Patient Comments: Elbow Pain - Treatment

What was the treatment for your elbow pain?

Comment from: little jax nana, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 09

I hit my elbow several times going through my home and hit it on the metal door plates going into rooms. It has been hurting now for 2 months, very sore, painful to touch on a surface, and when trying to lift the pain is unbearable. I can't bend it, or twist anything with my hand. I have been wearing an elastic brace on my elbow, but it's not helping that much. I feel like it may be a serious injury.

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Comment from: eva, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

I've been experiencing this elbow pain for a week. I thought it was a simple pain so I let my friend do a little massage but the worst is, as days pass the more it's making me feel sick. When I'm in school I can't let it straight for an hour.

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Comment from: Sue, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 06

Hi, I'd like to say - painkillers don't work, they just temporarily switch the pain but don't solve the cause. Anti-inflammatory medication works for inflammation (for example, Ibuprofen, Voltaren) but if the problem is caused by something else it's not going work either. I believe the thing to do is to have it looked at by a professional like physiotherapist and work out what caused it and what's actually going on and treat that before loading up on painkillers.

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Comment from: Tonya, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I have worked for 40 years using a calculator and keyboard. My elbow feels as if someone is pulling it apart. I have pain all the time and soreness. I am using Voltaren Gel four times a day and ice when I can. Nothing helps. Both elbows hurt, but the right one is worse. I had an MRI, which showed no tear.

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Comment from: dzrbledavid, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 18

I was prescribed Diclofenac 50mg - 3 times daily for 5 days, still the pain in the elbow continues.

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