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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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  • 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 best...

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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 weeks...

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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 dips...

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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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  • Broken ulna, radius and radial head

    About 5 weeks ago I broke my ulna, radius, shattered my radial head, also dislocated the elbow. I had surgery in which I had to get a radial head replacement, a plate over top of my elbow to about 6 inches down my ulna and radius bone. I'm not sure how many screws I have in there. I've done 3...

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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 straight...

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  • Fell on my elbow, have a few questions

    Hello, to sum up everything I fell on my left elbow (i fell on my back and it braced my fall). I noticed the small ball looking bone thingy right next to the tip of the elbow can wiggle (in picture). I was told that its the tendon or nerve by my boyfriend and that his on the left elbow can wiggle as...

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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 colour....

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  • elbow olecranon fracture

    Hi there.One month ago while i was working i felt a pain in my elbow.I disregarded the pain because i thought it was an old tenonditis and i kept working.After several days though the pain didnt subside and i decide to go to the doctor and have  an x ray.The doctor told me that i have an olecranon...

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  • Elbow oleacron fracture

    Hi there.One month ago while i was working i felt a pain in my elbow.I disregarded the pain because i thought it was an old tenonditis and i kept working.After several days though the pain didnt subside and i decide to go to the doctor and have  an x ray.The doctor told me that i have an olecranon...

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  • Elbow Golfers?

    I am an active 63 years and have had a very painful elbow on the inside bone for about four months, stopped pickle ball and golf. Went to the Doctor after a couple months wearing elbow band and he diagnosed it as Golfers Elbow amid sent me to physio which is not helping. Still painful, wakes me up several...

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  • elbow pain

    i was a chef for long. i was cutting hard vegetable 1 day rutabaga then i feel a little pain on my elbow as i forced to cut it. after that i cannot right anymore nicely. my elbow showed of puff out a little .this was happen 5 years ago.until now i cannot right prooerly as i did before

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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 properly......

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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 properly......

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  • Elbow replacement advise

    I am 32 years old and suffered with RA since I was 14. Elbow has severe damage to joint and I’m seriously having to consider a replacement, would be grateful for any advise from anyone who has or is going through a similar experience. Thanks in advance 

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  • A little nervous about the total replacement, advice please.

    I am 48 and have RA since age 12.  I have had both elbows reconstructed a few years back.  Wrist joints are fused and locked straight from the RA.  Fingers are crooked and damaged.  I take a lot of Medications.  However, I have always been able to cope with the pain until now....

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  • Advice for tennis elbow

    Iv been told by the doctor Iv got tennis elbow, it's extremely painful but I am allergic to anti inflammatory medication, so have a big problem, doctor gave me co-codamol but I don't like taking them at work, I'm a cook, does anyone have any advice on pain relief, and how to cope working...

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  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

    I am currently undertaking an Extended Project on Cubital tunnel syndrome which is the cell phone elbow, it is a Neurological injury and involves the Ulnar nerve that runs down the arm. Therefore I was wondering is anyone here is with this syndrome? Please if you don't mind can you please share your...

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  • Blood bone marrow injection for tennis elbow (autologous)

    Has anyone had this procedure done and if so how long did it hurt for afterwards as I need to use my arm for work as a carer/cleaner and at the moment really painful to do so. Should I rest it or keep trying to use it? Am self employed so cant afford to keep taking time off. Thanks a lot.

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  • PRP for Plantar fascitis

    Thinking my issue with pf the last 6 months is less about a tight pf that needs to be stretched but microtears in the pf near the heel.  My pf didn't show thickening out of range . Only 3.8 where pf inflammation starts at 4 or larger on sono.  Had ULtrasound which didn't show rupture...

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  • Elbow replacement

    Hi all, have had 15 surgeries due to RA. Most recent was Jan 16, left ulnar head replacement. Have also had total wrist replacement same wrist. Now need elbow replaced too. I'm in New Zealand so could be different but what can I expect after surgery? Size of incision? Hospital stay? Right hand is...

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  • Elbow MRI 7 months out

    Hello everyone! ​I had a fall months ago that fractured my radial head - docs decided to let it heal on its own and its still, causing lots of pain in my elbow. 7 months have gone by and the dr finally decided to send me for an MRI because of the pain. Results show - sequela of a previous radial...

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  • Tennis elbow op gone wrong?

    Hi, I had an op for tennis elbow in early June. Following the op, my arm has locked at a right angle meaning i can't straighten it. I've been doing physio religiously since the op but it did nothing to improve the mobility of my arm. Two months after the op i had a follow-up appointment with...

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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 not...

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  • Ulnar nerve transposition

    Anyone do subcutaneous transposition vs the intramuscular? Says heal time is less .. one month? Did the nerve stay in place? Is it more prone to injury since not below the muscle? Heard adipose flap is better than fascial sling technique. Thanks 

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  • elbo replacement

    due to bone cancer i had my humerous replaced in 2016 with a titanium bar , after 1week it came loose i could not believe it, i went back to the consultant and i had to have another op 6 months later they had to put a thicker bar in and oh my god 4months later it came loose again now they want to put...

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  • Elbow surgery

    My husband has had an ongoing problem with his elbow for the last couple of years following an injury. He has pain and swelling on his forearm and has seen a consultant who is unsure exactly what the problem is. Pronator teres syndrome or nerve damage have been suggested but not confirmed.  ​The...

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  • Tennis elbow operation

    Hi everyone, good to find similar ppl reg elbow probs on here. I had an elbow op about a year ago now , today ive still got pain there . Also got nerve pain in my hand when pressing down, cuttin bread etc Really at my lowest now they do your surgery then see you after a cpl months then thats it ....

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  • New elbow causing pain in hand

    Since falling & blowing my elbow to smithereens & having a new joint & ironmongery in my arm my worst pain is in my hand but mainly my little finger. Has anyone else experienced this? 

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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 questions

    For those of you out there with elbow replacement joints, do you have any squeaking in the joint? Any play or floppiness in the joint side to side? I am now 7+ months out from an all titanium replacement (with a polyethylene bushing in the middle) and noticed squeaking this morning , quite loudly! The...

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  • Hi had plasma treatment 2 months ago.. slow going

    Hi had plasma treatment in May (yep very painful procedure, but worth it if it works) I'd had previously had 8 weeks of physio including manipulation and ultra-sound, used clasps ect. 3 lots of steroid injections (only got relief from one..) Seems very slow to improve, i try not to write to much...

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