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Elbow injury - Arm/Hand Numbness

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  • Posted By: Travis
  • July 12, 2007
  • 01:45 PM

I took a blow to the back of my elbow (laying on the floor face down with my arm down by my side) several months ago. A small knot developed on the inside of my elbow (where the ulnar nerve passes). I have been getting strange sensations in my arm ever since. I get a shooting pain in my elbow sometimes and my arm just does not feel normal. By that I mean I feel numbness in my forearm, hand, and fingers. Also, it feels like I have lost some control over my bicep (I cannot flex it like I use to be able to). I have been to the doctor and he X-rayed my elbow and referred me to a neurologist. The neurologist examined everything and I had tests done. He stated that it did not seem to be anything worth having surgery over. That was about 2 or 3 months ago and I still have the same problem. I enjoy throwing the baseball around and this injury really hampers me. Even typing or writing sometimes makes my arm feel tired. I am thinking of calling my doctor back to see about having an MRI done. What should I do from here? Does anybody have an idea? Thanks.

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