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Doctor insights on: Swollen Elbows After Pushups

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Boyfriend lifted weights/did push ups last night; hour later his right arm was swollen. Still swollen today. Solid/hard to touch; swishy @ elbow.?

Boyfriend lifted weights/did push ups last night; hour later his right arm was swollen. Still swollen today. Solid/hard to touch; swishy @ elbow.?

Needs checked: He could have torn, sprained his arm, developed bursitis and worse case scenario developed a blood clot. I would recommend an urgent exam by his doctor.

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Swollen elbow no pain?

Swollen elbow no pain?

Possible bursitis: Is it over the elbow tip? It is probably olecranon bursitis. Talk to your doctor. The excess fluid can be removed.

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Swollen elbow over trained working out think I over trained

Swollen elbow over trained working out think I over trained

Joint or outside?: If you elbow is swollen in the joint (fluid filled), you may have acutely injured the joint cartilage itself. If the swelling is on the outside near the bony prominence, you may have injured or irritated a ligament or tendon. Try icing it, resting for a few days, and if it doesn't get better, I would see a primary care sports med doc, ortho or family doc to better evaluate it.

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What do you suggest if I have a swollen painful in elbow. Please help?

What do you suggest if I have a swollen painful in elbow. Please help?

Elbow compress: If you do not think it is infection, ice and elevate. Try a compression wrap and rest it. If it is hot and red or if you have fevers or chills, get it looked at immediately.

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Inner elbow (below fold) is swollen. How do I know if it is the supratrachlear node?

Inner elbow (below fold) is swollen. How do I know if it is the supratrachlear node?

Depends: I assume this is a recent change. Do you have a wound or infection near to the swelling? If a lymph gland is inflamed or infected, it is enlarged, firm and tender. If you have these findings, or if it is enlarged, irregular and nontender, then get it checked soon. Otherwise, get it checked if not improving. Hope that helps.

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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 doesn’t you may need an evaluation and MRI.

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My husband has a circular part on his elbow that is full of swollen circles. When popped, a creme like substance oozes from them. It is very painful.

My husband has a circular part on his elbow that is full of swollen circles. When popped, a creme like substance oozes from them. It is very painful.

Go see your/his doc: Abscesses are pus pockets that can occur anywhere on body. Best to go see family doc regarding his condition, especially if any redness and/or fever/sweats/chills.

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Why would the inside of my elbows both of them get swollen they hurt?

Elbow: Sounds like you have "golfer's elbow" or medial epicondylitis. You don't have to be a golfer to get this. See an ortho.

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Can you tell me how to make my elbows stop hurting while I do push ups.?

Can you tell me how to make my elbows stop hurting while I do push ups.?

Rest: Sounds like you need to take a break from push/ups (2-3 weeks) until your symptoms subside. You may be developing tendinitis of the triceps and rest, NSAIDs (Ibuprofen) and topical pain cream are usually helpful. If you want to continue w/ your push/ up workouts widen your base to work your pecs a bit more than your triceps. Best of Luck!

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Hard forearm and blue swollen on elbows?

Hard forearm and blue swollen on elbows?

Blue elbows: Sounds like its resulting from some sort of trauma. Seek medical attention if this the case.

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My elbow is swollen and painful what could be wrong?

Swollen elbow: May be a number of things including bursitis from trauma local skin infection or more serious injury and arthritis. Would be advisable to see physician and get both eyes and hands on to make diagnosis.

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How do I stop my elbow from clicking when I do push-ups?

How do I stop my elbow from clicking when I do push-ups?

Probably can't: Many joints in the body make sounds when thay are moved. This is like cracking your knuckles. Unless this causes pain or an injury occurred there is little to do to stop it.

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Would I still be able to do pushups with a broken elbow after it heals?

Would I still be able to do pushups with a broken elbow after it heals?

Yes: If the elbow heals correctly, completely and you retain your full range of motion, you should be able to return to push ups.

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I woke up and my elbow is swollen and won't move what could possibly be wrong?

I woke up and my elbow is swollen and won't move what could possibly be wrong?

Be seen: Unless you somehow injured it in the night, it is likely either an inflammatory or infections process. Examples of inflammatory conditions that can affect the elbow include bursitis, gout, pseudo gout; infectious processes can include a cellulitis, infected bursitis, or septic elbow. It would be wise to be seen and fully evaluated.

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I recently dislocated my elbow. How long will it be before I can do pushups again?

It depends: This depends on the severity of the injury, the number of disrupted ligaments and associated injuries and should be discussed with the orthopedic surgeon treating your injury. Generally, stability of the joint will progress as ligament healing occurs over 6-12 weeks. If instability persists, surgery may be necessary, and this can prolong healing time and return to activities such as push-ups.

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I woke up with a bite by my elbow and it's swollen, red and hard what should I do?

Have it evaluated.: It would be infected. Have it evaluated by a doctor if you are concerned. It may also just improved with time.

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I've got a swollen inner elbow. This happened after painting all day. What could this be?

Elbow swelling: Is it painful? . As this happened after known repeated movement of the joint it might be an irritation caused tendinitis or bursitis.

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What is it called when there is weakness and bendyness in elbows when performing pushups?

What is it called when there is weakness and bendyness in elbows when performing pushups?

Hypermobility: If you can straighten your elbow and then bend it more, you have a hypermobility syndrome - which is usually without other effects. Sometimes it can be caused by hereditary conditions such as ehlers-danlos syndrome or marfan syndrome. Someone with "bendy elbows" that hurt should see a doctor for evaluation. (internist or rheumatologist).

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For the past 5 days I've had a knot on the inside of my elbow. Area is slightly swollen and red.

Elbow: Pain, redness and some swelling could be due to gout, pseudogout or bursitis with some fluid collection. A physician or orthopedic surgeon would have to examine you in order to make a diagnosis and render treatment. Any appropriate tests will be done.