Most elbow pain has a very simple cause and clears up within a few days. The pain usually comes from strained or inflamed soft tissues such as tendons. You can normally treat this pain yourself with over-the-counter painkillers and a few days' rest, and you may not need to see your doctor.
It's important not to rest for too long as lack of movement causes your joint to stiffen and the muscles around your elbow to weaken, which increases the chance that you’ll have further symptoms. Simple exercises can help to reduce the risk of future problems. Long-term elbow pain can be caused by arthritis.
Some of the symptoms of elbow pain include:
Dull ache when at rest
Pain when making a fist (golfer’s elbow)
Pain when opening the fingers (tennis elbow)
Soreness around the affected elbow bump
Difficulties and pain when trying to grasp objects, especially with the arm stretched out.
When To See A Doctor?
Most cases of elbow pain will get better on their own or with simple self-help treatments. You should see a doctor if:
Your pain doesn't improve after two weeks of taking painkillers and resting your elbow, and you haven't had an injury or infection
You have tingling, numbness or weakness in your arm or hand.
You should visit a hospital's accident and emergency department straight way if:
You notice symptoms such as severe pain that stops you from moving your arm, swelling, fever, heat and redness. These can sometimes be signs of infection.
You think you've fractured your elbow - this will probably follow an obvious injury such as a direct impact or fall onto an outstretched hand. A fracture will cause pain and usually bruising and swelling.
Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
Biceps Tendonitis (Distal)
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Wrist pain is often caused by sprains or fractures from sudden injuries. But wrist pain can also result from long-term problems, such as repetitive stress, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Because so many factors can lead to wrist pain, diagnosing the exact cause can be difficult, but an accurate diagnosis is essential for proper treatment and healing.
Wrist pain may vary, depending on the cause. For example, osteoarthritis pain is often described as being similar to a dull toothache, while carpal tunnel syndrome usually causes a pins-and-needles feeling or a tingling sensation, especially at night. The precise location of your wrist pain also provides clues to what's behind your symptoms.
When To See A Doctor?
Not all wrist pain requires medical care. Minor sprains and strains usually respond to ice, rest and over-the-counter pain medications. But if pain and swelling last longer than a few days or become worse, see your doctor. Delayed diagnosis and treatment can lead to poor healing, reduced range of motion and long-term disability.
Osteoarthritis of the joints of the hand
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Wrist joint Osteoarthritis
Some Other Conditions Are:
Sprains and strains