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    Right Elbow Pain When Working Out
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    jszaradowski posted:
    What should I do for right elbow pain that I only get when working out my triceps? Sometimes I also get the pain when sweeping at work. Last Monday 3/17 worked out chest/ triceps, from 4:30-5:30. By 7pm felt a burning sensation inside right elbow. Always have elbow pain when working out my triceps, never on sides of elbows always near the tip of elbow.


    What should I do? Should I get it checked out by a doctor? If I should get it looked at, What type of doctor should I see?

    Currently have no insurance. What can happen if I do nothing?
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    davedsel2 responded:
    Hello.

    I am not a doctor, but it sounds like you may have tendonitis in your elbow. Ice and/or heat plus inflammatory medication like aspirin or ibuprofen if you can take that. If it continues, then you will need to see your doctor. Start with your primary doctor for an initial evaluation.

    I pray you can get treatment and relief soon.
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    Blessings,

    -Dave
     
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    Peter Abaci, MD responded:
    There is a condition that has been described as "snapping triceps syndrome" that is uncommon but associated with body building. In this condition, pain is felt along the inner part of the elbow (medial side) due to the distal part of the tricep muscle dislocating over what is called the medial epicondyle of the elbow, which is the bony part that you can feel on the inner aspect. Bending and flexing the elbow or doing push-ups and bench pressing can all bring on pain with this type of problem. In addition to the pain that you feel when working out you may also feel a snapping feeling around the elbow.

    Another condition to consider that causes medial elbow pain is sometimes referred to as golfer's elbow. This is brought on by overuse of the flexor tendons of the forearm and can also cause pain around the inner portion of the elbow.

    Probably the first step is to ice the area and give it some rest from the exercises or activities that seem to be aggravating it for a little while and see if the symptoms will resolve. There is a nerve that runs through that part of the elbow known as the ulnar nerve that can sometimes be affected as well. If symptoms don't improve, consider consulting with a sports medicine doctor or orthopedic specialist.
     
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    annette030 responded:
    Get checked out by your primary care doctor.

    I swear by physical therapists, go see one if your doc suggests it might even be remotely helpful.

    Take care, Annette


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