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What causes pain below elbow?

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Posted on Sat, 19 Jul 2014
Question: my son playing table tennis since two years age 13 nowhaving pain in rightelbow not able to bear pain pl advise
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Answered by Dr. Chander Mohan Singh (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Its tennis elbow.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have read your query.

From your history it seems that your son is having tennis elbow which occurs due to overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain e.g in tennis players.

Tennis elbow is caused by subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow.

No need to do blood tests or xray if there is no history of trauma to elbow joint.


So I advise you to stop playing game for atleast one month and apply brace to forearm to rest the tendons.

Apply topical anti-inflammatory gel or topical cortisone gel.

If it does not get cured then he may require cortisone injection.

I hope you have got your answer.

Thanks.

Dr.Singh.
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What causes pain below elbow?

Brief Answer: Its tennis elbow. Detailed Answer: Hi, I have read your query. From your history it seems that your son is having tennis elbow which occurs due to overuse of arm, forearm, and hand muscles that results in elbow pain e.g in tennis players. Tennis elbow is caused by subtle injury of the muscle and tendon area around the outside of the elbow. No need to do blood tests or xray if there is no history of trauma to elbow joint. So I advise you to stop playing game for atleast one month and apply brace to forearm to rest the tendons. Apply topical anti-inflammatory gel or topical cortisone gel. If it does not get cured then he may require cortisone injection. I hope you have got your answer. Thanks. Dr.Singh.