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After playing basketball, my arm hurts from my fingertips up to my elbow. Does this sound serious?
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David Miller
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In brief: Ulnar nerve pain?
It sounds like you might have some inflammation of your ulnar nerve.
This is the thick cord in your elbow that you hit and call your "funny bone." irritating this can cause the sort of pain pattern you are describing. It might be worth getting checked out with your doc if ice, rest and nsaids doesn't calm it down.

In brief: Ulnar nerve pain?
It sounds like you might have some inflammation of your ulnar nerve.
This is the thick cord in your elbow that you hit and call your "funny bone." irritating this can cause the sort of pain pattern you are describing. It might be worth getting checked out with your doc if ice, rest and nsaids doesn't calm it down.
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