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Old 05-24-2016, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I go out and work around my property. My right arm is hurting all the time, especially around the elbow. It hurts worse when I when lifting or grasping, using the muscles. It is to the point where it is getting difficult to accomplish things. Anybody have any ideas on how to get relief from this problem? Is this something you just have to live with?
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Denver area
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Sounds like tendinitis. For immediate but temporary relief, try ibuprofen or Aleve. Ultimately though, it will require you abstain from the types of repetitive motions that irritate the injury. It is not a something that heals quickly.
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Old 05-24-2016, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I developed this one time after a move, where I knew I had been lifting too much heavy stuff. I got a cortisone shot in my elbow (not pleasant) and within 24 hours the pain was gone.

However, my husband had this same sort of thing and cortisone shots only helped short term. He ended up having a simple surgery (outpatient surgery) and it completely fixed the issue. His was due to repetitive motion and too much heavy lifting over a period of years, not a one time event like mine.
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Old 05-24-2016, 02:06 PM
 
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I don't know how old the OP is but I deal with a lot of joint pain and take supplements and know I have a body of arthritis but learn to live with a lot of issues. My grandson is 15 is in a lot of joint pain as he's athletic and still growing so his mother is taking him for osteopathic bodywork starting today...it can help as so many of us are now doing osteopathic bodywork.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Penna
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To me it sounds like carpal tunnel. Go to the local medical center, (if you have some form of health care coverage) and they will give you what you need to sort it out.
If you don't have coverage you can buy an "aircast" at Walmart for under 15 dollars, ??
You place it just under the elbow and it presses on the nerve that is causing the problem. After a few weeks it will be OK as long as you don'r continue to over use it.
I had it off and on for some time, rest is always best.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:44 PM
 
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To me it sounds like carpal tunnel. Go to the local medical center, (if you have some form of health care coverage) and they will give you what you need to sort it out.
If you don't have coverage you can buy an "aircast" at Walmart for under 15 dollars, ??
You place it just under the elbow and it presses on the nerve that is causing the problem. After a few weeks it will be OK as long as you don'r continue to over use it.
I had it off and on for some time, rest is always best.
I think you are confusing carpal tunnel syndrome with tennis elbow

Carpal tunnel syndrome doesn't cause elbow pain, and the "aircast" you are describing is a tennis elbow strap that presses on a tendon origin not a nerve...
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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I go out and work around my property. My right arm is hurting all the time, especially around the elbow. It hurts worse when I when lifting or grasping, using the muscles. It is to the point where it is getting difficult to accomplish things. Anybody have any ideas on how to get relief from this problem? Is this something you just have to live with?
You have "tennis elbow" it sounds like. No, you do not have to play tennis to get it.

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Old 05-24-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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To me it sounds like carpal tunnel. Go to the local medical center, (if you have some form of health care coverage) and they will give you what you need to sort it out.
If you don't have coverage you can buy an "aircast" at Walmart for under 15 dollars, ??
You place it just under the elbow and it presses on the nerve that is causing the problem. After a few weeks it will be OK as long as you don'r continue to over use it.
I had it off and on for some time, rest is always best.
Carpal tunnel syndrome involves the wrist, not the elbow. You would not want to uses a cast that "presses on the nerve" for any condition. That could damage the nerve.
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Old 05-24-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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Stop playing video games and try to sleep with your arms straight, not all bunched up.
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Old 05-24-2016, 08:43 PM
 
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I have a sore left elbow but mine could be from leaning my elbow on my desk at computer. So I am aware more not to lean on elbow and yes sleeping not crunched up can help. If it's carpel tunnel Carpal Tunnel and Vitamin B6, Inflammation Causes B6 Deficiency

I don't do video games, but we have a major crop of messed up tendons and joints from the computer world coming on big time.
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