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Bruise from elbow to wrist, difficulty in rotating elbow, got hit while playing. Should i meet a doctor?

I was playing golf yesterday and hit the ground once or twice resulting in an injury to my elbow and or upper forearm. I have a bruise running from my elbow to my wrist and am having trouble rotating my hand outward especially when my hand is down low (waist area or below). I'm just wondering if I should pay my doctor a visit or if this is something that is just strained and will heal on its own.
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Asked On : Thu, 10 Oct 2013
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Bruises are common in an injury and they will heal perfectly well may take time upto 15 days. But the concern is under the bruises you might have a fracture of wrist bones as you can't move. So I will advise you to do one x ray wrist AP and Lat view and let any physician see. If suppose no fracture take some painkillers like Diclofenac in combination with serratopetidase (Seraton D)which will help to reduce the swelling.
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