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2 Potential Dull Elbow Pain Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  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.

    Mild symptoms resolve on their own, severe disease resolves with surgery

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    hand weakness, weakness in one hand, numbness in one hand, pain in one elbow, pain in one forearm
    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.

    Conservative treatment should resolve the problem in 3-6 months.

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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Dull Elbow Pain

  • Q.How would you explain the cause of your elbow pain?
  • Q.Is the pain affecting:
  • Q.Which of the following describes your physical fitness:
  • Q.Do you currently smoke?

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Dull Elbow Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 12% Pain in One Shoulder
    • 4% Hand Tingling
    • 3% Pain in One Arm
  • People who have experienced dull elbow pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 39% Over a Month
    • 19% Less Than a Week
    • 18% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced dull elbow pain were most often matched with:

    • 20% Ulnar Nerve Entrapment of Elbow
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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