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What Causes Mild Pain On My Right Arm At The Elbow And Intermittently At The Wrist?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2022
Question: I have a mild pain on my right arm. start in my elbow and some times i feel the same on my fist
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Can be related to tennis elbow.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The pain in the elbow that can be felt in fist is likely to be related to ulnar nerve compression or inflammation. Most commonly it is caused by a tennis elbow or cubital tunnel syndrome.
Avoid activities that require you to keep your arm bent for long periods of time.
If you use a computer frequently, make sure that your chair is not too low. Do not rest your elbow on the armrest.
Avoid leaning on your elbow or putting pressure on the inside of your arm. For example, do not drive with your arm resting on the open window.
Keep your elbow straight at night when you are sleeping. This can be done by wrapping a towel around your straight elbow or wearing an elbow pad backwards.

You can help the improvement by-
1. Give adequate rest to the arm.
2. Apply cold therapy.
3. Get some anti-inflammatory medication prescribed from your orthopedist.
4. Immobilize the arm for a short period.
5. Soft tissue therapy can be used to break down adhesions that may be restricting the nerve.
6. Neural stretching exercises are helpful under the care of a physiotherapist.

I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal
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What Causes Mild Pain On My Right Arm At The Elbow And Intermittently At The Wrist?

Brief Answer: Can be related to tennis elbow. Detailed Answer: Hello, The pain in the elbow that can be felt in fist is likely to be related to ulnar nerve compression or inflammation. Most commonly it is caused by a tennis elbow or cubital tunnel syndrome. Avoid activities that require you to keep your arm bent for long periods of time. If you use a computer frequently, make sure that your chair is not too low. Do not rest your elbow on the armrest. Avoid leaning on your elbow or putting pressure on the inside of your arm. For example, do not drive with your arm resting on the open window. Keep your elbow straight at night when you are sleeping. This can be done by wrapping a towel around your straight elbow or wearing an elbow pad backwards. You can help the improvement by- 1. Give adequate rest to the arm. 2. Apply cold therapy. 3. Get some anti-inflammatory medication prescribed from your orthopedist. 4. Immobilize the arm for a short period. 5. Soft tissue therapy can be used to break down adhesions that may be restricting the nerve. 6. Neural stretching exercises are helpful under the care of a physiotherapist. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. Wishing you good health. Regards, Dr. Praveen Tayal