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How Long To Heal Little League Elbow
Depends: Elbow fractures come in all shapes and sizes. Some need no treatment and you could use your elbow even before the bones heal. In other cases where the bones are displaced surgery may be needed. An x-ray and an examination by an orthopedic surgeon will help make the diagnosis to start the correct treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The doctors think I have a minor tear in the elbow tendon. How long will it take to heal normally ?
I think I injured my ulner nerve by leaning on my elbow. Will it heal, and if so, how long will it take?
It should heal: Minor compression or trauma to the ulnar nerve (when you hit it or lean on elbow for too long) will cause tingling and pain down the inside of the arm and into the pinkie and ring finger. The pain should go away in a couple of days on its own. If the pain persists or if there was no trauma - you should get it checked to make sure the source of the pain is not from neck. ...Read more
Six weeks: It depends on the type of fracture - an elbow fracture may involve the radius, the ulna, the humerus, or a combination of the three. It also depends on the severity of the injury and other health conditions (diabetics and smokers tend to heal more slowly). In general, though, a teenager with an elbow fracture should heal the fracture in about six weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I agree, it depends: This depends on several factors, age (kids heal much more quickly than adults), whether the fracture is widely displaced - suggests greater disruption of blood supply, your underlying medical condition (health people heal more quickly), where the fracture is (which bone, what location) and how the fracture was treated - operatively or non-operatively. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cubital tunnel: Avoid sleeping with the arms bent at night. Your last thought before falling asleep should be keeping with your arms down by your side. Use a headset or a blue tooth device when talking on the phone. Avoid resting the elbow on a hard surface and drive with your left hand at 7 o'clock on the steering wheel instead of 10 or 12 o'clock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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