How To Deal With Pain In The Elbow Due To Bone Shift?
Hello, Four years ago I suffered a sliding elbow injury. At that time I had been massaged several times. But until now I still often experience pain every time my arm is bent or doing other activities. How do you overcome the pain? And do I need to take medicine or not?
Hello Br.Dliya Riqqah F Thank you for consulting us on HealthReplies.com. Bone that has shifted from its normal position of the joint is called a dislocation. When a bone is dislocated, it will generally cause symptoms such as:
numb / numb
Massage after finding an injury to the locomotor, is not something that is prohibited, it's just that we appeal and advise to first ascertain the condition of the bones and other fragments whether in a safe condition or not. If it is safe, massage can be done, but the massage given is of course a gentle massage that has no potential to cause joints and other tissues to experience excessive trauma. Because basically the massage given aims to provide a comfortable sensation so that pain can be ignored and patients can feel comfortable afterwards.
Pain that appears even though massage has been done, can be due to conditions related to trauma or it could also be due to the massage process that is done. To be sure, you should do a Rongten photo first, because the sliding elbow can only be ascertained by physical examination by an expert / doctor and also by doing a Rongten photo on the elbow, and not based on a cursory examination by experts who have not proven competence. To overcome the pain, we recommend not to use too much of the injured hand to overact, you can take simple medications that you can get at the pharmacy such as ibuprofen and paracetamol, besides that you can also warm compresses on the painful area and applying topical medication that can blend in any pain that arises. However, to eliminate the pain in the long run, you should consult with a surgeon or an orthopedic doctor to have a complete examination and proper treatment. Thus we can convey, hopefully our information can be useful for you. thanks.