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-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
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? 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Elbow contusion due to sand rail accident. Severe bruising from elbow to shoulder. Sprained wrist and extreme swelling. No feeling in hand and cold.?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had pain in my elbow for a week and when I extend it the pain gets worse. Did I sprain my elbow and how do I treat it?
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
A friend ran into my arm and after x-Ray I was told I sprained my elbow. After three weeks I have severe pain when i straighten my arm. Is this normal?
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
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