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Fell On Elbow
I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
Son broke radius and ulna. Has short arm cast. He just fell when running and landed on knees then fell forward on arms. Said arm doesn't hurt. Worry?
See below: Sounds like a baker's cyst, which is a collection of excess joint fluid which makes it's way out of the knee capsule to the back of the knee between two muscles. It is not a serious condition, but usually indicates an arthritic issue in the knee. It can cause discomfort. Sometimes we drain these but they usually come back. You shoud get your knee examined to determine if this is what it is. ...Read more
XRAY: See a doctor to get an xray. ...Read more
Fell on concrete and I have a gash & knot on my forehead, scraped knees, elbow and left shoulder is real sore?
In volleyball today I landed flat on my knee cap on wood gym floor. I had little knee pad on. Hurts to bend knee at all sorta a knot on front of cap
Exam/x-ray: Please proceed to your local ER or UC clinic to rule out a fracture. ...Read more
Head trauma: can result in head pain (from the direct blow) or even from injury to the cervical spine. You need to be on the look out for signs and symptoms of TBI and seek medical assistance if you have a personality change, disturbed sleep, lethargy, seizures, confusion, disorientation, difficulty with thinking, concentration, ability to do calculations or change in vision or other senses. Sorry you slipped ...Read more
Had foot surgery, using knee scooter, hit unseen hole, fell hit my knee hard. Knee has a knot on top of cap, cap moves a bit, is catching on somethin?
Call ur foot doctor: Your doctor needs to know that you had knee trauma on top of the foot surgery, so they can advise you what to do.The cap is the patella, and it's good that it moves a bit. The knot is from the impact on it form your knee hitting the pavement (hole).If it feels like it's catching on something, it's most likely from the swelling of the cap, that needs to be evaluated by your doctor, and documented. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fell hit knee cap on wooden stair. Not bruised at sight but on left side of knee and hurts down front of leg and throbs at top of foot. Serious?
Tough to say: It is difficult to tell on the internet. Are you on blood thinners? It is possible you have developed a hematoma or pinched a nerve. Most likely, the pain is referred to your foot and will resolve. If you can't bear weight, can't move your foot or have a loss of sensation see a doctor tonight. ...Read more
Playing basketball I got elbowed on my humerus close to shoulder inside of elbow. It hurt a bit but hurt more after I fell and landed on my hand?
Hit my elbow on brick column at my house trying to start mower, pain when bending elbow, and when my arm lays on pillow. No bruising has appeared yet.
Ouch! : Sometimes slamming car door on thumb results in soft tissue injury and sometimes fracture. Swelling and redness may occur. Soft tissue trauma usually responds to icing. Fracture is usually detected by radiograph. Treatment depends whether soft tissue injury or type of fracture. If symptoms persist should consult doctor for examination and possible testing. ...Read more
Slipped on ice, landed on right elbow. Xrays showed no big break. Its bruised, swellings down. Elbows very sensitive. Hairline or just bruised bone?
Sounds like a bru --: Ised elbow, as the xrays were negative. Protect the elbow, for a 10-14 days and if its only a bruised, it'll get better. If not improving or getting worse, get a another xray as in some cases initial xray may not show a fx, which was present. So protecting it for 2 weeks and re-xraying it would be the way to go. Good luck. ...Read more
Got on the bus to find a seat walking regularly slipped and fell on left knee try to catch fall with hand fell on bottom knee pain and wrist pain help?
Hmm: Can you move it or bend it. Its best to get a full exam of your hand bones, finger and wrist. Hard to deduce much without moving your hand. ...Read more
I fell hitting my knee off the edge of a kerb. I got stitches and had a black bruise line just below my knee. 6 wks on I can't kneel on same knee. ?
Fracture: 49 year old lady status post fall to knee and continued pain at 6 weeks post injury. You should have plain radiographs (X-rays) taken of your knee to ascertain whether you had fracture of your tibial plateau. You may or may not require rigid fixation with plate and screws if you do have a fracture. Stay calm and see an orthopaedic surgeon.Good luck. ...Read more