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Suggest treatment for pain in elbows post injury

Hit my elbow some what hard exactly one week ago when I slipped at the pool. It doesn t hurt to bend or straiten but it does hurt pretty bad if I bump it into anything. There s some light bruises that I m not worried about but I can also feel a little squishy bump right above the point of my elbow. Will it be fine and heal overtime?
Mon, 12 Oct 2015
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM,
The symptoms described by you - light bruising over the elbow and feeling a squishy bump over the point of elbow are all suggestive of soft tissue injury.
The bruise will disappear with passage of time.
The squishy bump is due to soft tissue swelling.
The soft tissue swelling will also get relieved.
Hot fomentation will help to decrease the swelling.
Pain killers will decrease the pain.
Thus, I suggest you to apply hot fomentation to reieve the pain and swelling.
Avoid trauma to the region on elbow.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja Puri
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