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What can cause extreme pain in the inner elbow region of the right hand?

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Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019
Question: hello,I have a big pain on my right hand close to the elbow(inside part of it)..I didn't lift anything today..but the pain is very significant
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Seems like nerve pain and analgesics needed.

Detailed Answer:

Hi!

Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in the best way possible. First of all, it's sad to know what you had been going through lately.

Based on the history you have shared, it seems most likely to be nerve pain and the area that is involved is supplied by ulnar nerve and any compression or structural deformity involving ulnar nerve may present like that.

Meanwhile, for temporary pain relief, OTC analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be used however if the pain is severe more potent analgesics like tramadol or nerve pain suppressants like gabapentin or duloxetine can be used.

If pain persists cause work up like with nerve conduction studies, local examination by a neurologist and Xrays may be needed. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Hope this has answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin, General & Family Physician
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What can cause extreme pain in the inner elbow region of the right hand?

Brief Answer: Seems like nerve pain and analgesics needed. Detailed Answer: Hi! Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in the best way possible. First of all, it's sad to know what you had been going through lately. Based on the history you have shared, it seems most likely to be nerve pain and the area that is involved is supplied by ulnar nerve and any compression or structural deformity involving ulnar nerve may present like that. Meanwhile, for temporary pain relief, OTC analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be used however if the pain is severe more potent analgesics like tramadol or nerve pain suppressants like gabapentin or duloxetine can be used. If pain persists cause work up like with nerve conduction studies, local examination by a neurologist and Xrays may be needed. Wishing you a speedy recovery. Hope this has answered your query. Regards, Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin, General & Family Physician