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What causes pain and stiffness in the right elbow?

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Dr. Gopal Goel

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Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: painful and stiffness on right elbow. have used heating pad on elbow, but continued pain. thinks he slept on it wrong the night before..


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Answered by Dr. Gopal Goel 12 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Could be tennis elbow or elbow joint arthritis.

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.

In my opinion pain and stiffness in the right elbow could be due to a condition like tennis elbow or joint arthritis.

I suggest you start pain killers, muscle relaxants and continue heating pads. It might take a few days for the pain to go away. If it does not then X ray of the elbow may be required.

Thanks for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.

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