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Doctor insights on: Elbow Hyperextension

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What is the best way to heel from elbow hyperextension?

What is the best way to heel from elbow hyperextension?

Time: These type of injuries take about 6 weeks to heal. A hinged elbow brace can be used to support the elbow and prevent further hyperextention, during healing. Ice, nsaid's and therapy are also helpful. Mostly it's a matter of time. ...Read more

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Why would I keep getting hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Why would I keep getting  hyperextension injuries of my knees and elbows?

Depends: There are number possibilities including some of which include: not allowing enough time between the injury and restarting activity for the injury to heal; genetic predispositions that allow more flexible or lax ligaments; the type of activity that your are doing and simple over exertion. ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent hyperextension of my knees and elbows?

Ligamentous laxity: Is a common congenital condition that permits one to hyperextend joints and makes one "double-jointed". There is no need to worry about that when it occurs naturally. However, traumatic hyperextension injury is quite injurious. A knee brace when highly active or elbow protector can help. ...Read more

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When to replace elbow?

When to replace elbow?

Last resort: Elbow replacement surgery is really reserved as the end of the road procedure for severe arthritis or deformity of the elbow. A replacement carries with it high risk of infection (upwards to 10%) and permanent weight lifting restrictions of less than 2-5lbs. This is really meant for low demand elderly people with failure of all other measures or severe fractures in the elderly. ...Read more

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Acute golfers elbow. Help?

Acute golfers elbow. Help?

Golfer's elbow: Anti inflammatories can be tried along with physiotherapy . If not helping consult with your doctor for considering steroid injection. http://patient.info/doctor/tennis-elbow-and-golfers-elbow ...Read more

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Why do my elbow creases itch?

Pruritis: Itching can be caused by several things including local dermatitis (rash), heat rashes, fungal infections, etc. If this continues, get it evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is done for a hurt elbow?

Depends: You need to understand how severe the injury is and seek medical advice to determine what your treatment options are and what your recovery time will be. ...Read more

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I can't bend my elbow backwards?

Elbow: Hyperextension of elbow is possible in some flexible and hyperomobile people, but in general it will cause injury. ...Read more