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Had fallen and smacked elbow. No fracture. Swollen and painful to throw ball. Remedy?

About 6 weeks ago I fell snowboarding and smacked the inside of my elbow. I also skinned up my face pretty bad so it wasn't the most serious of injuries. I went and had an x-ray two days later as it was swollen and didn't have full range of motion. They stated that there were no fractures. As of today I still have alot of swelling and pain and can pinpoint the sight. My GP thinks maybe I traumatized the bursa sac but it's not swollen on the boney part at the bottom, just the side. I play a tremendous amount of baseball and I can't throw a ball without excrutiating pain. Any thoughts?
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The persistent pain and swelling at the elbow is likely to be due to injury to the tendons or ligaments at the site of the injury. Regular hot fomentation, pain killers and physical therapy will help in increasing the range of movement.
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Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Excruciating pain may mean injury to the nerve..the ulnar nerve is close...
Injury to the ligaments, joint or its capsule, muscles and tendons need attention almost like a fracture.
Rest, cold compress and analgesics in the beginning / warm compress and physiotherapy later on will help.
Orthopaedician must be consulted ...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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