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Fall on the elbow causing painful and bruised bump, elbow feels weak, bump hard to touch. Diagnosis?

I fell on my elbow while running, and now above it (folding my elbow up by my head, showing the tip of my elbow) there s a pretty big and painful bruised lump. There s road rash around it but nothing too bad. The bump is hard and hurts to touch - not too much though, but my elbow also feels weak/limp. It s been here for about 5 hours. Help/suggestions/diagnostics?
Asked On : Wed, 3 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014

Thanks for posting your query

You had injury over tip of your elbow and after that painful swelling appears.

you might having soft tissue tissue injury or a fracture.
so you need an x-ray to rule out any fracture.
you have to visit an orthopaedic surgeon for clinical examination of elbow and treatment plan according to them.

Hope I have answered your query.Let me know if you have any more concerns.

Answered: Thu, 4 Oct 2012
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