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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
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
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
I ve been experiencing a lot of discomfort below my elbow... Limited mobility..even lifting small objects seems difficult.
Is there swelling: in the elbow along with the pain? What do you do daily in a routine that could have caused elbow pain? Often it is associated with repetitive motion from, say, heavy weight lifting such as dumb-bell curls, or hyperextension of the elbow such as when operating heavy machinery that requires a lot of lateral pushing. Visit a healthcare provider with this information in mind. And ice and rest it. ...Read more
More than you think: The elbow is an amazingly complex joint, made primarily for bending. It is not meant to hyper extend. Enough hyperextension will actually dislocated the joint. Short of that level of strain, significant soft tissue injury can occur to the anterior capsule – front of the elbow joint, and may result in biceps tendinitis and contracture – limiting elbow extension initially. Improves over time. Time! ...Read more
My elbow was moderately hyperextended in a basketball game four days ago. Now my elbow makes a mild clicking/popping when bending. What should I do?
Elbow Antics: You most likely injured the cartilage surface of this complex hinge joint and the associated inflammation is causing the clicking or popping that you appreciate. If the joint "locks" when attempting to move it you may have torn a small portion of the cartilage and it is catching in the joint space. Apply ice and try to adequately rest the elbow. Try an antiinflammatory if needed for pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Elbow pain: Are you able to fully bend & straighten elbow joint? Can you turn hand palm down & back? May have dislocated elbow or broken radius/ulna/humerus or merely strained ligaments. Best to have joint examined & x-rayed (emergencyroom) so appropriate treatment can be given. Motrin/aleve/etc (if you can take them) may take edge off pain. Ice for swelling. Sling or splint for support until seen by doc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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