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I injured my right elbow in June while trimming limbs/hedges

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I injured my right elbow in June while trimming limbs/hedges with a dull pair of clippers. Have noticeable pain in right elbow joint (scale of 4-5) when lifting weights over15lbs, when curling/lifting. Have been taking aspirin n aleve(NSAID) over counter to assist with pain. My Doctor advised rest of elbow w/no weightlifting and pain has not improved in 4months, do I need to go back for additional tests or continue to rest elbow with medicine?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 11 months ago.

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If you have not noted an improvement after 4 months of rest, then you need to go back for additional tests

Dr. Cameron :

It is possible that you may have ruptured a tendon, such as the biceps tendon when you injured yourself

Dr. Cameron :

You need to see an orthopedic surgeon

Dr. Cameron :

You may need a MRI of the elbow and/or PT

Dr. Cameron :

You probably have a partial tear, but it still needs to be followed by a specialist

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HI Doctor, I'm retired.

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did you see what I wrote?

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Yes.

Dr. Cameron :

Does it make sense?

Dr. Cameron :

You should have improved by now if the problem required simple rest

Dr. Cameron :

If you have ongoing pain, you need to see an orthopedic surgeon and may need more specialised testing

Customer:

will set up an appt with my current doctor. Will the MRI reveal actual systems as my initial doctor suggested only rest?

Dr. Cameron :

yes, it will reveal inflammation and/or tear or other signs of injury

Customer:

Pain is greater after sleeping at night an waking up in the morning.

Dr. Cameron :

Unfortunately, I cannot examine you from this website- I can only go by your history. But if your elbow isn't significantly better after 4 months of rest, you need a repeat examination

Dr. Cameron :

I would go to a specialist at this point- there is not much your regular doctor can offer you

Customer:

Ok, will try to get my primary doctor to send me to see orthopedic doctor.

Dr. Cameron :

great

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keep me posted

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I will check in with you in a couple of weeks

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