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Elbow Pain

Information about Elbow Pain

We Have to Know about the Elbow Pain

  • Pain in the elbow that may or may not is related to injury

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Is there a direct injury to the elbow?
  • Is there a deformity of the elbow?

Causes of Elbow Pain

  • Injury or inflammation of the tendons – tendonitis
  • Sport  injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Elbow Strain
  • Infection

Do’s and Don’ts of Elbow Pain

  • Do not return to activity of the elbow for 3 weeks, if it is due to injury

Signs & Symptoms of Elbow Pain

  • Unusual sensations in the bone
  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Inability to move freely
  • Pins and needles feelings
  • Swelling
  • Popping sound when folding
  • Numbness

Medical advice for Elbow Pain

  • Prolonged pain
  • Fever or swelling around the elbow
  • A child with elbow pain
  • Inability to use the elbow

Risk factors of Elbow Pain

  • Risk factors for elbow pain are numerous and range from engaging in repetitive activities and participation in sports to those associated with infection, trauma, and rheumatoid arthritis

Treatment for Elbow Pain

May require:

  • Medicines
  • Bandage and rest
  • Surgery in some cases

Self-care for Elbow Pain

  • Apply ice for 15 minutes every 3 to 4 hours
  • If the pain is severe, wrap the elbow with a bandage

Investigations for Elbow Pain

May require:

  • X-ray
  • Lab tests
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