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Elbow pain for over 2 weeks. Xrays neg. Still hurts. Why? Nerve damage? Tissue damage? Swollen and tender. No visible bruise.

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

Swelling denotes inflammation.
X-rays being negative means no fracture and you are too young to have osteoarthritis. The inflammation could be tendonitis, bursitis, or some type of inflammatory arthritis depending on where the swelling is located. See an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist if you have not received a diagnosis and plan at this point.

In brief: Inflammation

Swelling denotes inflammation.
X-rays being negative means no fracture and you are too young to have osteoarthritis. The inflammation could be tendonitis, bursitis, or some type of inflammatory arthritis depending on where the swelling is located. See an orthopedic surgeon or a rheumatologist if you have not received a diagnosis and plan at this point.
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Dr. George Arcos
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Epicondylitis

Probably over-use syndrome called epicondylitis.
This can occur on the inside or outside of the elbow (golf ears , tennis elbow). Any lifting or turning of the arm can provoke severe pain. The elbow will be verytenderto touch and swollen. See an orthopedic doc or pain mangement doc treatments include acupuncture, physical therapy, deep heat. Ultrasound , estim, steroid injection. You should brace.

In brief: Epicondylitis

Probably over-use syndrome called epicondylitis.
This can occur on the inside or outside of the elbow (golf ears , tennis elbow). Any lifting or turning of the arm can provoke severe pain. The elbow will be verytenderto touch and swollen. See an orthopedic doc or pain mangement doc treatments include acupuncture, physical therapy, deep heat. Ultrasound , estim, steroid injection. You should brace.
Dr. George Arcos
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Dr. Joseph Gregorace
This also could be ulnar neuropathy. A consult with a Physiatrist(Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) specialist is recommended.
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You

You could also have an inflammatory arthritis such as gout or RA as well.
. See a rheumatologist if it persists.

In brief: You

You could also have an inflammatory arthritis such as gout or RA as well.
. See a rheumatologist if it persists.
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