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Recent Elbow Injury Checker

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Your Recent Elbow Injury May Also be Known as:
Arm damage
Arm got bumped
Arm got hit
Arm got slammed
Arm got whacked
Arm injury
Arm trauma
Bumped arm
Bumped elbow
Damaged arm

Top 2 Recent Elbow Injury Causes

  1. 1.Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is an infection of the skin and tissues underneath it. It is most commonly caused by Group A strep and typically enters the body through a break in the skin.

    You should go to your primary care doctor tomorrow. There, he or she will inspect your skin and determine if antibiotics are necessary.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, elbow pain, elbow redness, painful elbow swelling, recent elbow injury
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    elbow redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Elbow Bruise

    A bruise is the damage of the blood vessels that return blood to the heart (the capillaries and veins), which causes pooling of the blood. This explains the blue/purple color of most bruises. Bruises of the elbow are common, often due to minor injury.

    You can treat this at home with R.I.C.E - rest (exercise as tolerated), ice (10-20 minutes at a time), compression (this is pretty optional), and elevation.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant elbow pain, pain in one elbow, elbow pain from an injury, recent elbow injury, swollen elbow
    Symptoms that always occur with elbow bruise:
    recent elbow injury, elbow pain from an injury, constant elbow pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Recent Elbow Injury

  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Have you been diagnosed with cellulitis (skin infection)?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.How long has your elbow pain been going on?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our recent elbow injury symptom checker.

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Recent Elbow Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced recent elbow injury have also experienced:

    • 25% Pain in One Elbow
    • 25% Elbow Pain
    • 25% Forearm Injury
  • People who have experienced recent elbow injury were most often matched with:

    • 50% Cellulitis

Recent Elbow Injury Checker

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