Jammed or hyperextended elbow ?

by Scott

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 ?

Return to Sports Injury Answers - Elbow/Hand.