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Did backhandspring twisted arm and felt elbow pop, sharp pains a lot, behind elbow...?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Elbow pain

Are you able to fully bend & straighten elbow joint? Can you turn hand palm down & back? May have dislocated elbow or broken radius/ulna/humerus or merely strained ligaments.
Best to have joint examined & x-rayed (emergencyroom) so appropriate treatment can be given. Motrin/aleve/etc (if you can take them) may take edge off pain. Ice for swelling. Sling or splint for support until seen by doc.

In brief: Elbow pain

Are you able to fully bend & straighten elbow joint? Can you turn hand palm down & back? May have dislocated elbow or broken radius/ulna/humerus or merely strained ligaments.
Best to have joint examined & x-rayed (emergencyroom) so appropriate treatment can be given. Motrin/aleve/etc (if you can take them) may take edge off pain. Ice for swelling. Sling or splint for support until seen by doc.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine

In brief: See a physician

You should not have sharp pain in your elbow.
You should see an orthopedists or a sports medicine specialist for further investigation.

In brief: See a physician

You should not have sharp pain in your elbow.
You should see an orthopedists or a sports medicine specialist for further investigation.
Dr. Jason Torrente
Dr. Jason Torrente
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Dr. J. Michael Bennett
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Get an evaluation

More than likely you suffered from a hyperextension injury to the elbow and may have even subluxated it.
I would highly recommend an evaluation by a specialist who will perform a general elbow exam and obtain appropriate x-rays and/or MRI to rule out any ligament or bony damage. Elbow instability can become a disabling chronic problem if not diagnosed and treated early.

In brief: Get an evaluation

More than likely you suffered from a hyperextension injury to the elbow and may have even subluxated it.
I would highly recommend an evaluation by a specialist who will perform a general elbow exam and obtain appropriate x-rays and/or MRI to rule out any ligament or bony damage. Elbow instability can become a disabling chronic problem if not diagnosed and treated early.
Dr. J. Michael Bennett
Dr. J. Michael Bennett
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Dr. Matthew Welsch
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Get it checked

You need to have this looked at.
Could be a "sprain" of your elbow ligaments, but also could be a torn ligament or even a fracture. Recommend seeing an orthopaedic physician familiar with elbow injuries.

In brief: Get it checked

You need to have this looked at.
Could be a "sprain" of your elbow ligaments, but also could be a torn ligament or even a fracture. Recommend seeing an orthopaedic physician familiar with elbow injuries.
Dr. Matthew Welsch
Dr. Matthew Welsch
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