WRIST AND HAND ELBOW SHOULDER LOWER BACK AND HIP KNEE FOOT AND ANKLE

B. ELBOW


PAIN AT THE OUTER SIDE OF ELBOW

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This condition is traditionally named tennis elbow and more technically termed lateral epicondylitis. Swelling and inflammation over the origin of outer group of muscles of the forearm from the outer side of the elbow causes this problem. It could affect both arms

Medication, local application of analgesic gels, infrared waves, massage and elbow bands are found to be helpful. Cortisone injection will help in some patients. The most resistant ones need surgical debridement of the site followed by rehabilitation for recovery.


PAIN OVER BACK OF THE ELBOW

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This condition is traditionally named student’s elbow. It starts with long standing rubbing of the elbows on the study table as you read books. There will be a little lumpiness and pain. Some will get calcium depositions forming spurs.

Medication, local application of analgesic gels, infrared waves, massage and elbow bands are found to be helpful. Cortisone injection will help in some patients. The most resistant ones need surgical debridement of the site followed by rehabilitation for recovery.


PAIN OVER THE INNER SIDE OF ELBOW

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This condition is traditionally named golfer’s elbow and more technically as medial epicondylitis. Swelling and inflammation over the origin of inner group muscles of the forearm from the inner side of the elbow causes this problem. It could affect both arms.

Medication, local application of analgesic gels, infrared waves, massage and elbow bands are found to be helpful. Cortisone injection will help in some patients. The most resistant ones need surgical debridement of the site followed by rehabilitation for recovery.