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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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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 »

I hit my elbow and now have swelling and pain. Kindly help.

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 »

I have a pins and needles sensation in my right hand. Why so?

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 »

I have pain in my right chest that radiates to the elbow. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old young professional. For the last three months, I have been having this sudden pain in the right chest that would go through my armpit down to my elbow. It would be so painful that I cannot move until the pain subsides. I have a sedentary lifestyle. So, it could not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have musculoskeletal pain which causes severe sharp pain especially when you move or breathe. This could be caused by exposure to direct air conditioner or fan. Please let me know if you have any skin redness or vesicles. I suggest applying Deep heat cream thri...  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 »

My right elbow is sore and swollen. Why?

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 »

My diabetic wife has severe pain in her knees, and elbows. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed that my wife, who is 54 years old and has been diabetic for the past 10 years, has been experiencing severe pain, and swelling in her knees and elbows for the past three to four months. She has been on Metformin medication for diabetes. I am concerned about her well-be...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We value the high level of confidence that you have in us. Considering her age and your description, she seems to be having osteoarthritis of the knee. This is a wear and tear process of the joint and is often age-determined. Other factors like weight, diabete...  Read Full »

I am suffering from elbow swelling. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,My elbow is swollen for some reason. Now it is bleeding red and white. All my hands is swollen, and it was painful the first few days. There is no relief in pain. I can send you a photo if I can do that.  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq. I do understand your concern. According to the picture (attachments removed for patient’s identity protection) and history provided, it seems to be a septic arthritis case or an abscess in skin tissue. Answer the following questions: Are you suffering from a fever his...  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 bad...  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 overgrowt...  Read Full »

I have discomfort in my knee and elbows. Is it tendinosis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have discomfort in the knees and elbow joints. My bilateral X-ray knees reveal no bony or articular abnormality. However, mild swelling of the distal right quadriceps tendon compared to the left side on lateral view may suggest tendinosis. X-ray and ultrasound of the elbow show modera...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your reports are normal (the attachments are removed to protect the patient's identities) for most of the values parameter except for the androgen studies report. What is your primary question? Is it about discomfort in the knees...  Read Full »

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