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Pain in elbow, lifting weights, What can be done? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 19-Mar-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor:Please post your query.
User:i am going for zym from last 4 months and suddenly one fine day there is some pain to my right hand
Doctor:Ok proceed
User:i think i lift some overwt or i lifted the wt wrongly
Doctor:Ok is the pain restricted only to your hand?
User:the pain is at the middle of elbow ie at the joint
User:the pain is only for the hand
Doctor:Are you able to move the hand?
User:and that too i feel the pain when i lift any wt
User:that is when i lift bucket of water or wash clothes etc .
User:s i was able to move
Doctor:Is there any swelling?
User:no nothing
Doctor:Alright. There doesn't seem any cause for worry.
Doctor:You have probably
User:i consulted bone specialist 2 weeks back. he prescribed some medicines and also physiotherapy for 1 week
Doctor:sustained a muscle sprain due
Doctor:to unaccustomed use
Doctor:Ok did these medicines work?
User:its not related to nerve right?
Doctor:Probably not as your pain is present only on lifting weights.
Doctor:And it is limited to the area around the joint.
Doctor:Does it radiate down your arm?
User:s from the elbow joing to down little bit
Doctor:Ok. Musle sprain takes a while to heal.
User:and if i tip on the bone near the joint with my finger its paining
Doctor:go ahead
User:even during pysiotherapy too he gave heat and shock too
User:i stopped going for zym too
Doctor:Muscle sprain takes a while to heal.
Doctor:You can give your arm a rest.
Doctor:Don't lift weights.
User:i stopped lifting . even i stopped going for zym
User:wht to do . wht is the correct medicine or prescription . shall i XXXXXXX the doctor again?
Doctor:Ok. Try applying some Pain relief gels like Voveran gel three times a day.
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Continue with the pain medication prescribed by your doctor
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