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Doctor insights on: Hyperextended Elbow

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How to stop pain of a naturally hyperextended elbow?

How to stop pain of a naturally hyperextended elbow?

A brace can...: A brace can help. I do not know what you mean "naturally hyper-extended." are you hypermobile, and if you are it would involve all or your joints. You can stabilize an elbow with biceps exercises and bracing.Check with an orthopedist if this is a chronic issue! ...Read more

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Hyperextended elbow symptoms. When is an X-ray needed?

Hyperextended elbow symptoms. When is an X-ray needed?

Pain persists: If the pain and/or swelling does not rapidly improve, have an evaluation by a physician. You may require an xray. ...Read more

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Do tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel differently?

Do tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel differently?

Yes: Normally tennis elbow is painful at or near the bony prominence at the outside (lateral) part of the elbow, known as the lateral epicondyle. Tennis elbow pain is often exacerbated by lifting items, especially in a palm-down position. A hyperextended elbow normally causes generalized or anterior elbow pain from a traumatic event and can be worsened by repeating the hyperextension moment. ...Read more

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What's the difference between how tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel?

May be none: Both should only hurt with activity although they will hurt with different motions. Tennis elbow will only hurt if the lateral epicondyle ( the outer bump of the elbow) is stressed by activities like grasping or lifting. A hyperextended elbow will hurt with almost any motion but certainly with simple flexion and extension of the joint. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heel from elbow hyperextension?

What is the best way to heel from elbow hyperextension?

Time: These type of injuries take about 6 weeks to heal. A hinged elbow brace can be used to support the elbow and prevent further hyperextention, during healing. Ice, nsaid's and therapy are also helpful. Mostly it's a matter of time. ...Read more