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Suggest treatment for severe pain in the elbow area after a fall

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Dr. Praveen Tayal

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Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Question: After falling slightly when attempting to get up from a chair my left arm gave way. A couple of hours later I have severe pain in my elbow area. I cannot flex my arm fully, straighten the arm fully or turn the palm over more than 50%.

What can I do? There is nothing to see
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Likely a fracture or dislocation.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,


From the symptoms that you have described, it seems that you have suffered a bone injury or a dislocation. An X-ray is needed to find out the cause. Do keep your arm in a sling and avoid all painful activities. Attend an ER or consult an orthopedician.

I hope this answers your query.

Wishing you good health.

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Dr. Praveen Tayal.
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