What causes severe pain in inner elbow?

Posted on Wed, 16 Mar 2016 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: I have inner elbow pain on my right side It gets unbearable when I life anything with weight. It will hurt when I an twisting the joint such as turning a steering wheel. I am a culinary student and use my hands for extensive periods of time. Chopping, rolling dough, lifting, stirring and whisking. I could not place a pan in the oven today because the pain was so intense.
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Can be due to tennis elbow.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query.
The pain in the inner side of elbow is likely to be related to ulnar nerve compression or inflammation. Most commonly it is caused by a tennis elbow or cubital tunnel syndrome.
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 orthopedician.
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.
Surgery might be needed in severe cases with persistent symptoms.

I hope this answers your query.
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Wishing you good health.
Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal 18 minutes later
Thank-you Doctor. I will make an appointment with a orthopedist and continue applying ice and will give it some rest. Sincerely
Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
You are welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Thank you.
I am happy I could help.
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Wishing you the best in whatever you do.
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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