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Elbow injury... advice and healing procedure suggestions please

I injured my elbow or forearm while bouldering (climbing at relatively short heights without a rope). I have never had an elbow or arm injury and need some advice on a) what I may have done and b) how to manage it while it heals. Main points: I have gone to a doctor, x-rays were taken, as expected the arm is not broken, nothing further was done at the doc's office. I think it was a purely rotational injury, not compressional. Plenty more details under the cut. [more inside]
posted by six-or-six-thirty on Jul 14, 2014 - 9 answers

What is this weird foot pain?

Three or four weeks ago I fell at work...and then days later, fell down some steps at home. I know, I'm coordinated like that. Ever since the falls I've had pain that goes across the top of my foot. It's been a while now and the pain isn't getting better...but it's not getting worse either. What could it be? [more inside]
posted by christinetheslp on Apr 16, 2014 - 9 answers

Can you have arthritis in the knee without swelling?

Both my knees hurt alot and have for years I cant walk for more then a football field without them hurting to much that I have to stop I also cant stand for more then like 10 minutes or they hurt to much. I am 23 years old.I have been to the doctor and he dosent know whats wrong. My question is can I have arthritis without having smelling in my knees? Becasue I dont have swelling just pain.
posted by john123357 on Feb 10, 2014 - 9 answers

Elbow joint very sore, any ways to speed up the healing process?

Didn't touch a DSLR for months, then this past weekend, went to photograph a festival going stage to stage carrying heavy lenses for ~8 hours a day. Just tired the next day. But the following day, can barely move my right arm. [more inside]
posted by querty on Dec 3, 2013 - 4 answers

What can I do to feel better after I jolted my body in a fall?

I fell on the back of my head yesterday while playing kickball. I did the right thing and went to the ER, and got the all-clear: no concussion. I felt fine but headachey last night. Today I feel quite bad, and I'm not sure what I should be doing. Sporty-people, help? [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Sep 13, 2013 - 13 answers

Is there a healing power in the sun?

I live in northern New York where we have short hot summers of about 2 to 3 months and long cold winters. I have a variety of health problems, including joint problems, and hormone problems including low testosterone and higher than normal estrogen (I am a male) . I have noticed that in the summertime If I sit outside for one to two hours every day to absorb the sun I feel healthier, my joints hurt less, my hormones seem better, and I have more energy. Also if I have a cut or a twisted ankle It seems to heal faster then in the winter. Assuming that it was the vitamin D from the sun that was causing this , I took vitamin D pills every day in the winter. However, I did not experience any of the benefits that I experienced with regular sunshine exposure. This leads me to believe there is something else, some sort of other healing power in the sun that either science is not aware of yet or that I am simply not aware of. Is this possible?
posted by john123357 on Feb 5, 2013 - 23 answers

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP.

I vant to PAHMP. ME. AHP. [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Aug 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Back pain from lifting/bending over -- help!

I appeared to have developed a bad back here in my 20s. What can I do? Will it get better and how? [more inside]
posted by strekker on Mar 16, 2012 - 22 answers

What can cause knee stiffness and pain in less than a week without any distinct injury? And when is this an emergency?

What can cause knee stiffness and pain in less than a week without any distinct injury? And when is this an emergency? [more inside]
posted by NikitaNikita on Jan 21, 2012 - 8 answers

What have I done to my shoulder?

What the hell did I do to my shoulder? All the details (as many as I can type) inside. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 answers

The pain remains

IT Band problems: Tried the foam roller, deep tissue massage, building the muscle and stretches (all to no avail). What are other remedies? [more inside]
posted by xinglin91 on Nov 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Is that a bump on your shoulder or are just happy to see me?

Anything I can do to help my shoulder heal from a bad sprain? [more inside]
posted by alex_skazat on Nov 2, 2011 - 7 answers

What have I done to cause my foot to radiate pain with out a specific incident?

What did I do to my foot? I have been working very physically and in bare feet no less but... my foot started to hurt several house after I was done with work and there wasn't a specific incident to cause the pain. My foot just started to radiate pain, seemingly out of no where. [more inside]
posted by m. says: on Aug 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me with my inner elbow pain!

I get inner elbow pain from playing racquetball or rock climbing. What's going on and how do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Jul 22, 2011 - 11 answers

Could my shoulder/neck pain be caused by a nerve problem?

Could my shoulder/neck pain be caused by a nerve problem? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on Jul 4, 2011 - 18 answers

What did I do to myself ?

What did I do to my lower leg last night? Denial about a potentially torn knee ligament and long recovery time have me wondering (hoping) it's not that serious. More inside. [more inside]
posted by duckus on Jun 9, 2011 - 10 answers

Can I ignore electric shock pain?

Herniated disc, doctor says it's ok to climb (can't make it worse). First week back, electric shock pain. Can I safely ignore this? [more inside]
posted by defben on May 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Exercise: how do I push myself without damaging myself?

I strain a muscle too frequently when I exercise. How am I supposed to get stronger? [more inside]
posted by jessicapierce on Feb 23, 2011 - 24 answers

Making money on one's back without going into sex work?

What jobs or projects can someone do while either laying down or kneeling 95% of the time? [more inside]
posted by rosa on Jan 3, 2011 - 18 answers

Ouch! How to cope with pain?

How do I cope emotionally with severe lower back pain? I have seen a doctor, and they said that I am doing all the right things, but it will be between 2 to 10 weeks before it stops. In the meantime, everything really, really hurts. Cuddling my partner. Standing. Walking. Grocery shopping. Driving. Going to the laundromat. Making the bed.... [more inside]
posted by Hot buttered sockpuppets on Sep 13, 2010 - 32 answers

Herniated L5/S1, sciatic pain, what should I do?

I was rear-ended 9 months ago and now have a herniated L5/S1 with associated issues (sciatica, back pain). My doctor wants me to get an epidural injection of corticosteroids. Is this really my best option? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Aug 2, 2010 - 24 answers

What is causing the dull aching pain in my tooth?

What's wrong with my tooth? Dull numbing pain after an injury. [more inside]
posted by designbyme on Jun 12, 2010 - 7 answers

How Much Pain is Too Much?

How much pain is OK to run through? [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley on May 21, 2010 - 15 answers

25 cm of fresh powder was totally worth it. I hope.

You are not a physiotherapist filter: Did I seriously fuck up my knee? [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Apr 15, 2010 - 18 answers

Achy breaky hip flexor

Hey, runners (and anyone else): can you help my achy breaky hip flexor? [more inside]
posted by Rudy Gerner on Nov 30, 2009 - 16 answers

Ah hurt mah knee. Please hope.

Yesterday I started having sudden sharp pain and stiffness in my left knee, above and around the kneecap. I suspect I injured it doing squats and lunges (with bad form) the night before. Could it get better on its own, if I rest for a few days? Or should I see a doctor (and what kind)? [more inside]
posted by the littlest brussels sprout on Nov 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Soreness in outside of lower leg during squats

I am getting soreness/discomfort in a strange place while doing squats: on the outside of my right leg only, 4-6 inches above my ankle. I'm returning to weightlifting after a year off with unrelated shoulder injury, and this happens with very little additional weight beyond just the bar. Should I be stretching, starting with less weight, or something else?
posted by stopgap on Jun 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Man was not meant to run, I swear.

YANAD filter: Knee Edition [more inside]
posted by OrangeDrink on Apr 24, 2009 - 12 answers

I screwed up my calf muscles.

What did I do to my calves, and is it ok to do it again this evening? [more inside]
posted by By The Grace of God on Jan 20, 2009 - 19 answers

Frequent injuries

Is it normal that I get injured so easily? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 27, 2008 - 16 answers

What happened to my heel? It's tingling

I overtrained. A week later, my heel is still tingly and uncomfortable. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Aug 5, 2008 - 7 answers

PainFilter

What have I hurt in my shoulder/arm, and what should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jul 6, 2008 - 8 answers

Barista elbow?!

Help! I am a barista and my elbow hurts! What should I do? [more inside]
posted by waltzing astronomers on Jun 11, 2008 - 24 answers

Welcome to back injury-ville.

A friend has a serious back injury and I want to help him negotiate the maze of advice he will face. [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on May 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Help with my lower back pain issue

Intense lower back pain on the left side. It's also painful down the side of my left leg. After being stiff and mostly inactive this winter I was doing some deep knee beds and intense hamstring stretches, now I'm in a huge amount of pain. My health insurance has a hefty deductible and am hoping to avoid the doctor's office. Any ideas on what to do to relieve the pain?
posted by huxley on Apr 14, 2008 - 19 answers

Wrist pain, very likely a sprain: just watch and wait?

I have some wrist pain from my wrist being twisted, which by all signs appears to be a sprain rather than anything more serious. I'm trying to make sure I don't need to visit an ER (other major factor is that I have no insurance and I don't know what would happen financially after an ER visit). [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Feb 8, 2008 - 24 answers

Calf muscle pop

Pop goes the calf muscle! [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Feb 2, 2008 - 7 answers

Why are you sitting on the floor?

Knee and foot pain. How do I get through working a 9 hour retail shift? [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Aug 5, 2007 - 18 answers

Ow. My face.

Let me preface this question by saying that I work in retail. More specifically, I work in a slightly smaller than K-Mart national chain big-box store specializing in low quality clothing and home crap. Anywayz: I fell at work. Actually what happens was that the entire back wall of the checkout lane I was using fell as I was leaning against it and took me with it. Yes. Best day ever. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by chichimimizu on May 5, 2007 - 19 answers

If it's because I've been running through your mind all day, please let me know

Why are my feet hurting during certain activities? [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Mar 5, 2007 - 14 answers

4 month old scar still hurts..

4-month old leg injury filter: I scraped up my leg really bad 4 months ago. It healed, it scarred, it still hurts. Now what? [more inside]
posted by sirion on Dec 15, 2006 - 8 answers

What happened to my knee?

What happened to my knee? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Nov 9, 2006 - 24 answers

I injured my back and have no insurance.

I fell on slipper stairs and hurt my back. ouch! [more inside]
posted by freudianslipper on Dec 17, 2005 - 13 answers

Cat-Related Injuries

Name that injury: Two nights ago I tripped over my cat and fell really hard on the floor. [+] [more inside]
posted by scazza on Feb 7, 2005 - 10 answers

Any suggestions for how to cope with an injured coccyx (and pride)?

My butt hurts. Any suggestions for how to cope with an injured coccyx (and pride)? [MI] [more inside]
posted by gatorae on Mar 4, 2004 - 14 answers

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