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Your Dull Elbow Pain May Also be Known as:
Achy elbow pain

Top 2 Dull Elbow Pain Causes

  1. 1.Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow

    Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow is the compression of the ulnar nerve, causing numbness and/or weakness in the hands.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Diagnosis is made by looking at your symptoms and confirmed with a test of the nerves. Treatment depends on severity. If no weakness, splinting and physical therapy. If weakness, surgery to decompress the nerve.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    hand weakness, pain in one hand, numbness in one hand, weakness in one hand, pain in one elbow
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Osteochondritis Dissecans

    At joints where bones meet, bones are covered with a layer of cartilage which provides shock absorbance and lubrication. Osteochondritis dissecans is a condition where a piece of cartilage with a thin layer of bone detach from the larger bone, causing pain.

    You should visit your primary care physician. Conservative therapy is first considered, such as resting the joint, and physical therapy. Surgery is performed if the conservative treatment fails.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    pain in one knee, knee pain that gets worse during a run, knee stiffness, knee instability, spontaneous knee pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Dull Elbow Pain

  • Q.Is your elbow pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.How long has your elbow pain been going on?
  • Q.Is the pain affecting:
  • Q.How would you explain the cause of your elbow pain?

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Dull Elbow Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced dull elbow pain have also experienced:

    • 19% Pain in One Shoulder
    • 5% Pain in One Arm
    • 3% Hand Tingling
  • People who have experienced dull elbow pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 44% Over a Month
    • 18% Less Than a Week
    • 16% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced dull elbow pain were most often matched with:

    • 17% Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow

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