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Elbow Pain

The elbow joint is the joint formed where the arm and the forearm meet. Elbow pain can occur due to overuse, muscle strain or sprain, and injury. Tennis elbow is the most common type of sports injury.

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What can I do to get rid of my left elbow pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have severe pain in the left elbow. I have attached the photo (the center point where I marked a circle). I am a housewife and have severe pain on my left hand even on lifting a small fry pan. I cannot lift pressure cookers. When lifting, pain becomes severe and feels like it moves d...  Read Full »

Dr. Patel Tejashkumar Govindbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Yes, it looks like a tennis elbow. In tennis elbow, common extensor muscle tendon attached to the outer side of elbow gets inflamed. And its name suggests that it is common in tennis players...  Read Full »

Why is there swelling and pain in elbow area after an accident?

Query: Hello doctor, I was involved in a car accident which my vehicle ran reverse on my left arm and got swelling and bruises all over my arm and now when I try to lay my arm down on something, there is a lot of pain in the elbow area and around the top of the elbow area and the doctor says there is noth...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There must be crushing of the tissues and what is called internal degloving and a collection of blood called a hematoma and that causes the part to be swollen and warm to touch. As long as there is no fracture then you do not need a plaster but a sling to rest the ar...  Read Full »

I hit my elbow and now have swelling and pain. How to make it better?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old, female. I hit my elbow at work the night before last, and it hurts to straighten my arm. I can do it, but it is painful. And randomly, I suddenly have shooting pain in my arm. It is swollen, and there is a small lump where I hit it. I also fractured my elbow in the s...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh C. G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history, it looks like a blunt injury with a hematoma at the site of the injury. I suggest getting an X-ray of the elbow to rule out a fresh fracture. If there is no fracture, then use an arm pouch and keep the elbow at 90 degrees flexion in the arm pou...  Read Full »

My knee and elbow joints have been paining for the past three months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My knee and elbow joints have been paining for three months, I have also been taking Calcium tablets for the last forty days regularly, but there is no relief in my condition. What should I do? Kindly advise me accordingly. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Mayank Khandelwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your joint pain. Unfortunately, you have posted your query under the wrong category. Orthodontist (dental specialty) looks for alignment of teeth and facial structures related to malalignments. Orthopedics (medical specialty) looks for issues related...  Read Full »

I had elbow joint pain after a tick bite from my pet dog. Is it due to Lyme disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I had elbow joint pain after encountering a tick bite, most probably from my pet dog. Could this be Lyme disease? How and where should I get tested? Is there any facility for testing it? If so, how much would it cost, and what would happen during the test? Is it curable?  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your elbow joint pain may or may not be related to Lyme disease from a dog tick bite. Untreated Lyme disease can produce a wide range of symptoms, depending on the stage of infection. These include fever, rash, facial paralysis, and inflammatory disease, including ar...  Read Full »

How to treat elbow pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have right arm elbow pain for few days now. I play table tennis and cricket. I got the pain after playing TT for longer duration. Do you suggest me to take x-ray? Please guide with some medication.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have got tennis elbow for that you need to take tablet Lyser-D (Diclofenac) twice a day for five days. Please consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him/her and take the medicine with consent. You should not play table tennis and cricket for the next seven days...  Read Full »

What is causing tingling sensations in my fingers and elbow?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last couple of years, I have had some tingling in my two little fingers and my elbow. I also have upper arm tenderness. I started weight training and used to do a lot of triceps. That is what started it. I have had an MRI of my neck and spine, and it was clear. The pain is not ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. Please attach the nerve conduction study report so it can be interpreted and required assistance can be provided. This is because the symptoms suggest pressure throughout the nerve, and it may be in the form of overgrowth...  Read Full »

Why is my elbow sore and swollen from five months?

Query: Hello doctor, My inside part of my right elbow has been sore and swollen for five months. Flexing my arm out and wrist up and turning my arm from side to side aggravates things quite badly. Pain is worse at night time. When I push my three fingers and thumb together I get radiating pain down my fore...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your suffering. Swollen sore elbow could be due to many causes like: Bacterial infection. Gout or pseudogout. Arthritis due to autoimmune disease. Degenerative arthritic changes. Please provide me with more details in order to identify the caus...  Read Full »

Why pain and tingling in the finger after hitting the elbow?

Query: Hi doctor, I hit my elbow a few weeks ago and never really thought much of it. But it has been maybe two weeks now and I still cannot lean on it or touch it in any way. If I do, pain shoots straight through my elbow and down my arm until I even feel a tingle in my fingers. It is not swollen, bruise...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Sorry to hear that an accidental hit to your elbow is troubling you a lot. By the looks of it (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you do not seem to have any bony injury, especially if you are able to move your elbow (flex and extend it) without pain. The ...  Read Full »

I have had a pins and needles sensation in my right hand, and my inner elbow is tender. I have lowered my arm and elevated it, but it has not helped. Should I worry?

Query: Hi doctor, I just have a quick medical question. Since about yesterday afternoon, I have had pins and needles in my right hand, and my inner elbow is tender. I have both lowered my arm and elevated it, but it has not helped. Should I worry?  Read Full »

Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The pins and needles sensation is suggestive of peripheral neuropathy (a nerve involvement). However, tenderness in the elbow means pain in the bones. So we need to make sure your bones are fine because sometimes any trauma to the hand can cause pain in your bones an...  Read Full »

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