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Pain in elbow after carrying a heavy load - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi How can I help you?
Doctor :   are you there?
User :   sensation
User :   Can you please advise..thanks
Doctor :   I did not understand the problem...all I got from you was "sensation
User :   Hello Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   tell me how I can help you?
User :   There seem to be a lag between what i am typing and what is reflecting on the screen
User :   Recently i lifted a failrly reasonable load of 10-15 kgs from my right hand
Doctor :   ok
User :   this i happenend to carry it for aboput 10-15 mins
User :   At the end of the day my elbow was hurting badly
Doctor :   ok
User :   i assumed that i had sprained my elbow and left it for few days
User :   but even after 15 days.. the elbow hurts as badly as ever even if i lift a small weight
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   does it pain only on movement/load or even at rest?
User :   does this pain pass away after few days
Doctor :   yes usually it does
User :   no only when i lift the wieght
Doctor :   but you will have to take care not to strain your elbow
User :   oh i dont have to do any thing for at least few days..?
Doctor :   not really
Doctor :   it should be a ligament strain
Doctor :   so you need to give it immpbility
User :   Ahh..i see..
Doctor :   a crepe bandage can help
User :   But what is immpbility
Doctor :   oh sorry...immobility is hat I meant :)
Doctor :   immobilize the joint using a crepe bandage
User :   oh ..ok..:-)
Doctor :   and do not lift heavy weights for at least a couple of weeks
User :   Thank you sir..:-)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   amything else I can help you with?
User :   Hmmm..that could be difficult as i lift a lot of weight as i maintain airplanes...but will keep your advise in mind..:-)
User :   That will be all..can i know your name please..??
Doctor :   this is dr anurag here
Doctor :   have a good day then
User :   Thanks doc..will recommend your name to my friends..:-)
Doctor :   thanks and bye
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