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Torn Radial Collateral Ligament In Elbow
Can cortisone inj to elbow joint cause a change in radial collateral ligament of elbow joint? As I can't straighten elbow and suffering sharp pain
Usually not: The injection could cause some pain but I never heard about damage to the ligament from the injection. ...Read more
Could radial collateral ligament be torn if I have bruising & pain at that part of thumb & below on hand, but can move thumb mostly normally?
Torn ligament: It's possible but would require significant trauma to tear a ligament. Hopefully it's just a sprain which improves in a week or so provided that you rest the wrist. Cold applications for 48 hours after the injury followed by the use of warm applications help. Also, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve help reduce inflammation. For persistent pain, swelling, see MD ...Read more
I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. Prognosis?
A radial collateral ligament reconstruction of the MCP joint in my left thumb. Will my thumb ever open up? Or am I limited to the way my hand was cast
Unfortunately this-: -requires immobilization, & may or in Ur case did lead 2 some arthrofibrosis. This is due 2 3 things. The original injury, the invasive procedure & the post op immobilization. The cast is 4 immob. & Ur thumb should B mobile when it is removed, not stay in the same position. If U R just out of Ur cast, PT should help U attain motion. ...Read more
Can fat atrophy in elbow as a side effect of cortisone inj cause of following:tennis elbow/radial tunnel syndrome/pinched nerve/muscle ligament/other?
No. The Steroid shot: May ameliorate the symptoms of these conditions, but I don't believe atrophy would be causing any such conditions. ...Read more
I have grade 2 tears to both ulnar and radial collateral ligaments in thumb, which have shown no improvement. Will I need surgery?
R arm/shoulder/neck pain ×7yrs. Hand is cold, fingers swollen. Surgeries include : wrist tendon release/bone spur, wrist for torn ligaments & radial nerve release. Zero pain relief. Where to go now?
Pain specialist: Have a pain specialist evaluate you to determine if you meet criteria for complex regional pain syndrome. ...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
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
Fairly common: Only cases that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, are candidates for surgical ligament reconstruction. ...Read more
Dopplerultrasound shows chronic radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar and intraosseous artery. In pain at elbow and wrist. Need help?
Radial artery: In 80% of people the ulnar artery is the dominant artery bringing blood flow into the hand. It is unclear as to why you have a chronic radial artery occlusion, unless there was some evidence of trauma or arterial line placement. I would recommend that she be evaluated with regards to the pain at the elbow and wrist, but most likely this is not secondary to arterial insufficiency ...Read more
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 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 more
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
My ligament in my elbow pops whenever I workout doing something like pushups or bench presses. How can I strengthen it to prevent the popping?
One lateral elbow ligament is pointier than the other when I bend my arm. No masses. Feels exactly the same when not flexed all the way. Gym related?
Possible: See your health provider if it gets larger or becomes painful ...Read more
Well: A lot will depend on the functioning of the elbow. If you injury does not impair the movement and functioning of the elbow then this is less concerning if you cannot have proper functioning. See doctor for you must have exam first and then treatment options depending on the damage ...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.
Epicondilytis: Suggest injury to the ligament that attaches to that bone. Is a very common injury that is aided by rest, ice supportive devices and topical anti-inflammatory ointments. Once is all healed, specific strength program for forearms may keep you from reinjuring. ...Read more
I fell on my elbow; X-ray n not broken, MRI shows ligament damage, cortisone shot n no pain. 4 months later extreme pain - do I need surgery?
Hello! If I rest my elbow on the table for a couple of minutes then try to straighten it I feel a pain. Tendonitus, tear ligament, tendon, sprain?
Probably tendon: It's hard to say the exact cause, however pain that is present after prolonged rest is usually muscle or tendon related. As there are numerous muscles and tendons that cross the elbow joint, it is most likely that. However, other sources of pain should be ruled out by your doctor. ...Read more
I have pain running from my wrist on the pinkie finger side till my elbow and at times my fingers also. My wrist is swollen. Is it a ligament tear?
Can't say: You really need to have the extremity examined by a health care specialist. They should be able to tell you what the problem is. ...Read more
6-8weeks usually: The partially torn ligament does not need to be operated on but the fracture might if the joint surface is disrupted. ...Read more
Saw an ortho doc for bony lump in arm. After X-ray they said it was bone & result of elbow ligament bunching up. Said there were changes in bone but not cancer. Should I seek 2nd opinion?
Probably not: This is a fairly common problem around the elbow joint. If the x-ray showed normal bone and the lump is not enlarging or become tender, then there is probably no need to seek an immediate 2nd opinion unless you are really worried about it. Sometimes people need the peace of mind of a 2nd opinion, so if you are worried, by all means get a 2nd opinion. See doc again if it's enlarging or tender. ...Read more
Diagnosed with grade 1 retrolisthesis of neck and ligament laxity, bad head and neck pain is accompanied by elbow, shoulder and knee pain, how to cure it?
Specialist: See an ORTHO spine specialist- many options for you ...Read more