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I have bad elbow...

I have bad elbow pain and not sure who to see about it. I think a cortizone shot would help

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

No swelling - pain came on gradually - got real bad and then started to get better but still hurts pretty bad...any movement hurts

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 11 months ago

Your symptoms may be due to tendinitis of elbow (Golfer's or Tennis' elbow).

The Golfer's elbow has the pain on the inner side of the bone on elbow (and its counterpart tennis elbow on the opposite end, both have same treatment) 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 as you mentioned.

Read the resources;

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

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tennis-elbow/DS00469

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

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