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I am having pain in the inside crease of my elbow. The pain

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I am having pain in the inside crease of my elbow. The pain radiates to my fingers and can sometimes be sharp depending on how i move it.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: It hurts all the time however if I use my hand in a certain way, the pain becomes sharp. There is mild swelling near the crease area.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No, I am otherwise healthy and I don't recall injuring myself.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 2 months ago.

Hello,
I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

This looks like tendinitis of elbow (Golfer's elbow).

The Golfer's elbow has the pain on the inner side of the bone on elbow and has following advised for the treatment;

1) Anti-inflammatory analgesics like Motrin / Advil for around 10-14 days.

2) Elbow brace

3) Physical therapy

4) Warm compresses

5) Local analgesic patch / ointment / spray

These are the initial modalities and if the pain does not respond than the further interventions would be required;

1) iontophoresis, phonophoresis

2) electrical stimulation

3) shock wave therapy

4) local steroid shots

Read the resources;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/golfers-elbow/DS00713

The other diagnostic possibility can be ulnar neuropathy or ulnar nerve entrapment. The treatment is same as above mentioned for the Golfer's elbow.

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