Patient Comments: Elbow Pain - Causes

What caused your elbow pain?

Comment from: Athlete, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: November 21

Had a cycling accident and struck the side view mirror of a car with my right arm (took off the mirror in the process). Since then I have localized pain around my medial epicondyle that is excruciating when palpated. The pain is also worse when I pull in (flex) my right ring finger.

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Comment from: shreya, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 01

I get elbow pain on the distal part after doing some work.

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Published: January 09

While playing Badminton, I had a jerk and after that I feel severe pain in my right elbow and can not extend my arm at elbow joint fully.

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Comment from: teddy, 35-44 Male Published: December 13

When doing pull ups on a bar my right elbow gives me a lot of pain.

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Comment from: Anaxgoo, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

Two months ago, I was rubbing the back of my neck while walking briskly through my hallway. I bumped my elbow on a large picture frame and wow, did it hurt! I'm dark skinned, so I never saw any bruising, but it was very tender for a few days afterwards. A few weeks later, and occasionally ever since, I bent my arm and experienced a sharp pain on the tip of my elbow. When this happens, I can feel a protrusion as though a muscle has slipped to the wrong side of the joint. It goes away if I straighten my arm & bend it again. Recently, I feel a sharp pain at the tip of my elbow anytime I rest it, even gently, against a solid surface.

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Comment from: annarose, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 29

I injured my elbow through years of being a certified nurses aid by lifting on heavy people, several arm injuries (broken arm in 3 places @ once, broke again above the wrist and several strained and sprained muscles over the years. After 10 years of being a nurse's aid I moved to the physical thereapy department where I was a restorative aid. I believe it was the repetitive motion of doing passive range of motion on almost 30 patients every day.

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Comment from: rupert, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: July 25

I am a roofer and have been for 25 years now. About 5 years ago my hammer elbow starting cracking when I used it. Now we use air guns instead of hatchets and the pain has gotten a lot worse. In the morning I can't even lift a cup of coffee.

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Comment from: thepep, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

During the last blizzard we had in NJ I was manually shoveling. About halfway through the day I felt a sharp pain in my left elbow area. I am right handed so when I throw the snow it seems my left arm is dealing with the bulk of the weight. This area only hurts if I make certain movements. Something as simple as lifting a cup of coffee to my mouth (with my left hand) hurts. I'm not sure if I should let time heal this or if I should visit a doctor for a more detailed evaluation.

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Comment from: sshamus@comcast.net, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 20

I've had nerve replacement. Recent X-rays show growth in my elbow. Also, I have pain and lack of movement and I can't straighten my arm. I started off bad, got better, but increasingly got worse again. I haven't gotten a real answer and I'm worried.

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