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I have pain in my left elbow and it radiates down in to my

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I have pain in my left elbow and it radiates down in to my hand making my pinky numb. It is a little sore in my shoulder and back as well. I was a little nauseous last night and the pain was so bad that I couldn't sleep. I am only 28 and my blood pressure was 154/92.
mysticdoc :

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mysticdoc :

Hello,

mysticdoc :

Thanks for your question.

Customer:

hi

mysticdoc :

Do you have any sweeling at the elbow?

mysticdoc :

swelling?

Customer:

no

mysticdoc :

ok

mysticdoc :

It is likely you have nerve impingement at the elbow causing the finger numbness.

mysticdoc :

Ulnar nerve entrapment is the likely cause.

mysticdoc :

This can be due to the repeated pressure on the elbow.

mysticdoc :

Ibuprofen should help with the pain.

mysticdoc :

Apply heat over the area alternating with ice.

mysticdoc :

Use a elbow splint

mysticdoc :

Give some rest.

Customer:

i was worried about a heart condition. I have mildly high blood pressure and have had high cholesterol for many years. Not high enough for meds

mysticdoc :

Also consult with an orthopedic surgeon for a nerve conduction study.

Customer:

i just had a baby 3 months ago

mysticdoc :

Pain can raise your blood pressure.

Customer:

thats what i thought

Customer:

will pain cause nausea also

mysticdoc :

yes it can

mysticdoc :

and that is expected with severe pain.

Customer:

ok i know with out proper testing you cant be sure but what are the normal signs that i should worry about if it was heart related

mysticdoc :

The pain should be more left sided chest oriented, shortness of breath, dizziness.

Customer:

ok

mysticdoc :

And also given your age and no pre existing heart condition.

Customer:

yea i understand

Customer:

thank you

mysticdoc :

Best wishes,


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