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Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien Dr. Garcia-septien
Family Medicine
41 years in practice
University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Romanth Waghmarae Dr. Waghmarae
Pain Management
35 years in practice
Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of the Witwatersrand
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Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Hyperextended elbow symptoms. When is an X-ray needed?

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

Judgement: It is a judgement call. If you had a significant injury and have pain and swelling in your elbow, it would be good to be seen just to make sure you did not sustain a fracture. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Reuss Dr. Reuss
Orthopedic Surgery
17 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Do tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel differently?

Do tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel differently?

Yes: Tennis elbow will be painful on the lateral (or outside/away from the middle of the body) aspect of the elbow and when you resist wrist extension it accentuates the pain. An elbow hyperextension hurts all over the elbow and particularly in the back. Also, hyperextension injuries result from acute injuries where tennis elbow symptoms generally occur with repetitive trauma. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Mund Dr. Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What's the difference between how tennis elbow and a hyperextended elbow feel?

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

Dr. Marino Tavarez Dr. Tavarez
Family Medicine
years in practice
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Can you tell me how much time should you rest hyperextended elbow and what treatment should you do for it?

Can you tell me how much time  should you rest hyperextended elbow and what treatment should you do for it?

Rule of thumb-: If it hurts, don't do it, Oral or topical NSAIDs do help, REST minimum 2 weeks is often beneficial. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Harvey Dr. Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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Does natural elbow hyperextension have any advantages?

Does natural elbow hyperextension have any advantages?

Hyper extension : Hyper extension of the elbow can be beneficial in some sport activities such as gymnastics. ...Read more

Dr. Rhett Griggs Dr. Griggs
Surgery - Hand Surgery
15 years in practice
Saba University School of Medicine (coursework from 1/1/02 to present)
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Dr. Robert Coats II Dr. Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
19 years in practice
University of Toledo College of Medicine
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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

Dr. Edward Hellman Dr. Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
25 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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I hyperextended my elbow. It has been a month and still hurts bad. What else can be wrong w. It.

I hyperextended my elbow. It has been a month and still hurts bad. What else can be wrong w. It.

Be seen: Multiple possibilities. Sometimes a subtle fracture like a radial head fracture; sometimes a stretched or torn ligament. Be seen for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner Dr. Eitner
Family Medicine
30 years in practice
Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
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I fell while tumbling the other day and hyperextended my elbow. This was three days ago and it still hurts. Should i see a doctor?

I fell while tumbling the other day and hyperextended my elbow. This was three days ago and it still hurts. Should i see a doctor?

Yes: If it is still hurting, particularly, if you are having trouble bending or using your arm, you should see your doctor. You may need an x-ray to make sure you have not broken anything. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Hey I think I hyperextended my elbow now it just hurts and locks most of the time when I extend it I hear a pop . i fell and heard a crack.Heal time?

Hey I think I hyperextended my elbow now it just hurts and locks most of the time when I extend it  I hear a pop . i fell and heard a crack.Heal time?

U could have -: -suffered subluxation, which can cause ligament damage or knocked a piece of articular cartilage. This can cause the lock, ( subluxing & or fragment trapped). This could have serious consequences if not diagnosed & treated. C a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Angelina Postoev Dr. Postoev
Surgery
13 years in practice
Ross University School of Medicine
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I hyperextended my elbow on January 1st of this year, and I'm still having severe pain when I lock my arm. how can I speed up the healing process?

I hyperextended my elbow on January 1st of this year, and I'm still having severe pain when I lock my arm. how can I speed up the healing process?

See Ortho : I would get it check with orthopedic doctor. Some may have orthopedic urgent care, to evaluate, and recommend treatment. Like immolization, or physical therapy. Make sure it's not more serious. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph De santi Dr. De santi
Family Medicine
25 years in practice
Georgetown University School of Medicine
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My elbow was moderately hyperextended in a basketball game four days ago. Now my elbow makes a mild clicking/popping when bending. What should I do?

My elbow was moderately hyperextended in a basketball game four days ago.  Now my elbow makes a mild clicking/popping when bending.  What should I do?

Elbow Antics: You most likely injured the cartilage surface of this complex hinge joint and the associated inflammation is causing the clicking or popping that you appreciate. If the joint "locks" when attempting to move it you may have torn a small portion of the cartilage and it is catching in the joint space. Apply ice and try to adequately rest the elbow. Try an antiinflammatory if needed for pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Rahul Banerjee Dr. Banerjee
Orthopedic Surgery
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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How are broken elbows fixed?

Broken elbow?: Treatment if broken (fractured) elbows depends on the bones injured and the type of injury. Some injuries may be treated without surgery. Other injuries will require opening the elbow, lining up the broken fragments, and fixing then with metal hardware. In some cases a portion if the elbow may need to be replaced with artificial part. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Tepper Dr. Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
21 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Whats golfer's elbow?

Elbow pain: Tendinitis or tendinosis of the medial or inner aspect of the elbow. This is the location where the muscles which flex your wrist and fingers originate. Symptoms would include pain and weakness in that location. It is similar to tennis elbow, which occurs on the outer aspect or lateral aspect of the elbow. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Callahan Dr. Callahan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
27 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What is golfer's elbow?

Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the flexor-pronator muscle mass of the forearm gets a tear, which is usually microscopic, and results from a strenuous event. Golf can cause it but most cases I see are from other activities. Treatment is directed at decreasing inflammation/promote healin ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Harvey Dr. Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
34 years in practice
New York Medical College
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What causes a golfer's elbow?

Golfers elbow: Golfers elbow is caused by stress to the inner aspect of the elbow. This is due to the position of the elbow during the swing process. Inflammation develops in the tendon on that side of the elbow. ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult Dr. Arnoult
Family Medicine
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Think I have broken my Elbow?

Urgent care: Go to an urgent care to get an x-ray - that is the only way to find out! ...Read more

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