Q. I have pain in my left elbow and cannot do any regular activities. Please help.

Answered by
Dr. Patel Tejashkumar Govindbhai
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 15, 2020 and last reviewed on: Sep 11, 2020

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 downwards near to the wrist.

Early morning, I have severe pain while getting up from the bed, even tears come out of my eyes. But I can lift things, with a little bit adjustment like giving more weight to the right hand and change the angle a little bit and lift. As per one local doctor's advice I completed seven days of medicines. I took Calcium carbonate 500 mg, Diclofenac sodium 1%, Ibuprofen, and Amorphous aescin 20 mg.



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 due to twisting movent of the upper limb. Same thing happened with housewife while washing cloth and squeezing clothes while making roti and all such activities are predisposing and exaggerating factors for tennis elbow.

Probable diagnosis:

Tennis elbow.

Treatment plan:

Avoid all squeezing movement like cloth squeezing, and screwing. Do local application of Diclofenac gel. Apply tennis elbow belt. Take tablet Piroxicam 20 mg two times a day after meal, Omeprazole 20 mg two time a day before meals, Deflazacort 6 mg BD. Take all these medicines for five days. Also, start physiotherapy, ultrasound therapy is also very effective in tennis elbow.

Preventive measures:

Avoid all squeezing movements because chances to recurrence are high even improved and treated with medication.

Regarding follow up:

Follow up after five days.

Was this answer helpful?


Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Related Questions:
An Unusual Cause For Refractory Lateral Elbow Pain

However, later stages usually require intervention in the form of steroid injection and then surgical treatment ... A 32 year female, who is a household worker presented with chronic pain in the ...   Read full

Does masturbation cause arm numbness and pain?

.. read your question with care and understand that you have numbness of your hands when you sleep. First and foremost, masturbation is physiological and it is a normal phenomenon. It does not cause any problem or any side effects. It does not inte...   Read full

I have a great deal of pain due to L5-S1 disc hernia. How to get over it?

.. your concerns. Disc herniation causes considerable pain that needs step-wise management. I suggest: Physiotherapy consultation. Vitamin B12 ampoule IM every three days. Hot water bag massage three times per day. Deep heat cream three times ...   Read full


Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read

Management of Coronasomnia
Coronasomnia refers to increased sleep problems among people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read the below article to get...  Read more»
Balantidiasis - Causes, Signs and Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Balantidiasis is a rare bacterial infection caused by a parasite called Balantidium coli. Read the article below to know...  Read more»
JAK Inhibitors in Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis
Doctors mainly suggest JAK or Janus kinase inhibitors for patients with rheumatoid arthritis to ease their symptoms. Rea...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Orthopaedician & Traumatologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.