I think i may have broken my elbow....Help Please

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I think i may have broken my elbow....Help Please

Postby Kasey » Sun May 30, 2004 2:39 am

ok i fell off my bike yesterday...landed on my elbow...i couldnt move it at first...but today i can move it pretty well but it really hurts when i do...when i make a fist it hurts or move my fingers it hurts...there is a little swelling and a big bruise...and my elbow feels tense...could it possibly be broken?

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Postby Kasey » Sun May 30, 2004 3:09 am

srry but i have one more question...i broke my wrist about a year ago and when i rotate my wrist i hear a grinding and sometimes it pops...and sometimes when it pops its hurts..what does that mean???

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Postby Dr. Tamer Fouad » Sun May 30, 2004 5:17 am

Hi Kasey,
It would be very difficult to say if you have a broken bone over the internet. You can be a better judge of that given your previous accidents. I think you should go and see your doctor. He will be able to tell you by examination what the chances are that you have a broken bone. He may require that you perform and x-ray and will probably place you on pain killers.

Best of luck,
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Postby Kasey » Sun May 30, 2004 12:09 pm

you didnt anser my other question...i broke my wrist a year ago and everytime i rotate my wrist it sound like grinding and sometimes it pops...and when it pops it hurts. what does that mean?

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Postby Dr. Tamer Fouad » Sun May 30, 2004 8:05 pm

Typically the "popping" you have comes from a sprained ligament that's causing laxity in the joint. The looseness in the joint allows tendons or ligaments to snap over each other or other bones, causing the popping sound.
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Postby Kasey » Sun May 30, 2004 9:56 pm

but my wrist isnt sprained or anything i have full movement....and could i have something done about it?? i mean do i gotta see a doctor...this has been going on for a while.

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Postby Dr. Tamer Fouad » Mon May 31, 2004 1:26 am

Kasey,
I think you should go and see a doctor for your recent problem. While you are doing that you can tell him about the popping. Like I said its the looseness in the joint that allows tendons or ligaments to snap over each other or other bones, causing the popping sound.
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