1. pain while stretching your arm, it's likely you have an arm strain or sprain
, as a result of fall on elbow [enough force placed on your arm so that the joint moves out of its normal position resulting in the ligaments becoming stretched or torn. ]. Consult with your doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment of the pain in your arm.
. Elevate your arm above heart level to relieve swelling, minimize pain with ibuprofen
. If the ligament is completely torn or the muscle is ruptured, surgery may be necessary. Physical therapy
may be needed to improve conditioning of your arm after a strain or sprain.
. Don't participate in physical activity while you have arm pain
.Stretch your muscles daily and nourish your muscles by having a well-balanced diet.
1. X-rays: will often show stress fractures,bone spurs,and other abnormalities.
2. Computed tomography
(CT) scans: can be very helpful in defining bone spurs or other bony disorders that may limit motion or cause pain.
3. Magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) scans: provides an excellent view of the soft tissues of the elbow, and can help the doctor distinguish between ligament and tendon disorders that often cause the same symptoms and physical examination findings. MRI scans can also help determine the severity of an injury, such as whether a ligament is mildly damaged or completely torn.