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Elbow Problems

Also known as Golfer's Elbow, Lateral Epicondylitis, Olecranon Bursitis , Student's Elbow, Tennis Elbow

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  • Full Elbow Replacement at age 51

    Had my first elbow operation 2012 after locking and grinding. Cleaned and bone growth taken off. NHS Consultant explained all smooth cartelidge surfaces have worn down with arthritis. At 51 it hasn’t been recommended by the NHS or Now a Private Consultant to have a full elbow replacement. It’s neen …

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  • Clicking elbow with pain

    For the past 2 weeks I’ve realised my arms don’t fully straighten and have been experiencing pain when trying to extend my arm as well as it clicking  each time I try and straighten it

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  • A New Pain after 1 Month Post-Op Ulnar Nerve Release Surgery

    So I had my surgery on the 4th of June and I have had absolutely no pain whatsoever. I have honestly had paper cuts that hurt worse than my surgery did. I hadn't even needed to take a pain pill once. But since three or four days ago,  started having a sort of tenderness around my scar, and …

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  • Elbow replacement

    I need an elbow replacement.  I crushed my elbow 11 years ago and I have had 13 surgeries.   My arm is always painful along with my wrist and hand.  My 4th snd 5th digit is numb.   I can not grasp anything without dropping it.   I have also had cortisone injections but they …

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  • Trapped nerve in elbow?

    I have been advised by my orthopedic surgeon that the pain I am suffering may be due to a trapped nerve in my elbow? I get pins and needless in my small and ring finger and pains in my fingers and knuckles. I suffer from osteoarthritis in my wrist and thumb but he said they are separate problems. I …

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  • Post Tennis Elbow Release Surgery Advice

    Hello, I had surgery 3 weeks ago & I’ve been told that I can either remove the cast myself today or wait until I see the physio on Wednesday. I’d love to take it off today but am nervous as to how the arm will feel & exactly what I can use it for. Has anybody had surgery & what sort of …

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  • Broken elbow now can't straighten my arm after 10 weeks

    In November I was kicked by a horse and it completely shattered my right elbow.  The open wound was exposed to all sorts of farmyard debris for a few hours before I was eventually airlifted to hospital. I was originally sent to Minors, but then an orthopaedic surgeon saw me and rushed me …

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  • Total Elbow Replacement - I have had this done. Anyone else?

    In June 2014 I had my left elbow replaced.  At the present time this is 9 weeks ago. I have had good progress but concerned about doing anything that will make it come loose. Has anyone else had the same operation and how has it been and has there been any problem with the joint coming loose?& …

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  • RE: Radial End Replacement

    Hi all, Looking fo some advice. I fell off my flat garge roof when the edge of the roof gave way whilst cleaning leaves off it. Unfortunatley landing on my outstretched hand which caused me to dislocate my elbow joint. I had it re-positioned on the day (August Bank Hoilday Monday). After several …

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  • Ulnar Nerve or Cubital tunnel entrapment

    Dr says I have cubital tunnel entrapment of the Ulnar Nerve.  He wants to do surgery, and at the same time do the carpal tunnel release.  I am hesitant because of the long recovery process.  He has told me at least 3 months because they believe taking it slow and methodical gives the …

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  • Working out with long-term golfer's elbow

    Hi guys. I've been struggling with severe golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis) for around 2 years now because i over trained way too much. I had to do surgery 8 months ago, but the pain is still there and it usually goes up all the way to my hand and fingers. I obviously cant lift anything …

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  • Radial head fracture

    I was diagnosed a radial head fracture and told to move my arm as much as possible, even though it hurts to do so. I have noticed that the mobility of my elbow on the vertical axis is much lower generally and thus I was wondering wether moving my arm, as suggested, will help with this or wether it …

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  • Elbow/shoulder injury

    Hi everyone, first post here. First off let me give you background- in November of 2017 I injured my elbow at a hockey tournament. I don't really know how as it did not hurt until the next day or so. After a month of resting for two weeks and trying to play (ortho originally said maybe bone …

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  • Numbness Post Op Ulnar Nerve Transposition

    I had an ulnar nerve transposition 2/22, 5 days post op, and I have a lot of numbness on my forearm below my elbow.. It was never numb before the surgery, only my pinky and the side of my hand.  I'm assuming this is from the surgery itself? Should I be concerned? Help?

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  • Elbow replacement

    My doctor referred me to university for an elbow replacement they turned me down without seeing me.  Then he referred me to another and I did get in to see that doc.  He said I def need a replacement but because of my age he suggested I wait a few years.  I don’t think I can do that. …

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  • Pain in elbow 2 yrs after post op, what should I do?

    In april of 2016 I dislocated and fractured my elbow, along with shattering my radial head in my right arm. This was all due to landing incorrectly on an olympic style trampoline. Anyways, I ended up getting an 6 hour surgery, in order to put a prosthesis in place of most of my elbow. I have …

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  • Elbow radial head fracture

    I was on cast for 6 weeks covering from shoulder to wrist , just removed cast yesterday. Went to physiotherapist, unable to completely move finger and wrist too. My physiotherapist made me do some exercise , getting lot of pain at wrist. My fingers and wrist had swelling too. Is it to observe …

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  • Untreated minor dislocated elbow for 15 years

    I would like to check on treating a minor elbow dislocation, which happen when I was 15 years old and left untreated for half my life. I remembered the incident very clearly, that I landed on my left palm, and there was a slight rotation of my humerus towards the left.The only discomfort …

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  • Elbow clicking

    I fell skiing 3 months ago and hurt my elbow. It was fine and no major issues with it since. However my elbow clicks when I straighten it or flex it quickly. No pain. X-ray showed no abnormalities. Would an mri be useful? Just a bit weary of clicking and don't want arthritis to develop anytime …

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  • lump in elbow crease?

    Hello all. I've had a lump in my elbow crease for a very long time now (years). Sometimes there is no pain at all but sometimes the pain is quite sharp. I'm guessing that's because it might be pushing down on some nerves in my arm. Every doctor that I've gone to tells me it's …

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  • Arthritis related elbow replacement

    I am probably going to have to undergo a full elbow replacement at some point in the near future.  I just wanted to know of anyone else’s experience of this and where you had the operation.  I am 58 and aware that this particular procedure can have a limited life span

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  • Complications from elbow replacements?

    For those of us who have gone through the elbow replacement process, I am wondering how many of you have had complicatrions and which complications. Has any one needed a revision and how did that go? If you didn't choose a revision and left it as is, how did that work out? 18 months after my R …

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  • Blue Swelling on Elbow (no pain)

    last week I had my first session of boot camp and near the end of the session I unthinkingly rubbed my arm (becuase my muscles were a little sore) and to my suprise felt a large lump on the side of my elbow. No pain at all but it was about the size of a grape, felt rather solid and was very blue in …

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  • Greatly limited mobility in elbow joint

    I'm a 38 year old male. When I was 17, I had a fracture on my left elbow from a fall. I had problems with the elbow in terms of mobility and pain for a couple of years, but from when I was about 20 until just recently it has been fine, apart from cracking noises now and then when I stretched it …

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  • Elbow pain

    Good evening,  About 7 weeks I played 10 pin bowling. Muscles in arm ached next day.  Which I expected.  But pain has never gone away and is affecting my work as constantly achy and painful if straighten it.  And I struggle to put stock onto the shelves.  If I press inside …

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  • Olcranon fracture and flexion

    Hi there, A month and 3 days ago I had surgery to repair my fractured olcranon. The bone broke into two so the surgeon was able to use a screw to splint the bones together. However there was a chance that this might not work because of the way the bones grab together–they might not line up …

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  • Olecranon fracture and flexion

    Hi there, A month and 3 days ago I had surgery to repair my fractured olcranon. The bone broke into two so the surgeon was able to use a screw to splint the bones together. However there was a chance that this might not work because of the way the bones grab together–they might not line up …

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  • Medial Epicondylitis?

    I have been rock climbing for around 3 years now, when i began to get stronger I had a strong pain in my elbow pit that got worse and worse, to the point i had to take a couple months off, and then I slowly went back to climbing at it wasn't as big of a problem and went away fully. Around 6 …

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  • Ulnar nerve transposition

    Had tendinitis of elbow from throwing something. May 2017 Once started therapy realized ulnar nerve subluxibg and causing irritation.  Had transposition 8 weeks ago . Most swelling and bruising are finally gone. Don’t mind soreness elbow or few nerve pinches that are healing. What I don’t like …

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  • Injured elbow skiing

    Just wondering if I should get elbow checked out or leave it heal on its own. I was skiing 5 and a half weeks ago and I had a pretty hard fall. When I stood up I felt pain in my elbow. I continued skiing the next day as there was only a slight bit of pain. At this moment I am doing pushups and …

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  • Snapping tricep post op ulnar nerve transposition

    Hello forum, I am 6 weeks post op of an ulnar nerve transposition on my left elbow, where I was dealing with subluxation and pinching of the ulnar nerve over the medial epicondyle. I went back in for my follow up and the Dr. confirmed that I now have snapping triceps syndrome with the triceps …

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  • Ulnar nerve transposition

    I had my right elbow surgery done it was a ulnar nerve transposition and debridment as well as something else I can't recall the name. It's been 7weeks now but now my fingers and wrist after some use get real weak anyone else have that.?

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