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Can elbow tendonitis cause weakness in hand and arm? Experiencing these symptoms after taking time off gym over 2 months. MRI came back normal

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Dr. Robert Sterling
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: FreaknessOfWeakness

Not directly. But any significant pain in an area of such frequent use (i.
e. the elbow joint) will cause compensatory motions that tend to decrease the overall work load. This can be almost imperceptible but adds up over time, especially if you ditch gym for two months. This is where physical therapy could help: a program of specific graded exercises to get you back in shape with minimal pain.

In brief: FreaknessOfWeakness

Not directly. But any significant pain in an area of such frequent use (i.
e. the elbow joint) will cause compensatory motions that tend to decrease the overall work load. This can be almost imperceptible but adds up over time, especially if you ditch gym for two months. This is where physical therapy could help: a program of specific graded exercises to get you back in shape with minimal pain.
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes this can.

This may well be an epicondylitis and can make the arm very painful and numb.
What are you doing in the gym? Are you lifting weights or doing repetitive exercise I would recommend you see an ortho for further dx and then get the doc to recommend alternate exercise to prevent recurrence.

In brief: Yes this can.

This may well be an epicondylitis and can make the arm very painful and numb.
What are you doing in the gym? Are you lifting weights or doing repetitive exercise I would recommend you see an ortho for further dx and then get the doc to recommend alternate exercise to prevent recurrence.
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