Elbow is a common site of injury, which can cause pain on movement and tenderness. Pain in the elbow region can be caused because of many medical conditions or injury, fracture, and tennis elbow. Therefore, timely and accurate diagnosis and treatment are important for recovery.
Consult a doctor immediately for elbow after an injury if:
There are signs and symptoms of damage to the nerves or blood vessels such as:
Call your doctor for pain at the elbow if you have:
If you have mild pain at the elbow you may try treatment at home with rest to the elbow, applying ice or heat several times a day for a few days, simple pain relievers such as paracetamol, ibuprofen. If the pain does not improve in a few days or starts to worsen consult as soon as possible.
Who to Consult
Some health professionals that can be consulted for evaluation, diagnosis, or treatment of tennis elbow, are:
For further treatment and management you may be referred to a:
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