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Ruptured Bursa Sac Elbow Treatment
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
If I have a ruptured elbow bursa or elbow bursitis, how long should this take to fully heal? Thank you
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.
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
Lateral epicondylitis tendinopathy with multiple ruptures along the extensor tendon r elbow after fall on flexed elbow. Treatment options? Pt no help
I ruptured my bursa sac in my knee on 6/19. Went to the ER and they drained 50cc of blood. Any treatment I can do besides RICE to speed up swelling?
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?
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
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
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
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?
What happens when an injury to the elbow causes the bursae sac to leak? Does this cause long-term damage? Can it heal itself?
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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
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
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
Blood is coming out of elbows and toes. Unable to find out thereason for this. What is this called and what is the treatment?
???: Need to be a little more specific in terms of what you mean when "blood is coming out". ...Read more
Should I stop Taclonex treatment for my elbows if it is not working after six weeks? My dermatologist prescribed it for three. Was I misdiagnosed?
See your dermatologi: Your DR will reevaluate you and decide, with you, on the next step. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for tennis elbow? He used to exercise, recently started again w/ weights and was diagnosis w/ this. Has already used cold/rest.
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
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
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
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
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