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Suggest remedies for sharp pain in the elbows

Feb 2018
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I injured my elbow 10 days ago. After a sharp pain, I am left with a ball of fluid on the elbow but no pain. Will the fluid dissipate on its own?
Posted Mon, 27 Nov 2017 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 13 minutes later
Brief Answer:
X-ray and rest- Will dissipate if no underlying fracture or deep injury.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
Noted the history and understood your concerns.

The fluid will normally dissipate on its own if there is no underlying fracture and you give complete rest to the part.

Since elbow has superficial bones the hematoma is easily formed, elbow being an active joint, giving good rest is difficult unless attached in a sling or so.

I hope there is no restriction or pain during movement of the elbow and if so, please get an X-ray done as a precaution to rule out a fracture.

Please give additional information for me to assist you better:

Please post/upload the clear and focused photos of the affected area.
Is there any restriction in the movement?
Any pain or tenderness on the lump?
What is the size and how was the progress during these 10 days?
Tried any anti-inflammatory medicines?

As discussed above, please give complete rest to the affected elbow by putting the forearm in a sling.
Awaiting your details in the follow-up.

With Warm Regards.

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