Pain in elbow; trouble extending arms

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Pain in elbow; trouble extending arms

Postby Bodmanza » Tue Mar 29, 2005 10:51 pm

I have been having problems in both arms for about 6 months now, though not all the time. It seems I will "tweak" my elbow in turning it a certain way or moving it too quickly, then will feel pain for a few seconds. Following this, I will be unable for days to straighten my arm past about 30 degress, nor contract it past 95-100 degrees. Again, this occurs in both arms.
I lift weights three times a week, and it is interfering with certain excersizes.
Any ideas?

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Postby Theresa Jones, RN » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:16 am

Hi Bodmanza,
A form of tendonitis, epicondylitis, also know as "tennis elbow" commonly presents with pain on the outer or lateral aspect of the elbow. Some of the treatments are using ice packs (15-20 minutes three or four times a day) using anti-inflammatory medications to reduce inflammation. This requires attention when symptoms appear so I would suggest an evaluation.

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