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I am experiencing elbow pain. The following also describes me: Can't straighten elbow. What should I do?

I am experiencing elbow pain. The following also describes me: Can't straighten elbow. What should I do?

May have impingement: If you have swelling redness or pain with that in the area you really should have it looked at to make sure it isn't an infection. Also not being able to straighten it could signal either a bony problem or nerve problem and you should
Likely get an X-ray. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I hurt my elbow and forearm in dance the other night. I landed flat on it and it was straight. I can't bend/straighten my elbow. Any answers? ~kasi~

I hurt my elbow and forearm in dance the other night. I landed flat on it and it was straight. I can't bend/straighten my elbow. Any answers? ~kasi~

See an Orthopedist -: To be examined and x-rayed to diagnose that you haven't gotten a fx, as outer bone in the elbow (radial head) can very easily get a fx, causing the symptoms you have. Other bones can also be fxed.
Other causes could be a sprain of the ligaments, or contusion. Any elbow injury can result in loss of motion with pain.
So seeing an orthopedist will be helpful.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Why can't I straighten my elbow, touch my hand to shoulder, nor turn left hand palms up after falling on my arm 4 weeks ago? 4 weeks ago I tried to break my fall by extending left arm and falling onto my palm while rollerblading. I weigh 220 and my arm to

Why can't I straighten my elbow, touch my hand to shoulder, nor turn left hand palms up after falling on my arm 4 weeks ago? 4 weeks ago I tried to break my fall by extending left arm and falling onto my palm while rollerblading. I weigh 220 and my arm to

Elbow injury: If you haven't had had x rays to evaluate your elbow, you probably should. It's possible that you had a fracture in your elbow. Many can be treated without surgery. But you won't know unless you get it evaluated.

It sounds like you injured the elbow as the signs you are describing are classic for decreased range of motion in the elbow. ...Read more

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Ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I keep bending my arm of slowly straighten it? Elbow hurts when I try and cant fully do it.

Ulnar nerve neuritis. Should I keep bending my arm of slowly straighten it? Elbow hurts when I try and cant fully do it.

Gentle: To give the best answer I need more details. Do you have an arthritis disease,? have you had any injury to the neck, elbow, arm? How long has the problem been there? Did anything in particular trigger the pain? Is the elbow swollen? If this is a new problem and the elbow hurts and is swollen the elbow is the cause. Gentle stretching is OK. The first step is to get a diagnosis of the cause. ...Read more

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If part of my elbow is out of place, would I know? I fell on it and cannot fully straighten it.

If part of my elbow is out of place, would I know? I fell on it and cannot fully straighten it.

Possibly: If your motion is not the same after a fall as it was before, something is not quite right. It can be a subtle fracture such as a radial head fracture, you could have torn or stretched a ligament. Don't hesitate to be seen for it for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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My bf elbow cannot really move. He laughed and spasm at the same time and then. Whenever he try to straighten or bend it. He feels pain..

Painful elbow: This can be tendonitis, or enen a fracture or dislocation at the area of the elbow joint. He should be evaluated by a physician, or best specifically by an orthopedic surgeon. Xray may be required. ...Read more

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When I straighten my arm my elbow is in pain. How do I treat this pain?

When I straighten my arm my elbow is in pain. How do I treat this pain?

By having an eval: The first step is to get it evaluated and determine the cause of the pain. Then the appropriate treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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When I straighten my arm my elbow is in pain. Did I injure it without knowing?

When I straighten my arm my elbow is in pain. Did I injure it without knowing?

Radial head sublux: You need a physical exam to be sure, but you could have injuries of any kind, from early arthritis to a tendonitis. That being said, pain at end range of straightening out your elbow can be a mild subluxation of your radial head outside of the annular ligament. This is not serious or in need of surgery, but treatment would improve it. Consider seeing a do or chiro for adjustment of elbow. ...Read more

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If I have wires taken out of my elbow will the doctors be able to straighten it for me aswell?

If I have wires taken out of my elbow will the doctors be able to straighten it for me aswell?

Not necessarily: Unfortunately, taking wires out doesn't guarantee the function of your elbow will be restored completely. It depends on the nature of the problem such as fracture and the extent of the damage it did as well as your body healing process. ...Read more

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I have crunching in my right elbow and unable to fully straighten arm very painful what could this be?

Loose body?: Could be osteoarthritis or a loose body inside the joint. Less likely, it could be from something outside the joint. Arthritis or a loose boy is most likely if you had had an injury some time ago. Should be x-rayed and examined, so that you don't keep losing motion. ...Read more

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Fell a few weeks ago and landed on my elbow, now it hurts to straighten out my arm, what could be wrong?

Elbow: You may have sustained afracture of your elbow. See your foctor about getting some xrays or an orthopedic consult. ...Read more

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Pain in r elbow radiating into my forearm when I straighten it. What can it be and what can I do to relieve the pain?

Pain in r elbow radiating into my forearm when I straighten it. What can it be and what can I do to relieve the pain?

It depends: If the pain is medial and goes into your ring and little finger, it's probably cubital tunnel syndrome, which is a pinched nerve on the inside of the elbow. If its the outside of the elbow, it may be tennis elbow syndrome. Both should be treated with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, but if it keeps hurting see a doctor. ...Read more

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Past 6 months pain in both elbows but my right is in more pain then the left elbow. Extreme pain if I straighten them and/or pick up objects.?

Past 6 months pain in both elbows but my right is in more pain then the left elbow. Extreme pain if I straighten them and/or pick up objects.?

Blood test needed: If the pain is in both then I would want to make sure it's not rheumatoid arthritis or other kind of autoimmune condition. Generally, blood tests should delineate that. X-rays may help but I would only consider they if the pain was caused by new change in your exercise or work. ...Read more

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I sometimes have pain just above my elbow when I bends it, and my elbow gives a little pop sound whenever I bend it and then straighten it, what's that?

Elbow: It is probably a tendon moving at its insertion and will probably disappear. If it persists an anti-inflammatory may help. ...Read more

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My brother hit me above the elbow with a utensial and its swollen and when I try to straighten arm it hurts I don't want it to be broken?

My brother hit me above the elbow with a utensial and its swollen and when I try to straighten arm it hurts I don't want it to be broken?

Cold Pack See Dr: Hi MHolt
Ouch being hit with a utensil and getting a swollen arm from your brother is a bummer. Make sure you are in a safe environment.
Try to keep it in a position it does not hurt.
Use an ice pack on it.
If worse after that
go to Urgent care or doctors office.
Feel better
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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I'm having a sharp pain in my elbow. It hurts whenever I straighten out my arm and then try to bend it after. Mostly around the top part of my elbow.

I'm having a sharp pain in my elbow. It hurts whenever I straighten out my arm and then try to bend it after. Mostly around the top part of my elbow.

Tennis elbow: History of repetitive recreational or occupational activity. Elbow pain during or following flexion and extension. Pain at the lateral aspect of the elbow. Try Rest, ice, NSAID, brace /strap. Avoid activities that exacerbate the pain. If no response to therapy after 6 weeks, Go to doctor. ...Read more

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I hit my elbow against a corner and a day later, it still has a lot of pain and is swollen. When ever I bend it or straighten it out there is a pull.

I hit my elbow against a corner and a day later, it still has a lot of pain and is swollen. When ever I bend it or straighten it out there is a pull.

Elbow pain: At the least there is some bruising of the bones and at the most there may be a fracture. Please have it checked with an x-ray and see your primary care physician for evaluation. Any presence of tingling or numbness is of major concern and may be present from a nerve damage. In the mean time, apply some ice to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Tendinitis in my elbow, can't straighten arm?

Tennis elbow: Patients with epicondylitis or tennis/golfers elbow sometimes lose range of motion in the elbow when the tendonitis is severe.
Seek evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Why does my elbow crack and hurt when I straighten it? Do I need surgery?

Why does my elbow crack and hurt when I straighten it? Do I need surgery?

Injury or overuse?: Pain is more of a concerning sign than making noise. If you have previously injured that elbow or if you do an activity where you hold the elbow in a certain position for a long time (video games, sports?), that can cause the muscles to become less flexible. It can be common for joints to make popping noises as muscles move. Consider looking up elbow and forearm stretches, or yoga? ...Read more