Experiencing pain in forearm near the elbow and diabetic. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats
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My dad has been experiencing pain in his forearm (nearer the elbow)
It does not occur at all times of the day,
he is a diabetic, yet his levels are in control
(90-110 during fasting
and 140-150 PP
he is 67 years of age
would like to know the reason for this..?
Since when does he have this pain?
He is experiencing pain for about a year
You mentioned it occurs once in a while, I would like to know if there has been any factor that precipitates this pain.
I would especially like to know it's relation to physical exertion.
No factor that subsides the pain.. He wears a band around his arm when he feels the pain
after sometime it gradually decreases
Ok, what about anything events that causes pain.
He is retired and there is no sort of physical stress given to that area
Does it start after some physical activity.
no.. there is no physical activity done to get a stress int at area
May I know what type of profession he was in?
he was working as a manager at a private comapny which deals with sales
also, he has retired from it about 15 years back
Was he involved in any sports activity both while working and now after retirement?
Let me brief you.
The area of pain that you describe is close to the elbow.
Here there are few structures - epicondyles, olecranon fossa and bursa which get inflammed leading to pain.
Diabetes related peripheral neuropathy cause pain in the peripheries - palms and soles and unlikely around the elbow region.
Ok.. So could you please let me know on what could be done for this..?
The conditions that I mentioned are related to physical activity/profession as well as sports. In some people it occurs due to unknown factors.
He will need to consult an orthopedician. The doctor can examine his elbow and if needed order for test - X-ray/CT scan to isolate the exact cause
Treatment is usually going to be conservative
Ok.. but I don't think he could have any sports injury in that area as the physicall pressure exerted in that area is too little..
what could be other treatment options..?
Very rarely localised injections or surgical form of treatment would be needed.
Like I said earlier, those conditions are common in professional.
You must have heard of XXXXXXX Tendulkar developing forearm and elbow pain.
I just googled an image on the hand; to be specific to the area I mentiond, its the area labelled as "bronchioradialis" in the following link: WWW.WWWW.WW mozilla:en-US:official&q=shoulder+to+palm+structure&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.0000,d.Yms,pv.xjs.s.en_US.epv7Gxs5zsU.O&biw=1280&bih=605&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=JAcTUrDKIcHnswal9oGADQ#facrc=_&imgdii=kdSZFqIqsMsbIM%3A%3BzpiQ9386pOyEuM%3BkdSZFqIqsMsbIM%3A&imgrc=kdSZFqIqsMsbIM%3A%3BexL1c8USJatv2M%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bodybuilding.com%252Ffun%252Fforebig.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bodybuilding.com%252Ffun%252Falissa18.htm%3B500%3B381
Similarly other tennis player having forearem pain.
Those player suffered a condition called tennis elbow where medical epicondyle was inflammed due to repeated physical stress.
Ok.. Thank you!
Now, other structures the olecranon fossa, bursa related to elbows and even brachiradialis can get inflammed by occupation related physical stress or due to
What ever the condition is the treatment is as described earlier.
The orthopedician is the best person to treat such cases.
Hope it is clear.
Do you have any other query?
Yes, sure. Thank you..!
Do you have any other query?
No..That;s it for now
Thanks for consulting me.
Thank you as well
Bye for now.
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