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What are treatment options for the burst bursa sac in my elbow?

What are treatment options for the burst bursa sac in my elbow?

Need more info: First you should see an orthopedic surgeon for immediate care especially if your diagnosis is correct. Not following up with care can mean pain and maybe disability in the future/ ...Read more

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If I have a ruptured elbow bursa or elbow bursitis, how long should this take to fully heal? Thank you

If I have a ruptured elbow bursa or elbow bursitis, how long should this take to fully heal? Thank you

Variable: Most cases of elbow bursitis can be resolved with eliminating activities or positions that aggravate the bursa and reducing the inflammation (rest, ice, compression, elevation). Other more severe cases may require physical therapy, aspiration or steroid injection. Rarely is surgery required.
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Bumped elbow 2 days ago. Diagnosed ruptured bursa. Wrapped+sling but arm now black and blue and while lump on elbow is gone. Rest of arm has swelling.

Bumped elbow 2 days ago. Diagnosed ruptured bursa. Wrapped+sling but arm now black and blue and while lump on elbow is gone. Rest of arm has swelling.

This is usual 4 this: Problem. The bursa ruptures & the blood contained in it spreads, hence the B&B. It follows the laws of gravity so as U R up & about it will gravitate down toward Ur hand. This also will swell some, both from the ruptured bursa & also due 2 U perhaps even protecting it. It will gradually clear. U may feel "lumps" in the area later due 2 scaring of the lining, & it hurts when U lean on elbow. Normal ...Read more

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My son play high level hockey. His bursa sac was inflamed and he has been icing it. He just played a game and said the fluid is gone and his elbow hur?

Bursitis elbow: I assume you are talking about the bursa over the elbow which originally had fluid in it.

After the hockey game it sounds like the bursa sac ruptured. This would give pain and inflammation. If the elbow moves well and the patient can do a push-up easily, the bursa simply released the fluid after trauma and the symptoms should go away quickly. X-ray if the pain will not allow a push-up
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My Bursa Sac on the elbow burst today through some thin skin with blood should I worry enough to go to the ER with no insurance?

My Bursa Sac on the elbow burst today through some thin skin with blood should I worry enough to go to the ER with no insurance?

Yes: Yes, I know it may be worrisome to go to the Er when you don't have insurance, but you definitely need to be seen and treated appropriately for it. The problem is that if it is not treated correctly it runs a fairly high risk of infection setting in and that can become a much bigger (and more costly) problem. An urgent care place would be another option. ...Read more

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My right elbow bursa sac feels like it not there, it's sensitive when my elbow is placed on a surface, there was no specific injury that brought it on?

My right elbow bursa sac feels like it not there, it's sensitive when my elbow is placed on a surface, there was no specific injury that brought it on?

I think U mean @ --: - times U feel some pain when U lean on it. This is due 2 a tiny fold in the synovial lining of the bursa is pinched. U may even feel a little pop as this occurs. Happens 2 all @ 1 time or another. No need 2 worry unless it becomes swollen and painful. Then it's time for a visit 2 Ur ortho guy. ...Read more

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Hi. I hit my left elbow rather hard about 2 months ago against a wall. A bursa sac formed. It is not tender, sore or red. When I press hard on my elbow, I can feel some light pain on the bone. Do I need to go for x-rays?

Hi. I hit my left elbow rather hard about 2 months ago against a wall. A bursa sac formed. It is not tender, sore or red. When I press hard on my elbow, I can feel some light pain on the bone. Do I need to go for x-rays?

YES: You probably have traumatic bursitis with possible fluid accumulation (effusion). I suggest an orthopedic evaluation or exam at local UC clinic. If fluid is present, it may have to be drained. ...Read more

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What happens when an injury to the elbow causes the bursae sac to leak? Does this cause long-term damage? Can it heal itself?

What happens when an injury to the elbow causes the bursae sac to leak? Does this cause long-term damage? Can it heal itself?

This: This can usually heal itself. It is important to be sure there is no other elbow injury such as a fracture. A risk is infection, and if the area became red, swollen, or the patient has a fever then they should be seen immediately. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for tennis elbow?

What is the best treatment for tennis elbow?

Begin with rest: Begin with rest and activity modificaiton. Do not pull or lift things with your elbows locked out. Antiinflammatories can help, if you don't see an improvement with conservative measures sometimes surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for very dark elbows and knees?

What's the best treatment for very dark elbows and knees?

None: Unless there is another problem like itching or burning, there is nothing in the line of treatment available. There may be good cosmetic products you might find.
If you really want my "truth", i'd offer an opinion that you talk to a therapist that can help you with your self esteem and self image. Where you live may be part of the issue. I hope you find other ways to value yourself. You'll like it. ...Read more

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I have tennis/golf elbow. What is the best treatment for this?

I have tennis/golf elbow. What is the best treatment for this?

Tennis elbow: Tennis elbow often responds to anti inflammatories and eccentric stretching. A regular ortho can help you. Look at prp vs steroid injections. If a tennis elbow strap and basic exercise is not helping then consider visiting your ortho. ...Read more

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Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Treatment for elbow rash on children?

Elbow rash: Elbow rashes in children may be due to eczema or psoriasis. Both may respond to steroids, but for best results see a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

What is the best treatment for elbow tendinitis?

Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...Read more

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What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

What are some treatment options for chronic elbow tendonitis?

Time, activity mod: The condition tends to become chronic and becomes difficult to eradicate, no matter what the treatment. You've probably had standard treatment, including pt and injections. Specific soft tissue mobilization techniques have been helpful, and "blood patch" or platelet rich plasma injections have been coming in to vogue. Surgery is reserved for the most chronic & severe cases. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for for patients with dislocated elbow?

What is the treatment for for patients with dislocated elbow?

Relocate the Elbow: The first thing that needs to be done is to put the elbow joint back in place. This is an urgent issue and needs to be done quickly to avoid long term damage. After the elbow is relocated, the doctor or surgeon will need to assess the stability. If the elbow is unstable surgery may be required. If the elbow is stable it may only need a splint for a short time and then range of motion exercises. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

What is the treatment for traumatic elbow dislocation?

Reduction: You need to be seen emergently and have the elbow relocated or reduced. Anesthesia/sedation is generally required to relax the muscles to allow for the joint to be reduced. You may require a period of immobilization. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for limited elbow extensions?

What is the best treatment for limited elbow extensions?

Elbow extension: Find the cause. Check with your pcp or orthopedic surgeon, give good history, get good physical exam, consider imaging such as xray/mri. May be injury, synovitis, fracture, large muscle mass, tight capsules, etc. ...Read more

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Is there any marine treatment for "tennis elbow"?

Is there any marine treatment for "tennis elbow"?

Marine?: I am uncertain what youmean by marine. There is an exercise program that can help you. If your question is about water therapy I think an occupational therapist can help guide you in this program. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

What is the best treatment for a dislocated elbow?

Reduce joint: X-rays need to be performed to ensure no fractures in addition to dislocation. Concomitant fractures demand additional consideration, and may change treatment. Assuming no fractures, vast majority of dislocations are managed with brief period of immobilization (3weeks), followed by rehab. ...Read more

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What is tennis elbow, and what does it feel like after treatment?

Overuse inflammation: Tennis elbow, aka lateral epicondylitis, is inflammation of the origin of the wrist extensor tendons. These muscles start on the outside of the elbow and go past the wrist. We use these muscles all day, everyday. Little injuries usually heal during rest. If they don't heal 100%, these little injuries add up over time. Adequate treatment should result in full recovery, a normal feel. ...Read more

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What treatment is suggested for a bicep that is torn at the elbow?

What treatment is suggested for a bicep that is torn at the elbow?

Surgery: Well, you basically have to decide on surgery verses no surgery. Surgery to reattach the tendon is often done to restore the strength of the arm; on the other hand, low demand patients can do fairly well without surgery, they will just have some degree of weakness at the elbow and a muscular prominence where the biceps has retracted into the arm. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

What is the most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

Multiple treatments: Studies have shown that short term (the first 6 months) cortisone injections are the most effective treatment for pain. However, symptoms often come back if not treated with exercise prescription. Long-term studies (1 year out) show physical therapy to have the best outcomes. Off-loader bracing also has been shown to help. Treatment such as prp or surgery are only indicated if these don't work. ...Read more

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What is the best and most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

What is the best and most effective treatment for painful tendonitis in the outer elbow?

Many available: An exercise that is effective in strengthening tennis elbow is the "hammer" exercise. With your elbow bent at 90 degrees and forearm parallel to the floor, hold in your hand the end of the handle of a hammer (or tennis racket). Rotate your forearm and wrist so that the hammer head forms an arc from left to right and back again. Do this several times a day to strengthen the brachioradialis muscle. ...Read more

Bursa (Definition)

The bursa is a sac of fluid within a joint in ...Read more