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Both elbows stiff, painful, left is mild, right is more severe. NOT swollen. Had blood test recently, no RA antibodies. Painful to straighten.

Both elbows stiff, painful, left is mild, right is more severe.  NOT swollen.  Had blood test recently, no  RA antibodies. Painful to straighten.

Could be a simple --: problem like Tennis Elbows. Take some pain meds, do stretching exercises, as much as you can, Use an Elbow straps, both sides and try straightening them out with gentle exercises 3-4 times a day for 5 minutes each time. If not improving with these then seeing an Orthopedist would be beneficial. Good Luck. ...Read more

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My husband has a circular part on his elbow that is full of swollen circles. When popped, a creme like substance oozes from them. It is very painful.

My husband has a circular part on his elbow that is full of swollen circles. When popped, a creme like substance oozes from them. It is very painful.

Go see your/his doc: Abscesses are pus pockets that can occur anywhere on body. Best to go see family doc regarding his condition, especially if any redness and/or fever/sweats/chills. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have a swollen painful in elbow. Please help?

What do you suggest if I have a swollen painful in elbow. Please help?

Elbow compress: If you do not think it is infection, ice and elevate. Try a compression wrap and rest it. If it is hot and red or if you have fevers or chills, get it looked at immediately. ...Read more

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My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

Swollen elbow: May be a number of things including bursitis from trauma local skin infection or more serious injury and arthritis. Would be advisable to see physician and get both eyes and hands on to make diagnosis. ...Read more

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My forearm has been hurting for a week.. From the elbow to my wrist.. It feels swollen and very painful. What could this be?

My forearm has been hurting for a week.. From the elbow to my wrist.. It feels swollen and very painful.  What could this be?

Forearm pain: Any numbness or tingling is arm & 4th & 5th fingers? Any history of injury to elbow? Do u rest elbows on hard surface often? May be ulnar nerve compression or entrapment. See fp or neurologist for exam & testing. Try using NSAID for pain & inflammation; apply ice off & on; avoid resting elbows on firm surfaces. ...Read more

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I fell on my elbow and scratched it badly. It's very painful and a little swollen. Is ice the best treatment? If not what?

I fell on my elbow and scratched it badly. It's very painful and a little swollen. Is ice the best treatment? If not what?

Clean it: Make sure that the wound is clean. An infection could make things a lot worse. If there is significant pain in the joint or in the bone then this may need to be looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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My dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. it started today. Is this an emergency?

My dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. it started today. Is this an emergency?

Likely: A swollen and painful joint with fever can indicate infection. It should be evaluated in an ER where xrays or other tests can be done to determine nature of problem and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. it started today should I take him to the er?

What do you suggest if my dads elbow is swollen, painful and he says he feels feverish. it started today should I take him to the er?

It: May be simple inflammation or even an infection. Taking him to the ER will allow the doctor to determine this and the need for possible antibiotics if it's an infection ...Read more

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