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35 year old having pain in the elbow. Elevated heart rate. Could this be heart related?

I am a 35 year old male that eats healthy and lift weights regularly. I have pain on the inside portion of left elbow . I first noticed it a few months ago. The pain worsens when I do pulling excersises. The pain lingers for days at a time. My concern is that I have noticed my heart rate stays elevated around 90 bpm a few hours after weight training. Normal heart rate is between 58 and 63 beats per minute. My concern is that because of the elevated rate after training coupled with the elbow pain is it heart related or more than likely an injury? I have no health insurance and this whole thing has left me with much anxiety .
Asked On : Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
As you are performing exercises regularly, because of increased vagal effect heart rate remains on the lower side. This is a natural phenomenon.
When a person performs exercise or brisk walking, body needs extra oxygen supply and heart starts pumping blood at higher rate to fulfill body increased oxygen demand; thats why heart rate is increased during exercise and it should also be considered as normal phenomenon.
Pain on left elbow appears to be due to tennis elbow . Exaggerated use of forearm muscles may cause tennis elbow.
You should consult with orthopedic surgeon and should go for x ray of affected elbow.
You should give rest to the affected elbow.
As such there is no correlation between elbow pain and heart.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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