Patient Comments: Elbow Pain - Causes

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Comment from: jnj3225, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 20

I'm an electrician. I was removing and replacing ballast (50). Twisting the nut driver and twisting the wires together caused pain in my inner elbow on the top and back when I extended it. Also severe pain when I close my forearm to my shoulder.

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Comment from: 311soonner, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 12

While bowling suffered pain to the outside portion of the right elbow. Almost like I pinched a nerve. It hurts to pick up the ball but does not inhibit my range of motion. Attempt to massage the area helps a little. Take Advil and rub with sports rub relieves it. Aches severely for several hours afterwards.

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Comment from: Brandon, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: November 07

I am a baseball catcher for my school. I have fought for 8 years and am now having problems with my elbow and shoulder. It affects the way I throw. The trainers at school say it's an elbow and shoulder strain but I think it's worse than that because the treatments are not working. I'm worried because baseball is my life and have been told I can go somewhere with it. I just want someone to help figure out what's wrong.

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Comment from: Zip guide in Oregon, 19-24 Female Published: August 12

I am a zipline tour guide and just started this summer, and dismounting people from the cable which requires a stiff left arm while pulling down on the cable and lifting the pully (and sometimes the guests weight) up with the right. After about a month of doing this I have a severe sharp pain in my elbow and it almost locks up on me and feels like the muscles dont want to work anymore. It hurts almost immediately when I start dismounting and gets worse as I contuine...Even if I'm just laying in bed now or not using it it gets that sharp pain. It's difficult now to even climb with the left arm or put much pressure on it.

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Comment from: Cassandra, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

My elbow pain starts when I am walking with my left arm just hanging down or when I am carrying anything in my left hand. It is hard for me to lift it up after it had been hanging down for about five minutes and sometimes it's in pain when I am not doing anything.

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Comment from: EKM, 55-64 Female Published: May 19

I had a fall straight back which created a large cut of about 2 inches wide. Since then my elbow's been hurting on the left inside of the muscle above the elbow.

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Comment from: Carla, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 22

I am having pain in my left elbow on top of the bone, when prsseing on the top of my elbow there is pain. It's like the pain start after my arm is extended for a period of times. It seems like it helps when i put my arm toward my chest with it not extended. It hurts alot at nigth but it seems like the pain is getting alot more often threw out the day.

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Comment from: Chloe, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

Elbow pain with some loss of flexibility started last year after a busy winter of snow shoveling. Another year of shoveling and the elbow started locking and snapping and finally the movement to brush my teeth or wash my face was greatly impaired requiring use of my left hand to do these chores. X-rays showed bone fragments, spurs and some degeneration. MRI shows a radial lateral ligament tear.

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Comment from: lucy, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: February 16

I fell down hit hard on the floor on my elbow. I didn't get a sprain or fracture according to the x-ray results. It's been a month I have tried physiotherapy but it isn't working. I can't fold my arm to my shoulder. According to the orthopedic I suffered a stiff elbow trauma I stopped going for therapy now just surviving on ibuprofen when the pain persists.

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