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What is the best way to take care of a sprained elbow?

What is the best way to take care of a sprained elbow?

Protected motion: If the injury is less than 3 weeks old you should be placated in a hinged brace to work on range of motion. If older you need an orthpedic evaluation to make sue that you do not have a fracture or complete ligament tear. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow my symptoms are my arm is very painful to bend and unbend at the elbow ?

What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow my symptoms are my arm is very painful to bend and unbend at the elbow  ?

Have it evaluated.: Your symptoms may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the area evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow? 4 yr old jumped from sofa to bed - appx 3 ft - arm was under torso when child landed. Child complained that elbow hurt. It is now swollen and it hurts to try to bend it. Otherwise, it doesn't hurt when child is s

What are the symptoms of a sprained elbow? 4 yr old jumped from sofa to bed - appx 3 ft - arm was under torso when child landed. Child complained that elbow hurt. It is now swollen and it hurts to try to bend it. Otherwise, it doesn't hurt when child is s

A : A swollen elbow in the context of pain and decreased range of motion warrants evaluation from a medical professional, especially in a young child. Given the age, i would be worried about a possible dislocation or fracture. Unfortunately, it is the weekend, so you should take your child to either an urgent care that deals with children or an emergency department. I would recommend they get an xray. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between a sprain elbow and ulnar nerve neuritis? I got 2 different diagnosis from 2 doctors

Whats the difference between a sprain elbow and ulnar nerve neuritis? I got 2 different diagnosis from 2 doctors

Suggestions: Not sure what is meant by elbow "strain", but here are some guidelines: if ulnar nerve trapped at elbow, will have numbness and tingling over digits 4 and 5 in hand, with weakness in spreading fingers apart (EMG test can confirm). Localized elbow problems include bursitis, epicondylitis (medial or lateral), "tennis" elbow, and would cause local pain, swelling, stiffness. ...Read more

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If it hurts to fully stick out my are, did I fracture my elbow or just sprain it?

If it hurts to fully stick out my are, did I fracture my elbow or just sprain it?

Possible fracture: It is actually quite common to sustain a radial head or radial neck fracture without knowing it. The symptom is often just a stiff elbow that improves over time. It is difficult to know whether you have a fracture without x-rays and examination. I'd recommend getting it checked. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my elbow is broken or sprained?

How can I tell if my elbow is broken or sprained?

Elbow sprain: Typically sprains heal over 6-8 weeks, however severe sprains or complete tears sometimes require reconstructive surgery. Initial rest and ice with anti inflammatories help. If your elbow moves but is very painful, or if you cannot move it at all, i would see your orthopedist to rule out a fracture. Fractures may having a catching or crunching feeling when trying to move your elbow. ...Read more

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I need to know if my wrist and elbow are fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

I need to know if my wrist and elbow are fractured or sprained. How can I tell?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more