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I Fell Backwards Hit My Elbow And Arm Now It Hurts To Move It Around
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got off phone. Put arm down and intense pain happened. Now it hurts to move my arm. Pain located on inner right arm slightly above elbow.
Pain in the arm: Probably muscular. Pain killers and heat pad should help. ...Read more
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
Fell a few weeks ago and landed on my elbow, now it hurts to straighten out my arm, what could be wrong?
Elbow: You may have sustained afracture of your elbow. See your foctor about getting some xrays or an orthopedic consult. ...Read more
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
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
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 possibly 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 or ibuprofen for pain. Homeopathic Arnica may also help reduce your pain. ...Read more
Fell off my bike, hit both palms with full force, elbow hurts and can't fully extend arm and elbow discolored, , wrists slightly swollen, why elbow?
elbow injury: It is common to break your elbow in such a fall please get your elbows checked out with an xray. ...Read more
I fell up some steps days ago landed on both forarms hand to elbow ,,right arm is weak can move arm & fingers alright cannot lift anything. Now burnin?
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