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Hit left arm against wall corner. Knot has formed. What could it be?

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I HIT MY LEFT ARM AGAINST ONE OF MY WALL CORNER AND A KNOT HAS CAME ON IT?
Posted Fri, 8 Nov 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
 
 
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Few more details needed please

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thank you for your question.

It is most likely haematoma, which is blood collection under the skin.

Can you give more details or upload photo of your arm, so I can help you in better way.
1- which part of the arm inured?
2- is it painful?
3- where is the pain?
4-can you move your arm fully?
5- any numbness in your arm?
6- how many days since the injury?

I am looking forward to your answers

kind regards
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Follow-up: Hit left arm against wall corner. Knot has formed. What could it be? 4 hours later
SORRY FOR THE DELAY, I TOOK A NAP.
1. RIGHT ARM/RIGHT BELOW THE ELBOW AND OVER TO THE RIGHT A LITTLE.
2. YES
3. IN THE SAME AREA.
4.YES
5. YES AND SOME IN MY HAND PLUS SOME TIGHTEN
6. AROUND 2:00 PM/PACIFIC TIME
 
 
Answered by Dr. Moustafa Saeed 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Haematoma still my diagnosis.

Detailed Answer:
I will advice to put some ice in towel on it for about 10 minutes few times per day, and elevate the arm with sling or use a pillow to keep it up. It should improve in couple of days.

If the pain not settling then you need x-ray of the elbow.

Kind regards
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