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Fall and subsequent injury to elbow/hand

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  • Posted By: madz17
  • May 21, 2012
  • 07:30 PM

Yesterday, (May 20th) I was walking down a short flight of stairs when I tripped due to slippery conditions caused by rain. I caught myself with my hands, however, as I came down, I hit my left elbow on the corner of a step. Immediate pain followed, as is to be expected from that kind of fall. At first the pain was shooting, however, (after icing it and just watching it overnight,) it has evolved into a more dull pain that is constant, and an acute pain that develops with use (extending the elbow, bending it back in,) and severe pain when I make a fist. The elbow is also sore to the touch and I am currently unable to put any weight on it.

That being said, there is no visible swelling and only a small scratch from the fall. Should I see a doctor or give it a few days to recover?

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