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Pain, heaviness in elbow on extending arm. Cause?

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I woke up last week with pain in my elbow. It only really hurts when I either extend my arm fully or lift something heavy. It is slightly painful to the touch on the very tip of my elbow. Is this possibly tennis elbow? I haven't injured it in any way that I can think of.

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I have read your question with diligence .
Will you please answer some question -
-Is their any swelling at elbow?
-Any history of diabetes?
-Your profession?
Please reply.

Patient replied :

Yes, some swelling. No history of diabetes. I am an IT consultant I spend most of my time in front of a computer. I am left handed and it's my left elbow.

Yes, constant pressure can cause a lot of inflammation around the joint leading to pain in the elbow.
Tennis elbow is a possibility, I will request you to get an x-ray and share it with me.
Meanwhile you can take a painkiller like Advil for relief.

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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