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How Could I Know If I Fractured My Elbow
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Get an X-ray : If you think you have fractured( or dislocated) your elbow go to the er for evaluation and x-rays.Fractures of the elbow are often clinically obvious and painful; but not always...Radial head elbow fractures are common and can occur occassionally by an indirect mechanism. They may cause less pain and can be 'missed' now and then.Go to er or orthopedists' office for eval.Best of luck! ...Read more
I fractured my elbow 8 years ago and recently when i bench press in the gym i get a sharp pain is it connected or something else?
Yes: Not sure if your weightlifting is new or not for you. If you had surgery you surely may have scar tissue that may give you pain. Of course, a tendonitis is not uncommon for normal previously uninjured elbows. If anti-inflamatories, ice, and rest don't resolve your symptoms, it might be appropriate to see your doctor for an exam and possibly an xray. ...Read more
What to do if i fractured my elbow 8 weeks ago and there is a crack every now and again when i move it.?
I fractured my elbow 8 weeks ago and there is a crack every now and again when i move it.. What is wrong?
Depends : Sometimes swelling in am elbow injury can track down the arm and cause swelling in the hand. An incorrectly applied splint or cast for an elbow fracture can also cause hand swelling. Finally, the same injury in which you hurt your elbow, you may have hurt your hand as well. Make sure your doctor is aware. ...Read more
Probably not: If there was no injury to the hand and it is not painful then it is probably not fractured. Swelling in the hand after an elbow injury especially in a cast is common. The swelling must be controlled with ice, elevation and most importantly keeping the fingers moving. If it becomes severe it can lead to permanent stiffness of the fingers. A good therapist can help controll the swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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