Q. I play golf two to three times a week and have had pain on the inside part of my right elbow for two months. I rested it for two weeks, but when I went back to play it hurt even worse. I tried ibuprofen and it did not help. I want to know how to get rid of the pain. What should I do?
The UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) is a major stabilizer of the elbow in the throwing athlete. It is also known as the “Tommy John” ligament after the famous baseball pitcher who had one of the first successful surgeries to reconstruct it after a tear.
Q. About two months ago I was playing flag football and reached behind me to grab the ball and someone ran into my arm. I felt a sharp pain and a pop. I went to the urgent care and they took X-rays, which were normal. I was given a sling and told I had a sprain and I should get better in a few days. The pain improved quickly and I felt good most of the time. Sometimes when I try to grab something quickly, however, I feel a snap in my shoulder and pain. After a few minutes I feel fine again. The snapping is not going away and it is annoying. If the X-rays were fine, why am I still having this problem and what should I do?
Q. I am a 42-year-old runner who has snapping on the side of my right hip. When I run and flex my knee, I feel a snap. Sometimes it hurts when it snaps. I did not injure it and it has gradually come on two months ago. I can still run but have had to cut down my mileage. It is getting annoying and I am also concerned if it is safe to run. What is my next step?
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