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Elbow Injuries And Disorders In Children
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
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
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
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
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
Elbow orthopedist.: Please see an orthopedic surgeon, who specializes in elbow. ...Read more
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
There are a number: Of forms of exercise that you can do while still resting your injured elbow. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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