Elbow sprain happens when the ligament in the elbow are stretched and partly torn. An injured elbow ligament may cause instability in the elbow joint region.
Ligament sprains are normally graded from 1 to 3. Grade 1 is just a stretch of the ligaments, Grade 2 is partial tear and grade 3 is a complete rupture.
signs and symptoms
Pain and swelling almost immediate, may become noticeable. the greater the pain and swelling, the longer the healing will take.
With mild strain on the elbow it will be tender and stiff on the joint. With a greater sprain it the skin of the affected area will become red, warmth and bruising. With severe elbow sprain the pain is almost unbearable and we might not be able to move our elbow joint.
Elbow sprains may result to falling on an outstretched arm trying to break a fall, forceful twisting of the arm or a strong blow directly to the elbow region.
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Doctor would advice to rest the elbow more, for quicker healing, sling or a brace will be recommended to protects and restricts the injured elbow keeping it comfortable. Apply ice on the elbow to reduce pain and swelling. Doctor may prescription pain killers or cream to reduce pain if the pain is unbearable. In rare cases arthroscopic surgery may be recommended if pain still exists after several months or the individual has very high demands on their elbow function.
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