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Hurt elbow after being hit by ball. Area swollen. Looks like fluid build up. What could it be?

a few weeks ago while playing fotball I was hit really hard any my elbow hurt. I WENT TO URGENT CARE AND WAS TOLD TO JUST ICE IT THaT IT was just a bad bone bruise , but it is still sore and looks swollen. it looks as thogh alot of fluid is built up on it, do you have any suggestions on what this is? It was about 5 weeks ago when it was hurt
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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Well I believe that it could be a localized inflammation.
If i was your doctor i would consider an X-ray of your elbow to be sure. If the X-ray is normal i.e. if there is no fracture, I would just prescribe some NSAID drug.
Usually the cause of such swelling is a localized bruise or a ligament injury. There is nothing much that can be done except some pain killers.
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Answered: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
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