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Elbow hurt, back pain, stiffness. What do i do?

I hurt my elbow more than a week ago on the edge of the wall on a piece of wood, had pain for 10 mins and the next day went about with my regular activities, started having pain from last friday. My whole hand and right up to my back hurts the pain comes and goes. No swelling , sometimes feel stiffness in my hand, I m able to move my hand and rotate my elbow and carry things. Pls, help
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Most propably you could have suffered a soft tissue contusion possibly involving the muscles. So the pain typically occurs during movements of the inflammed muscles.
This is usually self limiting and recovers spontaneously with the following measures

* Give rest to the injured part and avoid activities causing pain
* use analgesic medications as needed
* Do ice packing over the painful areas once in 2 hours
* Moist heat application may resolve the stiffness

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement Dr. Saurabh Gupta's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for writing to us
If you are able to do your regular activities with your limb without much pain then a bone injury is unlikely. You need to continue with rest .Hot fomatation will be helpful to decrease the stiffness. Most of the times it is a soft tissue injury but it takes at least 10-14 days for the pain to subside.
I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Answered: Wed, 28 Aug 2013
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