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I fell backwards hit my elbow and arm now it hurts to move it around?

I fell backwards hit my elbow and arm now it hurts to move it around?

Most likley some: Thing in the joint, please take x-ray to see if you hvae fracture. ...Read more

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Fell on ice, hit my elbow, have Olecranon Bursitis. It's been 4-weeks now -- it is better but can become bad on a given day. Suggestions?

Fell on ice, hit my elbow, have Olecranon Bursitis.  It's been 4-weeks now -- it is better but can become bad on a given day.  Suggestions?

Eval: How do you know that is what it is? Have you had it before?

I would get an evaluation : X-ray to rule out a fracture, and you may need a joint aspiration (suck the fluid of the elbow to analyze it)

in the meantime keep all pressure off of it, take Motrin as directed and apply an ace wrap ...Read more

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Hit my elbow really hard a day ago. Doesn't hurt, just minor pain that feels like a bruise. But, when I move my elbow it has a popping feeling inside.

Hit my elbow really hard a day ago. Doesn't hurt, just minor pain that feels like a bruise. But, when I move my elbow it has a popping feeling inside.

This needs an-: -orthopedic evaluation. Talk to your parents as they control your health care decisions. You may need to see Ur PCP & get a referral, all depends on their insurance policy. ...Read more

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6 days ago I got hit by a sftbl in my upper arm right about elbow. Before I couldn't move it. Now I can buy it hurts. The bruise is spreading around?

6 days ago I got hit by a sftbl in my upper arm right about elbow. Before I couldn't move it.  Now I can buy it hurts.  The bruise is spreading around?

X-ray?: Have you been evaluated for this yet? Minimum would be a physical exam and probably an x-ray. If it is still hurting this bad six days out, it definitely needs to be seen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I hit my elbow yesterday, and my hand has been numb since, but now the numbness is going up my arm. And every time I move it, it hurts really bad.

Hi, I hit my elbow yesterday, and my hand has been numb since, but now the numbness is going up my arm. And every time I move it, it hurts really bad.

Local measures first: You hit your ulnar nerve. Pain medicine such as Advil (ibuprofen) will help. Warm compresses may help as well. How long it takes for the pain and numbness to go away depends on how hard you hit it. If the symptoms start to subside within the next couple of days, then just be patient If it gradually gets worse, you will need to call your physician or a physiatrist. Fortunately, that is a less likely scen ...Read more

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I hit my elbow on a metal frame it now hurts to move place pressure or lift things there is no bruising and slight swelling. Should I see a dr or wait?

I hit my elbow on a metal frame it now hurts to move place pressure or lift things there is no bruising and slight swelling. Should I see a dr or wait?

Depends: Depends on when you hit it but it sounds as though you are having enough trouble to say "yes" to seeing a doctor and getting this checked out. ...Read more

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My son fell on he' elbow yesterday in the park, it hurts, but hard to say how bad, swollen, he can bend he's arm as he is using it ok now hurts little?

My son fell on he' elbow yesterday in the park, it hurts, but hard to say how bad, swollen, he can bend he's arm as he is using it ok now hurts little?

Elbow pain: Sounds like he contused his elbow by your description. If he has any problems with range of motion or increasing pain or swelling do not hesitate to have it checked and possibly frayed. Expect by your description that he should be fine in a couple of days. ...Read more

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I hit my elbow rather hard on the wall. It put me to tears. But I shook it off and now my elbow hurts to touch. I can extend arm. Should I wait?

Well! : As long as u have full pom & it is painless u may have olecronon bursitis. This would present as a fluid filled sack @ the tip of the elbow. U should b cn by an orthopedic surgeon 4 eval, xam & x- rays 2 b sure. If this is what u have some may aspirate & inject with steroids. If there's any abrasion or cut over the area there is a chance of infection. Increase in pain swelling & pain report right. ...Read more

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My 9 yr old hurt her arm yesterday then fell on it tonight. It hurts to move it and her arm is swollen. Most of the pain is around her elbow.

My 9 yr old hurt her arm yesterday then fell on it tonight. It hurts to move it and her arm is swollen. Most of the pain is around her elbow.

Needs evaluation: This requires evaluation in person by a qualified physician. That could be a fracture. Start with a phone call to your pediatrician if they are available immediately so they can direct you to where the best place to go this evening. If not, a trip to the urgent care or emergency room is indicated. ...Read more

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I fell on mon and hit my left elbow on a table. Since then, I've had arm pain, my arm feels hot, and it hurts to use it. Should I just rest or get help?

I fell on mon and hit my left elbow on a table. Since then, I've had arm pain, my arm feels hot, and it hurts to use it. Should I just rest or get help?

Get it checked: Without being able to examine your arm and assess for swelling, redness, movement, etc. it's hard to say for certain whether there is possibly a fracture or infection/inflammation somewhere or whether this can just be treated with pain medications and rest. It is best to get it checked by an MD. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Hi I hit my elbow this morning on the corner of a bathroom cabinet I cannot fully move my arm now and am in a lot of pain could it be serious?

Hi I hit my elbow this morning on the corner of a bathroom cabinet I cannot fully move my arm now and am in a lot of pain could it be serious?

Yes: Not being able to fully move your arm and lots of pain are indications this might indeed be serious. You may have fractured a bone or dislocated your elbow. It sounds reasonable to see a doctor later today for further evaluation. For now, you can apply ice, avoid moving it and take medicines like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for pain. Homeopathic Arnica may also help reduce your pain. ...Read more

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I fell, landing on my back and right elbow pretty hard. Now my inner elbow really hurts, and it feels a little numb when I try to bend it.?

Contusion to elbow: Bones and nerves are in proximity I would ask your folks to have you seen by your doctor and you might need an x-ray ...Read more

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Hit outside of elbow. Now swollen and puffy and looks squishy. Hurts to touch and curl elbow in.?

Hit outside of elbow. Now swollen and puffy and looks squishy. Hurts to touch and curl elbow in.?

Bursitis?: Sounds like it could be olecranon bursitis, an inflammation and swelling of the bursa that provides cushioning about the elbow joint. Can happen with trauma. Usually resolves in a couple of weeks, but if it doesnÂ’t you may need an evaluation and MRI. ...Read more

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I just hit my elbow on my table a while ago, it hurts when I bend it. What's the best thing I can do right now?

I just hit my elbow on my table a while ago, it hurts when I bend it. What's the best thing I can do right now?

Ice: Best to ice to keep any swelling down and then rest the arm for a few days and see how you do. If no better time to see your doctor ...Read more

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My dad has been complaining about how it hurts to move his right elbow for about a month or two now. What can he do/take for fast & lasting relief?

My dad has been complaining about how it hurts to move his right elbow for about a month or two now. What can he do/take for fast & lasting relief?

Be seen: You could take a number of medications to try to provide fast relief for the elbow pain your dad is having, but for lasting relief you would really likely need to be seen to know the true source of the pain is. Only then can the appropriate treatment path be known and offered. ...Read more

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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