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Comment from: JoeBuck, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

Forty years ago I had a minor operation to remove floating bone fragments around my elbow. I never had a problem until the past few months. I have severe soreness and pain around the elbow. Any type of light activity will result in major pain. I wonder if this could just be arthritis and something that I will just have to live with.

Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 02

I have a lot of pain in my elbow when I move it in certain positions or stretch it out. I cannot stretch it all the way out, not because of the pain but because it just won't stretch as far as my other one, though it does hurt to try and stretch it all the way out. This started when I fell from about 3 feet and I landed in the push up position in order to break my fall, therefore, jamming the elbow. It did hurt quite a bit when it happened and as the pain slowly subsided I'm still experiencing horrible pain when I move it in certain positions. The fall I had was 2 years ago. When I stretch my flexors and extensors I get a sharp pain as soon as I let the stretch go. Mostly, on the outside of my elbow but I do get pain on the inside as well just not as severe. Also, when I close my elbow all the way the inside hurts quite a bit.

Comment from: tac, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 23

I have sudden elbow pain when I pick up something or squeeze something! It started in the left and then a week later in the right! I've had it now for about 4 weeks! I can do pushups just fine! It's strange to me it started in one elbow and then a few weeks later in the other!

Comment from: Help, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 10

At work I lift up to 5,000 lb. a day. The material is cut up and some range from 2 lb. to 50 lb. or more to lift at a time. I have been on the job for 4 years now. My elbow hurts so bad to bend and to keep straight. The inner part of my elbow hurts to touch and it is swollen. I can feel it in my arm and when I turn my hand up I can feel it so bad in the elbow. It hurts to use my fingers and thumb as well.

Comment from: SJH, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 24

Once in a while I wake up with a swollen elbow joint, extremely painful, no reason for this that I know of. It often leaves quickly, just as it came on but this time it is staying around longer. I can hardly use the arm and can't rest it on anything. It doesn't like to be touched at all. No sores, no infection anywhere that I know of. I'm fine otherwise. But like I said this is extremely painful, and very swollen.

Comment from: Turkey tails, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 06

I am left handed but about a month and a half ago my right arm muscle near my elbow felt sore, no sports activity or exertion. It continues to bother me, no redness or swelling, just painful when lifting the lightest of items. I also have pain on touching the area.

Comment from: Lala Belga, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 26

My patient suffered chronic elbow pain, costochondritis, and gout.

Comment from: dean, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 23

After weeks of lifting weights and exercising, I woke up with pain in muscles just below the elbow pit. After 2 months it has not gone away and now I have sharp burning pain if I keep my arm bent more than several seconds.

Comment from: J.J., 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I slammed my 'funny bone'' on my elbow against a wall while vacuuming a few weeks ago. It sent excruciating pain down to my fingertips. It really hurts when I touch it. I'm wondering if I splintered the bone.

Comment from: val, Female (Patient) Published: November 25

I had MRI on elbow. Doctor says the muscle is torn on my elbow. My pain is so bad I am in tears. Doctor gives me Ibuprofen 600 mg and Percocet, but it does not help my pain.

Comment from: tina, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

Both my elbows are very painful only when my arms are straightened out. It is the bone on the inner side of your arm towards your stomach, the pointy one. They don't hurt when I bend my arms up or exercise or nothing; only when I touch them or bump them they are very painful.

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Comment from: Spinner, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

I recently used the contraption at the gym where you rest your forearms horizontally on pads, kick stool away and do repetitions of lifting legs straight up or up with bent knees. All weight is supported by forearms and it strengthens the abdomen. Now I have pain on left elbow only, but it's been days and it has not eased. It is not excruciating but I cannot put any pressure on it, including just propping the elbow up.

Comment from: christie, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

My elbows are tender at the pointy joint, it doesn't hurt when moving in any direction. If I place my elbow on any surface there is a sharp excruciating pain on contact. I can put no weight on the elbow just resting it at times. There is no swelling, no movement restrictions, no trauma now or in past. It occurs on both elbows.

Comment from: JumboJohn, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: June 10

I am a pitcher on a baseball team and all of the sudden my elbow has begun to hurt. It is the inner part and there is a decent amount of swelling. But it does not hurt when I throw. There is minimal pain when I swing a bat or a golf club and a lot of pain if I have to pick something heavy up or simply touch the little bone that sticks out on the inside of my elbow. I do not know what it is.

Comment from: Ellie Mae, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

I have been experiencing burning on the inner and outer part of my elbow. The burning on the inner part of my elbow is the most painful. It is sensitive when I touch it and feels stiff a lot. I straighten it to get some relief but nothing seems to relieve it. It has started since I purchased a new laptop. I am no longer using a keyboard that was at a lower level and I'm wondering if that is what it is stemming from. It bothers me all the time, not sure what to do about it.

Comment from: Chicanalady, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I am experiencing painful sudden elbow pain. When I say sudden I mean from one day to the next. I first noticed it the following day after preparing fondant for a cake (kneading and rolling), but it wasn"t for a very long time; a couple of minutes at the most. The following day was worse. It got so bad that night that I ended up going to the emergency room. They guessed tennis elbow. The pain was so intense they gave me morphine and tramadol for the pain. To be honest it made me sleepy, but the pain was still there. It had gone down from a 10 maybe to a 7 or 8. I was sent home with strong medications. It has been a week and I've tried muscle relaxers and I'm still in pain especially at night. For whatever reason I cannot lie down without feeling pressure from the pain, kind of like an earache. When you are standing it is fine, but when you want to sleep it throbs. I am so frustrated from the pain and loss of sleep. My doctor is suspecting arthritis or bursitis. Whichever it is I just want it gone; the pain is in my elbow and upper forearm. Now my pointy finger is starting to feel numb. I am scheduled for an x-ray. Hope I get some answers soon.

Comment from: Doug, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 13

I have had sharp pain in my left elbow for as many as 20 weeks. Thought it was a bang (impact) injury or something like that. Then I thought use injury… i.e., pulling heavy lever type stuff. It is persistent and unchanging, as much an annoyance as a concern. I am right handed by the way. Once in a while I will knock it (impact) on something and the pain is a 7 for about 30 min. I always have a sensation of something there regardless of use. Otherwise I am fairly healthy. Weight. 178. Height 5, 11" I'm active and ambitious. I would like to get back to playing hockey after a 10 years. I started when I was 32 and played for 8 years. I've got sick of being sore all the time.

Comment from: Pinkykid, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 20

About 3 years ago a door was slammed into the outside of my elbow, taking my breath away. The pain continued past a few weeks so I had it x-rayed where they didn"t see anything abnormal. My arm was taped with kinesiology tape which helped. I have banged the same spot a few months ago and it has flared up. Causing pain in the middle of the night, waking me. It hurts to extend my arm and using my finger to spray a bottle. I have tried resting, wrapping and icing it. Nothing has really helped.

Comment from: biljohn10, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

I started having pain in my left arm around the elbow area suddenly. This has been hurting and I have had very severe pain now for almost two months. It is on the outer portion of the elbow but tender around the entire area. It hurts worst when I try to move it, when I extend it or when bend it. It has very limited range and hurts worse if I extend my arm palm up. I am not sure what is going on with that it hurts nonstop.

Comment from: Cabokalz, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 10

Recently while working on my home, I seem to have injured my right arm in the index to inside elbow area. Not bumping it or anything, just all of a sudden (one morning) when I try mudding and taping for example, I get a sharp pain right on the tip of the most inside bone of my elbow, that in fact, is very painful to the touch. Another example is while driving, when I extend my arm to push the radio button with my index finger (only, if I push it with my thumb, no pain) it is very painful and is also very painful when touched. I wonder what I pulled and also wonder how long this type of injury takes to heal as I am right in the middle of remodeling the house I live in and am about to start re-roofing because the roof leaks.

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Comment from: daisy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I have suffered with pain in left wrist, arm and my elbow, which travels to my wing on my back. If I try to lift anything I am debilitated for a week. I had so much physical therapy, shots, and pills for 30 years. I have been diagnosed with tennis elbow (which I find hard to believe) and mild carpal tunnel.

Comment from: MikeMc, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 05

I suffer from chronic pain of the inner elbow, despite stretching/massaging the pain does not decline. Cycling aggravates the pain making the muscle very tight and tender to the touch, my work involves a lot of arm work (shoulder and elbow) and sometimes despite "taking it easy", there does not seem to be a reduction in the pain.

Comment from: pat, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

My elbows are tender at the pointy joint, it doesn't hurt when moving in any direction. If I place my elbow on any surface there is a sharp excruciating pain on contact. I can put no weight on the elbow just resting it at times. There is no swelling, no movement restrictions, no trauma now or in past. It occurs on both elbows.

Comment from: bradley, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

I hit the outside of my elbow quite hard and it immediately sent funny bone pains down my arm. The point of contact was a bony prominence on the outside of my left elbow. The pain was excruciating and very tender to the touch but seemed to be without swelling. The pain eventually left after 6 months. A month ago I hit the same place and the pain returned. Now it is difficult to grip anything tightly with my left hand. I get pains at night and have to flex my hand for some relief. The pain does not seem to be going this time.

Comment from: Andy, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 09

For the last 3 weeks I have had a sharp piercing pain in my elbow, especially when I lean on it or move it in certain positions.

Comment from: scoobs078, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 23

No particular thing I did that caused the pain in my right arm. If you hold your arm close to your body and tense your arm it's in the place where the muscle ends but before the shoulder. It's not a muscle thing because it doesn't hurt when the muscle is pulled but it hurts a lot when the arm is extended, even just to stretch. And lifting anything with my arm away from my body even slightly hurts terribly.

Comment from: dmac, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

The back of my left elbow experiences piercing spurts of pain, of and on, for 6 months now. It starts on the inner elbow, on the funny bone (extremely sensitive) and goes up the triceps, along the back tendon, which now appears to be swollen - the one connecting the elbow and the shoulder.

Comment from: maynie36, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 19

I have nonstop pain in my elbow that leads down my arm and am unable to extend my middle finger. Also the pain goes down the same side back of the leg and the knee. I haven"t had it checked out, just dealing with the pain.

Comment from: Stewee, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 07

I was chopping a tree down with an axe when I suddenly felt something twang as if a tendon had torn. This happened 5 years ago and since this happened I have never been able to fully straighten my arm, I get elbow pain when my arm is fully stretched.

Comment from: maryann, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: January 14

I have pain along the inner side of my elbow, feels like an elastic is being snapped on my arm; it hurts and burns. I do have cervical degenerative disease and bulging discs, narrowing and protrusions in central spine.

Comment from: kk316, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

My left inner elbow has been achy for several months (I am right handed) and usually feels better after I ice it. The last couple of weeks it is now in both inner elbows. It feels like a dull, throbbing ache and heaviness. As soon as I am awake I can feel it and hurts when I carry things.

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Comment from: depersis, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 03

I have sharp stabbing pain like a needle or a piece of glass is lodged in the elbow. Leaning on it causes severe shooting pain, I have no prior injuries to the elbow.

Comment from: Rollo2112, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: December 05

I started meditation a year ago and every morning I do a kneeling exercise; about 2 months ago when I knelt I felt sharp pain in my knees; if I get in just the right position everything is ok. If I move slightly to the right or left I had sharp pain. Then just couple weeks ago my elbow started doing the same thing. I had cut back on the kneeling, then my elbows started doing the same thing.

Comment from: mikeross, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: October 24

For the last two weeks I have had pain in my right elbow right on the tip of the bone. It seems to throb sometimes and keeps me up some nights. It feels like someone hit it with a baseball bat. I had pain in my underarm area also but it seems to have gone away. My arm also feels weak like when I lift something.

Comment from: goodness, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I usually have pain on the outside of my left elbow this is on and off. But I suddenly developed a pain like muscle pull in my arm. It later spread into the inner elbow side and my forearm and gave me a sleepless night and pain on stretching my arm. At times I feel like there are shooting pains even without movement or touch.

Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 09

I sit at a desk all day. My pain has been apparent the last month. I have increased elbow pain and irritation of the funny bone. The discomfort level is mild and often times shoots down my forearm. I usually wake up several times at night with numb and tingling fingers (pinky and ring). I experience the numbness on both hands, but it is more consistent in my left hand...which makes sense because I am a lefty. The numbness and tingling goes away by lying on my back and placing my arms at my sides.

Comment from: Anomaly, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 06

My left elbow hurts right on the tip of the bone on the inside of the joint. I am left-handed (very) and do a lot of cooking and baking, I think, from the reading I've done, I'm too short for my kitchen counters. I caught myself holding my left shoulder higher in a tense position. Also, I injured my left shoulder reaching for a box of dishwashing detergent from under the counter. The combination of reach plus weight (it was a new box) caused the injury to my shoulder. There was a definite 'pop' at the top of the shoulder, almost as soon I picked up the box. The elbow injury is due to repetitive motion, and I've had that for years. But now, I'm making an effort to relax my upper body while working; I'm getting a small box to stand on. I'm using ice packs and Tylenol extra-strength for inflammation and pain.

Published: July 28

My right (non-writing) arm is experiencing pain in the inner joint-area of the elbow. There is no apparent swelling, bruising, heat/cold sensation or specific pain spot. Rather, it is a general soreness around the joint itself. Nothing abnormal has occurred to the area, and no excessive use of the arm with unusual stress or strain. When bent for a while, it is initially painful to straighten. The other arm (left, writing-hand) arm experiences this to a much lesser degree. Very infrequently, there will be a twinge with 'pins-and-needles' feeling which is very brief. I do use the first, most afflicted arm for most duties, opening doors, carrying items, etc. I do sleep with my arm bent under the pillow.

Comment from: Peaches, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 02

I get this sharp pain, it starts in my right hand and it shoots up in my right arm and it also goes into my elbow and the pain will sit in my whole arm. So I'm taking glucosamine to help prevent the pain.

Comment from: Elbow pain victim, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

I have 24 hours no stop elbow pain, heat, chilly sensation - when scratching the skin I feel better.

Comment from: Angel422, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

For 2 weeks my left elbow is getting to the point I don't know what to do. The pain is so much I can't pick up my iPad; it is a 7 on the scale of pain. I am not even left handed. My hand is swelling a little.

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Comment from: scrnbob, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 18

My elbows hurt and the pain runs down the arm.

Comment from: judtih, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I hit my elbow long time ago and now that I have been ill and had surgery, all of a sudden it is hurting when I use it.

Comment from: berry, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

My elbow is very sore. The pain is right below my elbow. I don't recall the injury. It hurts to move my arm and feels like pain is trying to go into my biceps. I have no swelling or irritated skin, just pain with movement.

Comment from: ApplianceTech, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 16

Arm resting on open window driving elbow bend and out the window, Elbow felted like needed to be straightening so it pop like a catch but as i started to move the arm a turn wrist as same there was a loud snap and about 1.5 in on side of the elbow like a rubber band snapped then great pain burning pain. 1 week in this pain in forearm, elbow, numb and tingling fingers. Dr think's it is pinched. But to felt it roll or break apart moving in the elbow. Trying to tell Dr i Need a MRI.

Comment from: Emma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 16

I have bumped my elbow in to door jams a few times while moving in to a new apartment. It has a sharp pain at times but no swelling. Lifting small things can create a sharp pain and even resting my elbow on the armrest of a couch hurts. Could I have chipped or fractured the bone? It's the inside of the elbow, not the very tip (when bent).

Comment from: Vinod, 45-54 Male Published: July 18

I have experienced this elbow pain on the inner side in both the hands, when only lifting weights ie. while doing dumbell curls or with barbels. I don't experience pain while doing other exercises. After doing dumbell curls, the pain persists for a long time. Initially i thought maybe due to lack of calcium in body, therefore I started to take CARVIC capsule, but the pain still exists even after taking this capsule for a week. Kindly suggest a suitable remedy for this.

Comment from: cargbsb, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 20

My elbow pain is in my right elbow. When I get up out of bed in the morning, it feels like when you hit your "funny" bone. It only hurts when I first get out of bed.

Comment from: I need help, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: May 03

I'm having pain in my right elbow. There's no swelling, redness, bruising or any other factors. When the skin of my elbow is moved or strained, I get a burning sensation underneath by skin. I also have pain keeping my arm bent like I have it now to type this message from my phone. I need some help.

Comment from: bradley, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 22

I fell on my right elbow very hard, but it wasn't until I banged it on the car door post that it swelled up and really started to hurt. It has been this way for three / four weeks. The swelling won't go down.

Comment from: Yoshi, 19-24 Male Published: September 23

I have a mild but noticeable pain the back of my right elbow (dominant hand) that persists while I'm at work. I spend the better part of five hours on a PC at work with poor ergonomic design and a few more hours a day on my home computer. I'm a college student, so I write quite a bit with my right hand. I also play tennis three times a week and bowling twice a week, all using my right arm. There's no visible deformity, but I feel pain in what I'd call the backside of the "top" of my elbow. While it doesn't hurt, my elbow feels a bit strange when lifting a weight in any way where my elbow has a strong acute angle, such as a vertical dumbbell lift, at the end of the downward motion. I don't think it's bursitis …

Comment from: alynne, Published: September 17

I am a tennis player and am experiencing pain on the inside of my elbow. I also have tingling of my fingers, particularly my pointer finger. I would like to continue playing tennis without taking a lot of time off. I am concerned that a doctor will want to give me a cortisone shot and that it will mask the problem, not heal it which will eventually make it worse. Has anyone experienced this problem and have advice?

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Comment from: ML, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: September 17

Pain in the top of the elbow when twisting hand or lifting even light objects with the arm extended. It does not hurt to bend or extend the arm.

Comment from: green wave, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 09

Recently I am having pain in my left elbow. The medial epicondyle, the inner part of my elbow hurts when I push on things and when swimming and pulling through the water. Also, my right forearm, near the elbow, hurts when rotated. I don't recall any injuries. These pains just came on over the last couple of months. Any thoughts on the causes or exercises I can do to relieve these pains?

Comment from: 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 09

I am 18 yr old baseball player, although nothing is "wrong" with my elbow in the MRI, my elbow has been in pain for almost a year now. The inner portion of the elbow is tender to the throwing motion and sometimes will pop when given 100% effort into a motion. It will also lock up my fore arm when I am lifting occasionally and on certain days feels like it is just "grinding" bone on bone in the rear or upper part of the back elbow (towards shoulder) what could this be?

Comment from: maudski, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 09

My elbow pain began with tenderness when I placed the bony part of my elbow on a hard surface. Then I developed swelling in the inside part of my elbow. I was prescribed Naproxen and tried not to flex my elbow. Now the tenderness has spread and it hurts to both flex and extend my elbow. The naproxen did not help.

Comment from: Eva CH, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

I have had elbow pain for about 4 months now, it's a lot more painful at night. I cannot bring my hand to my face or behind my neck area. I cannot spray anything on my hair because I do not have the strength and is also painful. It hurts to bring a cup of coffee to my mouth (so I have to use both hands). I have not been diagnosed with anything. I am deciding to get another opinion. I am not sure if I might have injured it while lifting weights?

Comment from: sdechert, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 19

I work as a hotel doorman lifting people's luggage. I normally lift with a curling motion, flexing my biceps. Once in a while, I have pain on the inside upper part of my forearm just below the elbow joint. I bought an elbow brace, but the condition seems to come and go. Sometimes I feel nothing, and sometimes taking a casserole out of the fridge hurts.

Comment from: Rosemarie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: August 12

The pain to my left elbow is on top of the joint towards the outside, an at times the pain reaches down to my wrist or up to my shoulder. I have been to the physio and she thinks it is tennis elbow. Taking Ibuprofen was successful as a pain reliever, but gave up on that because it badly affected my bowels after 6 days of taking it and if you don't feel the pain you are likely to use the arm too often, and when I do that, the pain the next day seems to be worse. I do so hope after a time it will clear up. I find I can't lift things, sometimes not even a jar of, say, marmalade from a cupboard.

Published: July 15

I fell really hard while Nordic skiing on a frozen lake last winter and I think hit my elbow first. There hasn't been a lot of pain or discomfort with the elbow, but sometimes I'll roll over on my elbow in bed and get a sharp pain that is right at the tip of the elbow. Sometimes it is sore to the touch, other times, it seems to move slightly. Does this sound like bone chips floating about? I can live with it, but wonder if I should have it checked out.

Published: July 10

I fell last November and broke my ring finger on my left hand. I then started having classic tennis elbow symptoms on that arm. But then my right arm started hurting and the pain now radiates down the forearm on both arms and the joints hurt and are very tender if I bump them. I have lost my grip and any lifting of the wrist where I pull the back of my hand back is very painful. I have read that kidney problems can cause such pain. I recently had severe flank pain on the right side that lasted about a month. I wasn't sure if it was kidney or back related, but it went away.

Published: June 27

My elbow pain started with a continual dull ache on the outer side of left elbow. Then a few nights ago, I began to be awakened by burning pain that radiates from the elbow to the shoulder. It is a deep throbbing pain that seems like the bone itself hurts. Using the arm does not cause pain to worsen except grabbing and lifting anything more than a pound with back of the hand facing toward ceiling, "underhand" grasping and lifting does not bother elbow. The pain last night was very severe, and I got out of bed early because I could not sleep. The pain subsided while standing; lying down caused the pain to increase.

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Published: June 25

I have a dull pain that emanates from my left elbow (outside) and follows up and over my forearm when I lift weights (curls) it doesn't hurt but when I lift my forearms up it definitely hurts.

Published: June 23

I have intense pain to my right elbow (I am right handed), but the pain is on the skin surface. It appears to be nerve related. If the elbow skin touches anything at all, the pain is triggered. The pain is searing and sharp. It is usually triggered when I put my elbow down on anything at all.

Published: June 19

I had surgery on both elbows. The right one had the nerve moved and repaired a tendon. The left one had the nerve moved, but I am still having pain in that elbow after 12 weeks. It only hurts when I push from the side.

Published: June 18

Both of my elbows have pain. Especially right elbow. It is hard to say which point of the elbow is troubling. After carrying my kid or bags after shopping or any weight the pain becomes much more. I play saxophone and if I play for even 10 minutes it becomes very difficult (finger movements of right hand) and paining. In other words I'm having this joint trouble for more than a year now.

Published: June 18

Over 1 1/2 mo ago I extended my arm outright to lift items weighing approx.35-45lbs. I immediately felt pain and continue to feel pain to this day. I have iced it regularly, take aspirin when needed and place it in a sling. It seems to feel better then I twist my arm or bend it with a turn or twist and I'm back to square one. I also noticed that when I use my 2 middle fingers and thumb to lift something the pain is intense. I guess I'll continue to ice and leave in sling for a couple days. The pain is only a 2 but the consistency is the problem.

Comment from: john bb, Male (Patient) Published: April 22

My left elbow hurts right on the tip of the bone, on the inside of the joint.

Comment from: Dawn9394, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 29

For the past two months I have been having joint pain in my left arm which is quite annoying. I have full range of motion, but once I pick up my racket to play tennis, it begins to hurt, especially on my back hand shots. The next morning after playing, I am barely able to pick up a cup of water. The pain is on the top of the elbow but down in between the joints. I don't want to stop playing tennis for this.

Comment from: ackjordan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

The pain feels like a burning sensation, along with a stiffness that is only somewhat relieved with Advil.

Published: August 12

My elbow pain just popped up without apparent cause. I cannot fully straighten my arm without pain, so I keep my arm bent. There is no major swelling, but the outside knob is tender when pressed. I am 43 and work at a computer all day, but it seems to be more severe or inflamed than a typical RSI.

Comment from: Lena, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 08

It's painful when I press my right elbow with the thumb on the inner part of the elbow joint or lifting. Upon examination of both elbow joints, the right protrudes out more than the left. The pain started eight months ago. I received a cortisone shot, which improved my mobility, range of motion, and eliminated the pain. No surgery was performed.

Published: July 09

I awoke in the night with a throbbing pain in my left elbow. I am right-handed. No matter what position I had it in, folded up or stretched out, I could not find any relief. It felt like it was in tendons or the soft part of the elbow. Ibuprofen did help.

Published: July 02

I have been having a stinging feeling in the bony part that protrudes on the elbow on my right arm. It hurts to touch it on anything.

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