Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
177 Doctors are Online

Swollen and bruised elbow, can't put any pressure. Play basketball. Should I go to doctor ?

i play basketball and fall constantly on my elbow . It has been swollen for months and bruised for a while then the bruiing went away but then it came back. i cant put any pressure on my elbow because it hurts so much. also when i put my hand over it it is hot compared to the rest of my body. i dont know if i should go to a doctor or what. our family isnt a going to the doctor kind of family and im in softball as well and dont want to miss any practices or games because it is my senior year. please help
Asked On : Sun, 10 Feb 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  39
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Helloo, perhaps the best thing would be to RUN to the doctor. From your description it appears to be an inflamed joint, which definitely requires an expert management.
perhaps it is advisable to STOP games as long as the elbow hurts.

finally need to impress upon you to seek an orthopedic consultation as soon as possible, and convince your family fro the same.
Answered: Sun, 13 Oct 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor