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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My elbow pains a lot while doing exercise and climbing. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a climber's elbow, it is there for years, and nothing I do helps to relieve the pain. The soreness in my elbow is isolated to mostly the pronator teres muscle, and it pains whenever I do vertical pulling exercises such as pull up, pull downs, and seated rows. I recently stopped exe...  Read Full »


Dr. Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have probably lifted too much of weight that your body cannot handle in the first session. In any training we need to first prepare your body for that activity with less load initially, once your body is ready to take it, then you can increase the load either...  Read Full »

What causes muscle twitches with pain in fingers and cracking elbow joints?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male. I have muscle twitches when relaxed, but they disappear when I move. I have pain in my right ring finger and cracking of elbow joints in both arms. I suffer from ulcerative colitis, and I am on Humira injection. My latest DMARD blood test returned normal.  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know some details about your symptoms: Since when you have ulcerative colitis? And since when you are on injection Humira? When you started to have muscle twitches? In which body parts, you have these twitches? Are these twitches visible to eyes or o...  Read Full »

Why does my elbow hurt when I carry some stuff?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a goalkeeper for soccer, and last night I was on the net, and my arm was fine. When I got home, my elbow was hurting, and it hurt when I used my arm like carrying stuff and trying to use it. I iced it all night, and this morning when I woke up, I iced it again. I had a tingling at t...  Read Full »


Dr. Maithili Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like an overuse injury to the muscles which bend the wrist and fingers. More bending activities of these joints can cause this. The damage leads to inflammation at the inside of the elbow and sometimes irritates the nerve passing around it, the Ulnar nerve. ...  Read Full »

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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Tejash Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 am I still having pain in elbow for weeks after hitting it?

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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 icliniq.com. 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 20 years 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 ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh C G

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it looks like a blunt injury with a hematoma at the site of 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 pouch for ...  Read Full »

I have pain in right chest that goes through the armpit down to 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 Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

What is the treatment for elbow pain due to computer use?

Query: Hello doctor, I often have elbow pain due to spending more time with computer and using a mouse or keyboard. I work 7 to 8 hours daily in computer and pain is gradually increasing. The pain earlier used to reduce by taking Voveran tablet and using Voveran gel. The pain has become frequent now and I...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It happens due to excessive use of muscle which causes stretch over the tendon at the origin giving rise to pain. So obviously, best treatment is to somehow restrict the use of muscle as much as possible. Now, you will not be able to avoid computer use but try to res...  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 for...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 c...  Read Full »

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