pain) I do have appt to see an ortho?

Absolutely: It can, and it sounds like you're on the right track with that oath appointment. Hope you start feeling better! ...Read more

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How to stop elbow pain?

How to stop elbow pain?

Stop playing tennis: Elbow pain would usually be caused by repetitive movements of the joint, causing tendonitis (inflammation of the tendon), hence the name, "tennis elbow." so reducing activities that exacerbate or cause pain should eliminate the problem. There are other causes of elbow pain that should be ruled out, if you cannot localize or discover a cause on examination. See your doctor to make sure! ...Read more

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What do I do for elbow pain?

What do I do for elbow pain?

Rest and ice: elbow pain can occur from a variety of different conditions. Initially try rest and ice. If the pain persists see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm having elbow pain what could cause this?

I'm having elbow pain what could cause this?

Depends: There are a lot of things that can cause elbow pain. The most common are tendinopathies such as medial or lateral epicondylitis. I would recommend you seek a physician who specializes in musculoskeletal medicine for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Elbow pain and pus?

Elbow pain and pus?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Shoulder and elbow pain?

Shoulder and elbow pain?

Many possibilities: Shoulder and elbow pain can be caused by a lot of things. The pain could be coming from local problems, such as tendonitis, bursitis or arthritis. The pain can also be referred from the neck due to a pinched nerve. Finally, although less likely, it could be due to an inflammatory condition. ...Read more

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Elbow pain when gripping?

Elbow pain when gripping?

Tennis elbow: The most common cause of elbow pain when gripping comes from lateral epicondytis or tennis elbow. The pain is on the outside part of the elbow right over the prominent bone than can be easily felt there. Usually goes away on its own but can also take several weeks or even months. Simple stretching can help sometimes an injection can help with the pain. ...Read more

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Elbow pain/does an MRI show anything?

Elbow pain/does an MRI show anything?

Elbow pain: The MRI may show nothing. Elbow pain without a fracture, torn tendon, torn ligament, muscle injury may show nothing. She your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does tennis elbow pain last?

How long does tennis elbow pain last?

Up to 1 year: Tennis elbow can be stubborn. Symptoms can last for up to 1 year or more. Fortunately, patience usually pays off. Non-op care is successful in 90% of cases. ...Read more

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Does acupuncture work well for elbow pain?

Does acupuncture work well for elbow pain?

Acupuncture: It can help if there is no structural abnormality, just inflammation ...Read more

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Chronic elbow pain when extending fingers.

Tennis elbow: Sounds like lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). Wearing a strap should help, sometimes an injection can become necessary. ...Read more

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How to treat elbow pain when I bend my arm?

How to treat elbow pain when I bend my arm?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Could a tear in the bicep cause medial elbow pain?

Could a tear in the bicep cause medial elbow pain?

Yes it could: A muscle strain or tear in the biceps could cause pain in the elbow. The biceps tendon inserts on the radial tuberosity of the radius bone of the proximal forearm. Biceps strains in young people generally cause pain where the muscle has been injured, however. So pain where u are describing it would be unusual. More commonly the flexor/ pronator muscle group would cause medial elbow pain. ...Read more

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How do I prevent my elbow pain in throwing baseball?

It depends: In a younger person, this could little league elbow and backdown of the elbow joint that can lead to long term elbow problems. 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. If it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can a baseball player cure shoulder, elbow pain?

How can a baseball player cure shoulder, elbow pain?

Individual: That is a tough question. It very much needs to be individualized. Especially since the forces that we put through the shoulder and elbow are so huge that very small problems become massive problems. Please see your friendly neighborhood sports medicine specialist. In general, adequate stretching, strengthening, and rest, is required for a successful thrower. ...Read more

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What can cause bad elbow pain while throwing a baseball?

Many causes: You could have arthritis in your elbow, a torn tendon or a torn ligament. You need to see a specialist in Orthopedics. ...Read more