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I have a pretty big bump on the top of

Patient: I have a pretty big bump on the top of my right forearm that hurts to press on and hurts when I move my wrist. It appeared a few hours after playing tennis. What is it?

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.I think you may have tennis elbow or some other similar injury to the elbow. You should try doing RICE regimen to help you reduce the pain and the swelling.Rest the elbow and avoid tennisIce the elbow for 15 mins every hour several times a dayCompress the elbow using an elbow sleeve and crepe bandageElevate the elbow to reduce the swelling by allowing blood flow back to the heartTake Paracetamol to reduce the swellingThe pain should reduce within 10 days but if it does not reduce, see a Doctor to help you.All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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