A 26-year-old female asked:
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2wks ago twisted& popped elbow, tingles, swollen, bit bruised, can't extend, locks up, still doing activities such as tumbling & stunting...? hurts

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Let it heal: It sounds scary based on your description, but you are still able to do tumbling and stunts suggest that the injury is not serious. It seems you sustainted a pretty good sprain and some bleeding/swelling which reduces range of motion a bit. I would recommend doing gentle rom, take it easy, use some motrin/aleve for 1-2 wks and allow it to heal. If not better in couple of weeks, call doc. Good luck.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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