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Hyper-extended elbow. Severe pain while picking, gripping things. Possibility of muscle, ligament damage, treatment?

Hi, I have hyper extended my elbow about 8-10 weeks ago and have largely rested it since but the pain when gripping or picking anything up (even as light as a pillow) is still quite severe. It feels like the muscles or ligaments that are damaged in the beck of the elbow near the funny bone . I m not sure what course of action to take next, any advice would be gratefully received! thanks
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
I would suggest you to get the x ray of the elbow to make sure that there is no bony injury. Some time even such trivial insult can cause fracture and we can not be sure about is without seeing x ray.
Also if there is no fracture even soft tissue injury can also cause severe pain. I recommend you to apply hot water fomentation and compression bandage. DIclofenac ointment will also give you pain relief.
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