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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Swollen arm due to blunt trauma

My arm is swoleen from shoulder to wrist after being hit by a softball, what do I do? I didnt notice any issues until 24 hours later
Sun, 15 May 2011
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welcum to healthcaremagic
i dont think tht u got any severe injury by soft ball.
better u go n consult an orthopedician. they will diagnose properly and u hv to follow the medication.
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajinder Bajoria's  Response
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It is a post traumatic swelling .Is it associated with pain or not .Is movement of arm are painful or decreased.It appears a simple case of soft tissue injury followed by swelling.But still advise you to tale anti inflammatory drugs along with some antibiotics & cold sponging.if no relief go for X-ray to rule out fracture ,as in fracture swelling is more & associated with pain.
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