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Sore elbow, tender to touch and move, gone away itself. Waht could have caused it ?

Saturday night when I got into bed my elbow was sore, tender to touch and move. When I woke up, it was no longer sore however it was the color of a garnet. It was a perfect circle around and including my joint . I could bend it with no problem, there was no discomfort. Today, Tuesday it s gone. What could have caused that? I did not bang it. It did not look like it was bruised it was very strange. I went to an urgent care center because I had a chest cold , they said bronchitis . They looked at my elbow and said they had no idea but if it didn t go away to see my doctor.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Welcome to the forum.
According to your description , pain over your elbow seems to be inflammatory in nature.
I advice you to give you rest to the part affected, take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin 1 tablet with food as and when required (upto 4 tablets daily) to reduce pain and inflammation and consult your doctor for thorough examination of elbow and rule out any infective cause.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
You can consult me again directly through my profile
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Answered: Mon, 25 Feb 2013
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