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ELBOW PAIN

I had elbow surgery about 12 years ago in the army.I never had any problems before now. my problems are in the inside of my elbow were the " funny bone is" gets real hot like, and my thumb, index finger, and middle finger get to the point of no feeling what so ever.The pain is like somebody is standing on my hand, and my inside elbow is on fire.PLEASE HELP!
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Maybe this is or isn't related to the original surgery. Have you had any recent injuries? You should get checked for what could be going on here. Have you had any vascular problems, diabetes or nerve damage? Your family doctor or internist might be a good place to start. The burning concerns me. Is there swelling. Write down all the things that are going on, and go to someone who deals with orthopedic medicine. There are disorders that can result years later from injuries and surgery, but you should keep a close eye and make sure if there is redness or swelling or both that you get into the doctor. Please take care. Hope you feel better soon.
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Hi,

What is your age? Since when have you noticed these symptoms? What work do you
do? Does it involve a lot of movement or rotation at the elbow joint or constant
pressure on the elbow for long hours? Is the swelling on the inside or outside
of your elbow joint? Do you remember  any history of trauma or injury to the
site?

This could be - tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, olecranon bursitis or synovial
cyst of the elbow joint.

'Tennis elbow is a condition where the outer part of the elbow becomes painful
and tender. It's a condition that is commonly associated with playing tennis,
though the injury can happen to almost anybody.
The condition is more formally known as lateral epicondylitis ("inflammation to
the outside elbow bone"), lateral epicondylosis, or simply lateral elbow pain.'
You could read more about this at the following link -
http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00068
and
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/tennis-elbow/DS00469
and
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_elbow

'Golfer's elbow — also known as medial epicondylitis — is similar to tennis
elbow. But it occurs on the inside — rather than the outside — of your elbow.'
You could read more about this at the following link -
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/golfers-elbow/DS00713

'Olecranon bursitis is inflammation of the bursa overlying the olecranon process
at the proximal aspect of the ulna. The bursa is located between the ulna and
the skin at the posterior tip of the elbow.'
You could read more about this at the following link -
http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/TOPIC91.HTM

It would be advisable to consult your doctor for a confirmed diagnosis and to
plan the further management.

Let us know if you need any other information and post us about how you are
doing.

Regards.
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