Bruised Elbow Overview
Another name for Bruised Elbow is Elbow Contusion.
What is an elbow contusion?
A person with an elbow contusion has a bruise to the soft tissues overlying the elbow joint. The most common cause of an elbow contusion is a direct force applied to the elbow, such as a fall onto the elbow.
What are the symptoms of an elbow contusion?
Symptoms of an elbow contusion include elbow pain, elbow swelling, elbow tenderness, and bruising of the skin.
How does the doctor treat an elbow contusion?
Treatment for an elbow contusion may include rest, elevation, cold compresses, and a sling. Elastic wrapping the elbow may help limit swelling and provide support. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications or narcotic pain medications may be prescribed for pain control.
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