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Category: Neurology
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Fell on my arm and hyperextended elbow after throwing a

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Fell on my arm and hyperextended elbow after throwing a football. My arm went numb immediately for a few minutes and couldn't straighten arm. No swelling or bruising, but a little stiff. Can straighten arm now. Having dull pain on and off for 2 days, but is sore after using it.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Where is the pain located now?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Top of forearm between wrist and elbow
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It comes and goes.
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

And what part of your arm went numb?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Whole arm for 5 minutes then elbow was
Sore
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Any problem with the shoulder right now?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No shoulder pain
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

OK

The numbness was from a pinched nerve in the shoulder area but nothing serious since it's gone now and there's no shoulder problem

Sounds like you've got a little tendonitis in your forearm

I'd suggest some topical over the counter capsaicin cream, rest and ibuprofen for now but it should resolve in a few days

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Had tendinitis before about 2 years ago from baseball. Could it be a reinjury?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Not really a reinjury, no

More of an acute injury

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How long for it to heal?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Give it about a week

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Ok thank uou
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

My pleasure

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