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Elbow injury, unable to straighten arm, no swelling, bruising. Taking aleeve for pain relief. Treatment?

I fell and landed of left elbow . Cannot straighten arm . Pain in upper arm, elbow area and lower arm. I am a 57 yr old female, healthy and on no medications . Their doesn t appear to be any bruising or swelling so far. However, it is extremely painful and have taken only Aleeve to help with pain. The Aleeve is not helping. Find it very difficult to type this email. What do you recommend?
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Hi ,there
although there is no swelling, it is recommended to get a X-ray of the arm done to rule out any fractures.Once there are no fractures ,stronger analgesics can be recommended.Take care
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