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I fell on my right side today - the knee and right arm got

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I fell on my right side today - the knee and right arm got the brunt of the fall - the knee seems fine, but the arm hurts from the wrist to the elbow when I try to do something. There's a bruise in the elbow area.
JA: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?
Customer: No swelling to speak of - turning the key on the car was difficult - things like that.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have workmen at my house today and can't get away - I put ice on it - thought I would see how it is tomorrow and see a doctor if need be. I take 2 Aleve a day - on thyroid meds - BP meds - otherwise nutritional things - not prescription. Cancer survivor with lots of nerve damage from chemo.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Not really - I'm basically a healthy 83 year old and was actually at the Rehab place taking exercises and was walking in a hallway - linoleum - the sole of my shoe grabbed the flooring and that's how I fell.
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 5 months ago.


Not sure what your question is.

It needs an x ray.

Urgent care is justified.

Sounds like it can be a fracture.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

Thanks for this question

you might not need xrays

how old are you?

any other medical problems?

how are you feeling overall?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 months ago.

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