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Doctor insights on: Elbow Injuries And Disorders In Children

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What does an MRI tell you about elbow injuries?

What does an MRI tell you about elbow injuries?

Bone and soft tissue: Arthritis is inflammation of soft tissue synovium, cartilage inflammtion can cause narrowing, . ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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What sports have a high risk of elbow injuries?

What sports have a high risk of elbow injuries?

Contact and throwing: Contact sports such as football as well as throwing sports such as baseball and swinging sports such as golf have the highest risk for elbow injuries. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an elbow injury or disorder?

What sort of disorder is an elbow injury or disorder?

Elbow disorder: A variety of elbow disorders can exist and range from congenital to acquired (vascular, infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, environmental, idiopathic). Treatment is based on determining the etiology. ...Read more

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Can you give me more info on panner's disease (affects elbow)- what helps?

Can you give me more info on panner's disease (affects elbow)- what helps?

Rest: Panners disease is something that occurs in children. Nobody really knows why it happens but it's a problem with the blood supply to the capitellum of the elbow. Common in gymnast and throwing athletes who put lots of stress on their elbows. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat an elbow injury?

What can I do to treat an elbow injury?

Elbow injury: Match the treatment with the injury. Hard to say from what you're asking. May be simple rest, ice, compression, elevation, bracing, splinting. May need further treatments, pt, etc. Check with your orthopedic surgeon or pcp. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an elbow injury?

Pain: Pain, usually worse with elbow movement (bending it or rotating your forearm), bruising, swelling, deformity are some of the common symptoms. Direct trauma can injure the elbow, but so can force applied elsewhere, such as a fall landing on the hands and wrist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an elbow injury?

How can I tell if I have an elbow injury?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat an elbow injury?

What are some ways to treat an elbow injury?

Ice.: Ice for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day, and take an anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an elbow injury?

Ice.: Ice the elbow for 20 minutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. Take an anti-inflammatory medication, over the counter. ...Read more

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What can be done for baseball injuries in the elbow?

Throwing injuries: Are common in baseball players. The first step is to stop throwing and get a specific diagnosis. The next stepa will be determined by the severity of the injury and the age of the patient. Make sure you seek out a sports medicine doc with experience treating throwing injuries. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get my elbow injury checked out?

How do I know if I should get my elbow injury checked out?

Movement/pain: If you can't move it, it locks, looks crooked, or is signifantly painful it should be checked. If pain is just superficial but everything else works yoiu could probably watch it for a few weeks to see if it will go away. ...Read more

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Chronic elbow injury - don't know what's wrong. Who do I see?

Elbow orthopedist.: Please see an orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in elbow. ...Read more

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I fell getting out of the shower. - elbow injury- who do I see?

I fell getting out of the shower. - elbow injury- who do I see?

X-ray: You should be seen within 12-24 hours. If you have an orthopedic surgeon, call for an appointment. If not, go to the er to be seen and have an x-ray. They can refer you to the appropriate specialist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I continue to exercise after having an elbow injury?

Is it possible that I continue to exercise after having an elbow injury?

There are a number: Of forms of exercise that you can do while still resting your injured elbow. ...Read more

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No injury, no prior issues- L elbow severe almost shock like bursts of pain Enough to make me involuntarily squirm. Rapid onset. No activity change.?

No injury, no prior issues- L elbow severe almost shock like bursts of pain Enough to make me involuntarily squirm. Rapid onset. No activity change.?

? Neurologic: Some of the historical features you present sound as if there are neurologic. That would represent the lesion at the elbow involving the owner nerve. If the shocklike sensations travel down to your fourth and fifth digit then I would pay attention to this being neurologic in origin. In which case I would then recommend a full neurological valuation. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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My right elbow bursa sac feels like it not there, it's sensitive when my elbow is placed on a surface, there was no specific injury that brought it on?

My right elbow bursa sac feels like it not there, it's sensitive when my elbow is placed on a surface, there was no specific injury that brought it on?

I think U mean @ --: - times U feel some pain when U lean on it. This is due 2 a tiny fold in the synovial lining of the bursa is pinched. U may even feel a little pop as this occurs. Happens 2 all @ 1 time or another. No need 2 worry unless it becomes swollen and painful. Then it's time for a visit 2 Ur ortho guy. ...Read more

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What can expedite the healing of an elbow injury?

What can expedite the healing of an elbow injury?

Ice.: Ice the elbow for 20 minutes at a time, 3-4 times per day. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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Is cylcobenzipine good for elbow injury that's healing?

Maybe: Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant not a pain med. It'll relax you but I'm not sure how much it'll help with pain. ...Read more

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What are some physiotherapy techniques for elbow injury?

What are some physiotherapy techniques for elbow injury?

Elbow physio: Ice, heat, range of motion, friction massage, stretching, strengthening. ...Read more

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Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Elbow rash: Elbow rashes in children may be due to eczema or psoriasis. Both may respond to steroids, but for best results see a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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My boss has a swollen elbow, bruising on it, but no injuries. What could it be?

My boss has a swollen elbow, bruising on it, but no injuries. What could it be?

Elbow: The most likely answer is he bumped his elbow hard enough to cause some bleeding deep next to the bone. The 'light blood' in the conditions might mean he is on some blood thinner. Even Aspirin can make you more prone to this kind of bleeding. Alternatively, the gout could also be the cause but you didn't mention it being painful. Which is usually the case. ...Read more

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I have panner's disease (affects elbow)- what helps?

I have panner's disease (affects elbow)- what helps?

NSAIDS & Rest: Usually, time, anti-inflammatory meds, and avoiding painful activities nay improve symtoms, however, panners disease is a condition of adolescence, so if you are 39, you don't have it - more like an osteochondral injury to your capitellum. ...Read more

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I developed chronic stiff Pain in both elbows & shoulders. No injuries. Was sent to PT with no improvement. I wake especially stiff as well. Any idea?

Stiff elbow/ shoulde: F/U w/ rheumatologist as may have inflammatory arthritis. Xrays will check for osteoarthritis, possble MRI to check tendons, blood work - ANA (lupus- inflammatory arthritis) RF (rheumatoid arthritis) CPK - myositis, ESR/ CRP to check inflammation, & other markers. Also check TSH as if TSH/T4 are off you can have muscle aches, check urine for kidney and check that not GI related arthritis. ...Read more

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Can children get bursitis? My son has elbow pain.

Can children get bursitis? My son has elbow pain.

Yes: Children have bursas too, albiet small ones, but traua to a bursa can cause inflammation and pain. Bursas usually overly joints which they try to protect due to the exposure of those bones or joints to easy injury, usually blunt trauma. Dr.J. ...Read more

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Is a shoulder or an elbow injury worse for a pitcher?

Is a shoulder or an elbow injury worse for a pitcher?

Either.: Either could be worse, depending on what structures are damaged. An ulnar ligament injury to the elbow is very disabling to a pitcher. A labral tear in the shoulder could be very disabling to a pitcher. ...Read more

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What kind of injury to shoulder would cause pain in elbow?

What kind of injury to shoulder would cause pain in elbow?

Many: The nerve from your spinal cord that supplies the sensation (innervates) your arm (including the elbow) travels through your shoulder, . ..So any injury to the shoulder affecting your nerves that supply the elbow could cause it to be painful. Hope this answer helps you. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an elbow injury without surgery?

How long does it take to recover from an elbow injury without surgery?

Depends.: Depends on what the problem is. Only a matter of weeks if its something like tendinitis. Or, it can take months if there is something more serious going on with the joint. ...Read more

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What causes continued pain the elbow and forearm aside from an injury?

Arthritis, nerve inj: Contimued pain in the arm may be related to any of the three nerves entering the arm. I t may also be related to arthritis, tendonitis, or muscle problems. A thorough evaluation including in depth physical examination and perhaps nerve testing may be needed. ...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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Some children have dry spiky skin elevation on the back of elbow. What is it? .How to treat it

Some children have dry spiky skin elevation on the back of elbow. What is it? .How to treat it

Keratosis Pilaris: Bumpy skin above the elbows in children is called keratosis pilaris and can also commonly occur on the cheeks. Scrubbing often just makes it red and irritated, picking can leave scars. A lotion containing 12% Lactic Acid can help dissolve away the bumps, but it can take a few weeks to work. ...Read more