Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I jut noticed my right elbow is swollen and is a little

Customer Question
I jut noticed my...

I jut noticed my right elbow is swollen and is a little sore. It is the size of a golf ball maybe slightly smaller.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

Just noticed it this evening. No injuries recently.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. I'm pretty healthy and at 73 pretty active playing golf and doing yard work.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
1/6/2018
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3,612
Experience: General physician with experience in General & Family Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM
Verified

Hello and thanks for your question.
It's my first priority to help you.
I'm reviewing your question now & will post back with the reply soon.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Please provide some additional information.

Do you have swelling, lump on the inner or outer side of the elbow?

Weakness, radiating pain to forearm or wrist?

Are you taking any medicines?

Thanks.
Waiting for your reply.
I will post back to the reply/answer momentarily. Thank you for your patience.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Swelling is on the outside of the elbow.
I’m taking cholesterol, blood pressure and thyroid medice daily.
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
This service is only trying to make money and deceiving as it bates you into several steps of asking for fees.
Will definitely write you up on social media.
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, it indicates Tennis Elbow - tendon inflammation of the muscles of the forearm where they attach to the outer elbow joint.

You should take OTC Advil.

Apply cool compresses with an ice pack twice a day for 5-10 minutes.

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy and physical therapy can be helpful.

Do gentle massage with topical diclofenac sodium ointment.

A splint/brace should be used.

"I sincerely ***** ***** I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today!
Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen ( rating me now does not close your question).
We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!”.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Respected customer,

Sorry for any misunderstanding.
I didn't send any request for a phone call or extra charges.
It can be an intrusion of automatic offers for premium services. These are produced by the website automatically and outside of my control.

You needn't accept them.
We can continue our conversation in this reply forum.

Do you have any other follow up question?
May I help you more?
Please avoid poor/bad rating.
Waiting for your reply.

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Onlinedoc Your Own Question
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc
Onlinedoc, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 3,612
3,612 Satisfied Customers
Experience: General physician with experience in General & Family Medicine,Ayurveda, Integrative, CAM

Onlinedoc is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,060 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I have swollen groin lymph nodes(one on the left and one on
I have swollen groin lymph nodes(one on the left and one on the right) they are tender to the touch and are growing enlarged. I last noticed them about a 31/2 weeks ago. In that time I've had chills a… read more
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Doctor
Post-Doctoral Degree
14,060 satisfied customers
Over the past year I worked to reduce my weight from 200lbs
Hello, over the past year I worked to reduce my weight from 200lbs to 185 which is my ideal weight. Stopped drinking sodas, became more active, drank veggie smoothies, water, and limited my fast food … read more
Dr.Saleem
Dr.Saleem
Consultant Cardiologist
Doctoral Degree
866 satisfied customers
I have a lump on my lower right side of met back. It's about
I have a lump on my lower right side of met back. It's about golf ball size and visible to others. I first noticed it little over a year ago. However it was much smaller & seemed to be causing no issu… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,060 satisfied customers
I am a 49 year old woman who is generally quite healthy.
I am a 49 year old woman who is generally quite healthy. About 6 months ago I noticed a swollen lymph node on the right side of my neck. I felt a little sick a few days later with a scratchy throat bu… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,284 satisfied customers
I banged my elbow on a semi trailer as I was cranking up the
I banged my elbow on a semi trailer as I was cranking up the landing gear. Now it's swollen up the size of a golf ball but there's no pain. Is this something serious I should have check out right away… read more
Dr.Amita
Dr.Amita
Doctoral Degree
1,587 satisfied customers
My upper arm (space between an elbow and a shoulder) is in a
my upper arm (space between an elbow and a shoulder) is in a lot of pain. i can barely lift it. and if i do, it feels like it's in a lot of pain. the strongest pain is felt if i make a circular motion… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,836 satisfied customers
Dr. Love, I am asking about my husband's elbow pain. He is
Hello Again Dr. Love, I am asking about my husband's elbow pain. He is an avid golfer and recently played 5 days in a row. After which, his elbow began to hurt. He is wearing a brace he got at drugsto… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,060 satisfied customers
This morning when washing my hair I noticed a golf-ball
This morning when washing my hair I noticed a golf-ball sized goose egg on the back of my head (lower left). Could have been there yesterday, or even Sunday maybe, I don't know. I don't have any other… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,217 satisfied customers
I received an injection of Kenalog-10 yesterday morning for
I received an injection of Kenalog-10 yesterday morning for tendinitis in my elbow. The pain is now gone and I would like to play golf (48 hours later). Is there any danger in doing this?… read more
Dr.Saurabh Joshi
Dr.Saurabh Joshi
Physician, Interventional Radiologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
2,012 satisfied customers
My left elbow just swelled up - literally, within the last
My left elbow just swelled up - literally, within the last hour or two. Didn't bump it or bruise it; it doesn't hurt; it's not discolored. It's just swollen up - very soft and mushy. What could it be?… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,836 satisfied customers
For about 6 weeks, I have noticed a bulge above my right
For about 6 weeks, I have noticed a bulge above my right colar bone, (in that hollow area). It is golf ball size and is not painful. I am 58 years old and feel good. I remember noticing this bulge aft… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,284 satisfied customers
I've been in Jakarta for work the past two weeks. I
Hi There. I've been in Jakarta for work the past two weeks. I developed tonsilitis which sux, but it's pretty poluted here. I took a neomycin antibiotic which has started to help. The pain was on my r… read more
Dr SS
Dr SS
Doctoral Degree
12,327 satisfied customers
I am a 54 year old male in good shape with no significant
I am a 54 year old male in good shape with no significant medical conditions. About 2 months ago I was lifting a wooden gate in my yard. My right arm was almost fully extended at my side and slightly … read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,533 satisfied customers
I have constant pain in my bicep and forearm, this is
I have constant pain in my bicep and forearm, this is escpecially sore when lifting items or flexing my bicep muscle.… read more
Dr.K.S.Dastoor
Dr.K.S.Dastoor
Surgical Registrar
Master\u0027s Degree
931 satisfied customers
Yesterday, I all of a sudden noticed that my elbow had
Yesterday, I all of a sudden noticed that my elbow had swollen up about the size of a golf ball and there is a bluish greenish tint 3-4 inches below my elbow. I do not recall hitting my elbow. I did w… read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,828 satisfied customers
I have a swollen area the size of a golf ball on my lower
I have a swollen area the size of a golf ball on my lower left side at the base of my rib cage. The swelling is localized more towards the side, with my arms to my side almost parallel to my elbow.… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
4,185 satisfied customers
I had a blood test today and immediately after the needle
Hi, I had a blood test today and immediately after the needle was removed from my arm I felt a lot of pain (which isn't normal for me). Then when I left the surgery i noticed on my lower bicep- like t… read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctoral Degree
480 satisfied customers
I have found a large mass under my skinon my right
i have found a large mass under my skinon my right thigh(with no color)when i push on it moves and becomes slightly painful should i be concerned?… read more
Dr. Chauhan
Dr. Chauhan
Consultant & Honorary National Professor
MBBS, M Med Fam Med, DFM, PGDGM, FISCD, AFIH
1,326 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x