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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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 »
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. An... Read Full »
My elbow pains a lot while doing exercise and climbing. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a climber's elbow, it has been there for years, and nothing I do helps to relieve the pain. My elbow's soreness is mainly isolated to 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 e... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You would have probably lifted too much weight that your body could not handle in the first session. We need to first prepare your body for that activity with less load initially in any training. Once your body is ready to take it, you can increase the load by increasi... Read Full »
Why do I hear a sound when I keep my elbow in a hammer position?
Query: Hello doctor,I have had tennis elbow for four years. It does not pain usually, but a sound comes from my elbow when I move my hand in a hammer position. I have tried using an elbow brace, but it has not helped. Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I feel that the complaint is due to an imbalance in musculature leading to bone-on-bone rubbing rather than a tennis elbow. I suggest the below tips to ease the pain: Stretch the elbow muscles (biceps and triceps) properly. Frequently a... Read Full »
My elbow has been sore for a month ever since I got kicked on my hand. Could something be wrong, considering it has been a month since the injury?
Query: Hello doctor, This girl kicked my hand or wrist area a month ago. My elbow was sore for three to four days, and ever since, I would wake up with a sore elbow, which would calm down in half an hour or so. It was not swollen, but the pain came from the inside and was really sensitive when I would ten... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern and understand your situation. Your morning stiffness could be due to some muscle spasms triggered due to the way you sleep. The initial spasm would have been there from the injury that you had due to the kick. I recommend you do a lot of icing fre... Read Full »