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Elbow pain on straightening the hand - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   Hi Doctor
User :   Good Morning
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   Goodmorning
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   I have a small problem with my elbow and wanted to take your advice
User :   When I straighten my hand, it pains at the elbow
User :   I don't remember getting hurt anytime
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please describe the pain in detail.
User :   it is mild and bearable but a bit of discomfort everytime, so just wanted to check if I need to worry about it
User :   or if I can ignore
User :   this is happening from the past 3 days
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when is the pain worse?
Doctor :   is teh pain present is all movements?
User :   it is never worse
Doctor :   is there swelling in elbow?
Doctor :   which side of elbow does it pain?
User :   only when i straighten my hand and after straightening, if I rotate my hand, i can feel the pain
User :   there is no swelling
Doctor :   ok
User :   and when the hand is not straight, if I apply pressure in the same location, there is no pain
Doctor :   please rate the intensity of pain on scale of 1-10, with 10 being highest
User :   I would say it is 4
User :   i tried kicking my hand in the air thinking it might be a slight dislocation
User :   but that is not working
Doctor :   ok. there could be minor nerve entrapment when you straighten the elbow.
Doctor :   you can apply Relaxyl spray over it and see if it helps
Doctor :   avoid lifting anything heavy with affected hand
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   if you do not see any relief withing 48 hours then you should consider getting it evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon
Doctor :   use Relaxyl spray 3-4 times a day or as needed
User :   thank you doctor. I will try that
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thanks Doctor...thats it..will follow your advice
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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