Overcoming Hand Elbow Dislocation?
Excuse me, I had an elbow dislocation about a month ago. Can I do activities like push ups? Because I feel a little better even though there is still a little pain and pain. Thank you
The elbow joint consists of the junction of the upper arm bones (humerus) and the two forearm bones (radius and ulna). Apart from bones, there are also important components around the elbow, such as muscles, ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels. The elbow joint plays a role in bending and straightening the forearm, as well as lying down and opening the palms. Dislocation is the removal / displacement of the bone from its normal position. Elbow joint dislocation is quite common, especially in sports injuries. Symptoms of an elbow joint dislocation include:
Sharp pain in the elbow area
Swelling around the elbow
A protruding bone and a shorter forearm (dislocation to the posterior / rear arag) are visible. The forearm is more comfortable in the straightened position and appears to be extended in a forward / anterior dislocation of the elbow joint
Tingling feeling in the arm / hand
Cannot move arms
Elbow joint dislocation should be treated as soon as possible. Repositioning / repositioning the bones should be done by a doctor. Previously, the doctor would examine the condition of the elbow joint (pain, swelling, deformity, ability to move the joints), examine the condition of the nerves and also the circulation / blood flow of the forearm / hand, ask about the history and mechanism of the fall, and perform an X-ray examination. Repositioning can be done with anesthesia and pain relievers. After the procedure, the doctor will usually put on a splint (a medical aid to reduce the movement of the injured part) or armsling (a medical aid that looks like a sling worn around the shoulder and holding the arm). In the first 1-3 weeks, the elbow joint really needs to be rested. The doctor will also provide pain relievers for consumption. It is better if sports activities, especially those that are weight-bearing, should be done at least 3 months after the injury. If you want to do it faster, you should first control the orthopedic specialist who treats you. If necessary, an MRI examination will be carried out, especially if there are dangerous complaints such as tingling or numbness in the forearm, the hand feels weak and cannot be moved, the hand on the affected elbow looks paler and feels cold.
That's all the explanation from me, hopefully it's useful.