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Acute Pain On Crazy Bone Of Elbow When Leaning On It
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
Crazy bone: No. Your symptoms should resolve with time. If not improving seek a medical opinion. ...Read more
Random, infrequently, acute, & deep (like my bones are being crushed) pain that goes from my elbow to my hand. Braces & OTC meds fail. What can I do?
Not an easy answer:
In order to make a diagnosis of atypical problems a doc needs to take into account a lot of data and put the clinical picture together. This is what old-school "art of medicine" is.
You mention CT scan (of what? And b/l mastectomy? For what? Breast CA? Or prophylaxis? Many things factor into a diagnosis. I would recommend you see a competent family physician who can direct the investigation. ...Read more
Nagging ache in right arm & upper shoulder towards the neck. Reminds me of when you pump your crazy bone in your elbow.
Normal: Its normal for the inner elbow to stick out. In most people its not that noticeable. In some its increased and may be due to old trauma and resulting deformity. If there is a side to side difference, its best to have it x-rayd by your orthopedist. ...Read more
I have pain in my left elbow, no injury, suddenly it started, not in bone even cannot hold mobile.
Inflammation: Inflammatory conditions like tendonitis or epicondylitis can start like this. Try cold applications and later switch to heat, avoid stressing the elbow, and if you can take them, NSAIDS like ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) usually help. If no improvement see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment such as corticosteroid injection. ...Read more
Olecracranon: The bone is called the olecranon process of the elbow. ...Read more
Matters which bone: It matters which bone in the elbow was chipped. Usually after a chipped or "non displaced" elbow fracture a cast is not needed because putting an elbow in a cast will cause the elbow to get very stiff. Usually a sling for a few days to a week is needed then gentle motion is started. See your md to get the definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Several potentials: If there has been an associated injury, a fracture could certainly cause swelling and soreness. An infection is also a possibility, especially if there is associated redness and/or warmth. Olecranon bursitis is a condition at the elbow which can also cause swelling and pain. See a physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more
I have a shooting like pain that starts inbetween my elbow bones and go down to my hand. What is this?
Over Use Syndrome: This sound like "tennis elbow' or "overuse' syndrome. It is becoming more and more common in our world where we are typing at a keyboard all day every day. The muscles get sore from over use and from improper positioning and then our repetitive motions keep the injury from healing properly. Rest and anti-inflammatories along with ergonomic evaluation are often needed to get better. ...Read more
Depends: If outside the joint shouldn't be more than a few weeks. ...Read more
Bone aches: What you're experiencing is actually not bubbles or air pockets it's essentially the synovial fluid or bursa sacs which act as a lubricants to allow your joints to move freely. If the bursae is inflamed it will retain fluid and thus make your joint feel like it's has pressure or air in it. Hope this helps to clarify things! ...Read more
I hit my elbow hard a few yrs ago and have a hard bump on it now that feels like bone, what could it be?
Scar tissue: Probably developed some scar tissue. Should get an xray to make sure. ...Read more
My elbow has been hurting for over a month now. It hurts right over the bone, I have less strentgh and some radiating pain. What should I do?
The common causes of elbow pain include:
1) tennis elbow, pain on the outside, difficulty holding/grasping a handle on a gallon of milk. 2) golfers elbow, pain on the inside of the elbow, squeezing the hand, lifting with palm up, flexing wrist towards elbow, occasional finger numbness. Treat with ice, nsaid's, elbow strap and avoidance of painful activities. If pain > 1 mos then see your doctor. ...Read more
What is the pain on my elbow when I throw something or do certain excercises? The pain seems to be on the surface on the bone or near the bone.
See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
My elbow keeps gettin stuck sometime have to pop it even wen not using it an the bone above an below elbow constantly feels brused should I be worried?
Rotator cuff or...: Pain originating (without acute injury) in the shoulder which is activity related is commonly due to rotator cuff tendinitis or tearing, or biceps dysfunction. If pain is more focused at elbow, consider tennis elbow. Best to be seen by an orthopaedist or upper extremity specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
That's a mighty long: -list. Any where from fractures, infections, sprains & strains. Autoimmune diseases..........& it goes on & on. Even after 5-7 years of orthopedic training, we still don't have all the answers. It would help to be more specific in Ur question. ...Read more
Needs evaluation: A painful bump needs to be evaluated to make sue it is not a bad tumor. ...Read more
Fracture: If you are asking about most common fracture about the elbow, then the radial head is the answer. Simple bone contusions are more common than fractures however. ...Read more
I have pain on back of my elbow on the bone with numbness reach to the shoulder what the cause???
Evaluation: You should see your doctor for evaluation and Xray/CT to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
The bone in my elbow feels like it about to pierce through the skin and it hurts really bad. What could be wrong?
I took a elbow to the back of my neck when I got hit it instantly folded down. It was located near the bone and I've had pain in back neck shoulder?
See a physician: At your age, you most likely have a simple contusion/sprain which should resolve with time, ice, and anti-inflammatory meds. With an injury like you had, it would be possible to have a fracture of a vertebral spinous process, which would heal fine and does not require surgery. See a physician if your pain persists after a couple weeks. ...Read more
I hurt my bone near my elbow in my left arm I had to pop it back into place an it felt like it was shattered I still cant move my arm with out pain?
Traumatic injury: Will need to be evaluated by an X ray. Especially if movement causes pain ...Read more
My bone just above my elbow hurts whle taking push ups. I feel like the bone's gonna come out if I continue. It happened all of a sudden. Is it normal?
Contusion: 3 to 4 weeks is normalGet a more detailed answer ›
Absorbed: Small bone fragments are usually absorbed or "walled off" into the surrounding soft tissues- it truly depends on the nature and size of the fracture and fragments. ...Read more
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