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

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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: 1 month ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 1 month ago
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 1 month 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?

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

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Swelling is on the outside of the elbow.
I’m taking cholesterol, blood pressure and thyroid medice daily.
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 1 month 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.

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