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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
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?
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
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.
HI so I was iceskating today and fell backwards onto my elbow, Now it is hurting and I cannot move my arm up to touch my face or straighten it out?
You need to go to: Emergency Dept, because it might be a fracture or another serious injury. ...Read more
I fell a week ago and left elbow went into side now I hurt under my breast to center of chest pain when I move left arm or just move and breath deep a?
Bruised: Probably just a bruise or trauma, but if persists see doctor to rule out fractured rib ...Read more
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
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
I fell backwards onto right elbow (down the stairs) my whole elbow is black. Now 5 days later it hurts more! Can't extend or bend fully.
ER visit indicated: Go to the er to rule out the possibility of a fractured elbow. ...Read more
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
Hit funny bone today and now it hurts to put pressure with hand on elbow and to move elbow, damaged ulnar nerve?
Should go away: Give it a chance, it should get better. Try taking an anti-inflammatory medicine. ...Read more
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 a 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?
Fracture: You need to see a physician and r/o any fracture ...Read more
I hit my funny bone in my elbow a few week ago and now cannot lift anything with that arm. Not sore to touch just lost strength and it hurts to lift?
Eval: You may have a small fracture or tear. You should see your physician soon. ...Read more
While I was combing my hair, I heard a snap from my arm and my arm experienced a sudden sharp pain. Now, my arm does not hurt unless I move it a certain way. However, when I swing my arms when I walk, I feel my elbow popping. Is my arm broken?
I had elbow surgery to repair a displaced olecranon fracture 4 years ago and now have pins in my arm. It suddenly hurts to move and touch. What is it?
See your MD: May the hardware (pins) is irritating see your orthopedic surgeon for possible removal . ...Read more
I fell backwards on my elbow (down the stairs) 5 days ago. Whole elbow is black. Hurts more today than first day.
Fracture?: You can try rest and ice, but it sounds like you should have an x-ray to see if you broke any bones. ...Read more
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
Hit outside of elbow. Now swollen and puffy and looks squishy. Hurts to touch and curl elbow in.?
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
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?
Hello! I hit my elbow extremely hard yesterday, over 12 hours ago. It hurt more than ever before, but it hurts now to bend, straighten, or stretch it.
Last night at softball practice I dove for a ball and hit my elbow on the ground. It now is swollen and hurts to straighten it. Should I get it checked?
Yes: You can easily chip a bone in the elbow. ...Read more
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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