Have Accidents And Injuries To The Joints Of The Hand?
Good afternoon, HealthReplies.com. I am Andre, 25 years old private employee. About 9 months ago I had a motorcycle accident. The elbow of my right hand hit the asphalt, not bleeding but seemed to be hitting the joint. I once went to a general practitioner, there were no serious problems, only once a month I still felt pain when lifting heavy objects. R nAt that time I routinely took glucosamine supplements u0026amp; chondroitin for about 2 weeks. r nAfter 3 months until now the pain in my right elbow is sometimes still felt even though it is mild. And the appearance is NOT due to lifting heavy weights. R n r nMy question is, can our joints self-heal perfectly? R nSupplements u0026amp; what foods can help heal the injured joint? r nThank you HealthReplies.com.
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An injury to the body's movement system such as muscles, joints, bones and body tissues for movement is indeed very common and if an injury occurs, the healing process will take quite a while, which can be said to be long. In your case where there was an injury to the joint of your right elbow and after 3 months you still have complaints of pain. So you can think of an incomplete healing process. As for some parts around the joint that may still experience problems so that you still experience these complaints. Some of the conditions that can be considered are as follows:
The ongoing healing process Disruption or inflammation of the joints Nerve disorders around your elbow joint Impaired blood flow to the elbow area Calcification or calcification. This is common if there is a disturbance in the healing process. Impairment such as cracks in the bones around the joints. In your case where the pain or joint pain is quite mild, it is likely that the healing process is still ongoing. There is a distinctive sense of pain in the regeneration process of a tissue. But of course, we also think about other possibilities that might hinder the healing process. Taking glucosamine and chondroitin supplements is the right step. However, it is also necessary to think about physical therapy that can help restore your condition, namely by doing some exercises and if necessary interspersed with the use of physiotherapy modalities. You can consult an orthopedic doctor or a medical rehabilitation doctor first about additional therapy that is suitable for your current condition because of course you need to begin with a direct physical examination to assess your elbow joint.
That's what I can say, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Tiwi