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How Could I Know If My Elbow Is Broken
I have 1 very dark smooth rash on my thigh and a crease of my inner elbow all on left side-went to a dermatologist & ER Dr..no one knows what I have?
If its crooked: If the blow to the nose has make it crooked or pushed off to one side then it was broken. You do not need an xray to diagnosis this. If the nose shape is different as the swelling goes done, then it was broken. You should see a facial surgeon soon so it can be reset. If this is done within 2 weeks then it is simple and effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 broke my elbow but no cast was put on, only a splint so will this heal ok? Xrays showed i cracked at the joint. I can't afford to see an orthopedic specialist because I have no insurance or money. I just want to know if my elbow will heal ok in a splin
Elbow: That depends on what is wrong with your elbow and you have given no information here to even remotely begin to answer this question. Elbow issues are usually not difficult to diagnose or treat usually. Would be glad to suggest option if you would provide more information in order to help you. ...Read more
Elbow Pain?: If the pain is in the elbow it is important to know if related to trauma, acute or gradual onset, related to tingling or numbness. Also the location: inside near body, outside, back or front. Not enough information here to be specific. Consider resubmitting question with more specific information. This will help us to help you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
My right elbow occasionally hurts. It kinda feels like it needs to pop. Is that it? What else could it be?
Need exam: You will need an exam to get your answer. Speculation on the etiology with the history you have given is not advisable, and has a low probability of being correct. ...Read more
My wife's elbow is causing her some pain, right at the pointy end of it. It hurts when the point touches anything hard. What could be the cause?
Olecranon Bursitis: Sounds like she may have a little elbow bursitis. It is treated conservatively with padded protection of the olecranon. If it is swollen, it can be aspirated and then injected with a small amount of steroid. Either way, you should likely see a physician to get hands on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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