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Severe pain in the elbow area, difficulty straitening the arms. Reasons ?

Lots of pain.. Elbows area is pretty severe.. More so left one then the right.. If I fall asleep with elbow bent.. It takes me almost a half hour to get it straight.. Due to some much pain.. Also.. Simple task like washing my car.. Omg.. Is a nightmare.. My arm feels like someone has put it into a vice.. Locked it down and is pulling.. Twisting.. And just tormenting me.. It has put me on the ground due to some much pain.. If I hold my hands up in the air.. I get maybe half a min in.. And have to put them down to the severe pain...
Asked On : Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello and thanks for the query
To give you a detailed answer to your query I want to know some more detail like:
1. Your age, sex, height, weight?
2. Have you undergone any trauma?
3. What are the other symptoms other than pain like swelling, itching, redness etc.?
4. What factors reduces your pain?
5. Duration of your pain and how you pain started?

Hope you will answer the above query. In the mean time take analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs. Can do hot fermentation if it helps you. You can use our premium service to get a detailed answer and also upload your investigations if already done.
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Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

According to description, it seems to be inflammatory arthralgia/arthritis of elbows.

I advice you to give you rest to your elbow, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of elbows and rule out any infective cause.You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance to see any arthritic changes.

Wishing you good health

Dr Saurabh Gupta
Orthopaedic surgeon
Answered: Sat, 24 Nov 2012
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