Elbow Bruise Treatment
Treatment for an elbow contusion usually includes 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.
Treatment for an elbow contusion may include:
- Rest the elbow
- With some elbow injuries you may wish to wear a sling for comfort:
- Long term immobilization in a sling can lead to frozen shoulder.
- If you wear a shoulder sling for longer than two weeks make sure you perform shoulder range of motion exercises twice a day to avoid frozen shoulder.
- Elevate the injury:
- Above the heart if possible
- Cold compresses
- Elastic wrap the elbow
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Narcotic pain medication
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