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Swollen Lymph Nodes

Clearwater, Tampa, St Petersburg, Florida

Rarely a localized lymphadenopathy – swollen lymph nodes – may occur in the epitrochlear region causing a soft tissue mass. This can occur within one to two weeks after being scratched by a cat thus ensuing cat-scratch disease (CSD). The body develops swollen lymph nodes as a result of spreading bacteria after the individual has been scratched by the, which in turn causes non-specific elbow pain.

Fortunately, swollen lymph nodes causing elbow pain is not a frequent occurrence. It can easily be diagnosed by laboratory studies and magnetic resonance imaging. Due to its diffuse type of pain it may have a confusing presentation, which, unfortunately, can delay treatment due to assigning a diagnosis for the elbow pain to other more common etiologies of pain.

If you continue to suffer with elbow pain caused by swollen lymph nodes and your current treatment plan leaves you feeling hopeless, perhaps a fresh set of experienced eyes can change your outlook.  Since 1990, Dennis M. Lox, M.D has applied his personal interests in sports medicine, cutting-edge regenerative medicine and chronic pain management to helping patients increase their quality of life. Contact us for an appointment at 727-462-5582.

Dennis M. Lox, MD, and the Florida Spine Center serve patients within the greater Tampa Bay area, including Clearwater, Tampa and St. Petersburg, as well as all of Florida and the US.

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