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Torn Elbow Ligament
I have a suspected torn ligament in elbow in lots of pain and nurofen is not working it's been severe pain for 10 days and it's not getting any begte ?
Heat.stretching&time: Depending on how the injury happened all you need to do is heat, stretching and massage the tissues of the arm. With time mother nature will heal the tears. The elbow is NOT just where the pain is! it starts at your shoulder and goes down to the wrist, of the whole area needs care. The image is a good example of an elbow stretch. You may not be able to yet, start slow but that is the goal. ...Read more
I have a torn tendon on the bottom of my elbow plus cartilage and ligament damage which is very painful. How is it ever going to get better?
Surgery: Most tendon ruptures require surgical repair because of the deformity that occurs within the tendon structure just prior its failure ie. Rupture. It's called plastic deformation and the tendon changes are not reversible. Ultimate tensile failure is the term for tendon rupture when the forces exceed the strength of the tendon fibers. ...Read more
Elbow hyper-extends & hurts on outside part of elbow. Could it be a ligament? How is this treated? Has been going on for at least 2yrs.
MCL: The throwing motion places the medial ulnar collateral ligament under significant strain. The ligament may stretch over time, leading to medial elbow pain. Sometimes, it may tear away from the bone acutely. If this occurs in a thrower, surgery maybe necessary to reconstruct the incompetent ligament. It is commonly referred to as "tommy john surgery". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligament tear elbow: Generally speaking depends on the location and severity of the tear and if there is joint instability. Partial tears (most likely as in your case) are generally treated by protection in a brace and muscle strengthening for a period of 3 - 6 weeks followed by graduated return to sport (if it's a sports injury) complete tears with instability are treated surgically ...Read more
Elbow sprain: Typically sprains heal over 6-8 weeks, however severe sprains or complete tears sometimes require reconstructive surgery. Initial rest and ice with anti inflammatories help. If your elbow moves but is very painful, or if you cannot move it at all, i would see your orthopedist to rule out a fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligamentous tears: Ligamentous tears can usually wait a few days to see an orthopedic surgeon. If you are haivng severe pain you may want to see your regular doctor or an emergency department physician to get help until you see the specialist. ...Read more
Can you tear a ligament in the for arm? I was pulling something heard a loud snap and felt it middle ways between the wrist and elbow .
Not common: It is not common to pop a tendon or ligament in the forearm but it is possible. Another possibility is referred pain from elsewhere in the arm. If no swelling or redness and the pain continues to improve that would be reassuring. If not getting better I'd clearly seek out an exam by a qualified practitioner. ...Read more
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