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Elbow injury, pain, unable to move arm. X-ray shows calcific tendinitis. Treatment for swollen fingers?

Hi, few days ago I hit my elbow slightly on the door, hurt a bit, but it was ok. Next day elbow pain came up, so took ibuprofen three times and at night it got worst and I kept waking up from pain. When I woke up I could not move my arm properly and throbbing pains in the elbow. Saw my gp that day and was referred for X-ray if any fracture and was prescribed diclofenac 50mg tds. X-ray showed calcific tendinitis . Was given a sling to rest my arm for few days . However this morning my palm and all fingers are swallen and felt numbness. Had my breaffast and took medication and did ice pack. Numbness got better but lots of swellings on my fingers still. What should I do now?
Asked On : Mon, 4 Feb 2013
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The inflammation of the tendons that you are having at the elbow has caused a nerve compression causing the symptoms you are having now. You need to continue with the treatment prescribed to you. It is likely to improve in next few days.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 5 Feb 2013
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