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Differential Diagnosis of Elbow Pain

The differential diagnosis of shoulder pain includes the following:
  • Sprain
  • Strain
  • Fracture

Treatment of Elbow Pain

  • Acupuncture:
    • SI-3 (proximal 5th MCP; open Du)
    • UB-60 (close Du)
    • LI-7 (Xi-Cleft)
    • LI-5
    • LI-11
    • LI-1
    • St-38 (anterior St-40)
    • UB-17 (T7; move xue)
    • Lu-5 (pain of shoulder, upper arm, tennis elbow, hand - relaxes sinews and activates channel [PIHMA]).
    • Lu-6 (pain of elbow & upper arm).
    • St-36 (corresponding leg point of the lateral elbow) [Backer2010, pg 132].
    • Sp-9 (corresponding leg point of the medial elbow) [Backer2010, pg 132].

References for Elbow Pain