Jammed or hyperextended elbow ?

by Scott
(Houston)

My 11 yr. old son fell and braced his fall with his right arm extended straight, like stiff arming the ground. He now experiences pain when playing basketball and it's been 10 days. He says he feels it a little when not playing, but playing seems to bring accute pain. It doesn't appear to be swelling, or bruised and is not loose. Is the treatment just ice and time ?

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Jan 21, 2009
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elbow
by: Bart - SII

best treatment is to see your doctor for an evaluation. There could be some type of sprain to the elbow, or even the possibility of growth plate disturbance.

Bart

Apr 05, 2009
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Jammed elbow
by: Shelley

My daughter has jammed her elbow during gymnastics and we took her to emergency, only to find out they don't do anything for it. Don't get me wrong, The doctors were very thorough. It was sprained. It just takes time to heal itself. antiinflammatory meds, ice, and time.

May 05, 2009
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Hyper extended elbow
by: Lori , MA

My son and I were fooling around last night, he accidentally pushed my elbow in from outside.. It hurts bad now, and I had a hard time sleeping last night because of it. Could there be something wrong?

May 09, 2009
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Hurts like........
by: daSilva

I was playing football and when i went to block someone my hand got caught between a lineman and a lineman. Then the defender hit my arm forcing it to go in the opposite direction. The symptoms are when I extend and pull back the pain is sharp and quick on the bottom and outside of my elbow

Jun 25, 2009
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hyperextended elbow also...
by: Kelia.

I was wrestling around with some of my guy friends and my arm was strained and pushed the opposite direction now it hurts to even extend my arm or any sudden movements with or even also picking things up... im guessing the only thing to help is ibu or tylenol and time and ice.

Jul 06, 2009
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Jammed elbow
by: Darren

Yes i have a problem like this, although mine has stayed with me for over a year now...at first i thought i would just go away.
I went to the docters and had an xray..but it showed up fine..
Iam currently seeing a physiotherapist at the moment, he gave me some excersices to do and some massages...but it only seems to be making it worse if anything..
I just cant fully extend my elbow by quite alot and any pressure put on the forearm or upperarm goes right to my elbow...
Hopefully if i get an MIR scan it might show something up =]

Mar 05, 2011
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bent elbow
by: frank

i was wreslting and one of my friends bent it the oppisite way and the pian is sharp in the bottom of my elbow

May 30, 2012
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jammed arm!!! plz help NEW
by: Izzy<3

I'm 11 and I was running pretty much full speed and I tripped over a soccer net and braced my fall with my arm extended straight. i had never broken/sprained a bone before or had that much pain so i thought i might have broken my arm. I quickly put ice on my elbow and wrist afterwards. it has been a week and my elbow and wrist are still sensitive when I put too much pressure on my arm, or when I turn it in certain ways. I found that hanging from monkeybars or some other obstacle helps "stretch out" my arm providing temporary relief. I will go to the doctor next week if the sensitiveness persists.

Feb 04, 2016
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