Elbow Pain: Causes & Treatment

Elbow Pain: Causes & Treatment
Published on, 18 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Hans Joachim Poessel and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I've been experiencing pain in my elbow whenever I try to straighten my arm. I'm not sure what caused it, but the pain has been consistent and hasn't worsened. When I attempt to straighten my arm, I feel a sharp pain in my elbow. Any idea what might be causing this?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Initial Treatment:

Apply Voltaren gel to the affected area.

Cover the area with cling film for 3-5 nights.


Monitor the pain and any changes in your symptoms.


If the pain persists after 10 days, seek advice from an elbow specialist in your area.




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Dr. Hans Joachim Poessel

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