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Bruised arm, knots formed, numbness, elbow pain. What can I do?

i was attacked on 1/26 and my whole arm is horribly bruised but it keeps growin and these hard knots are all over my forearm . and now the bone from my wrist to my elbow hurts and aches..... and on my upper arm there is one part that is deeeeep purple and its completly numb???? should i be concerned?? seems like everyday it hurts more and in a differant way....
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

From the brief description of your symptoms, it appears that you may have developed multiple bruises and hematomas (blood clots). However, you need a proper physical examination to rule out other serious injuries like a fracture or any nerve damage.

Since your pain and other symptoms are severe and seem to be worsening, I would advise you to see a doctor at the earliest, for a proper evaluation. Till then, you can take take an OTC anti-inflammatory medication for the pain / bruising and give hot fomentations.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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