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2 Potential Recent Elbow Injury Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  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.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, elbow pain, elbow redness, recent elbow injury, painful elbow swelling
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    elbow redness, area of skin 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.

    Bruises tend to begin healing within one week.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    constant elbow pain, pain in one elbow, recent elbow injury, elbow pain from an 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.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Is the pain affecting:
  • Q.Have you ever been diagnosed with diabetes?
  • Q.Have you been diagnosed with cellulitis (skin infection)?

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Recent Elbow Injury Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 21% Elbow Pain
    • 14% Pain in One Elbow
    • 14% Forearm Injury
  • People who have experienced recent elbow injury were most often matched with:

    • 27% Elbow Bruise
    • 18% Cellulitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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