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The Causes of Elbow Pain

The Causes of Elbow Pain

The elbow is a hinge joint that can be injured in a traumatic accident. Many important structures live near the elbow such as nerves, blood vessels, and muscular tissue. Injuries to the elbow could lead to not only bone damage but also damage to these ancillary structures. One of the ways that someone could suffer an elbow injury is in an auto accident. Some of the statistics on car accidents that have been published by Aceable have shown that:

  • In 2012, more than 25,000 people died in motor vehicle collisions.
  • About a third of all car accidents involve alcohol intoxication.
  • Another third of accidents are due to speeding.
  • Every year, millions of people are hurt in motor vehicle collisions with some of these injuries being permanent.

These numbers are alarming and demonstrate the severity of injuries that people could sustain, including the elbow.

Differential Diagnosis: Elbow Pain

There are numerous reasons why an individual could have elbow pain following a serious accident. Some of the most common causes include:

Broken ArmWhile this may seem obvious, some people forget that a broken arm can lead to elbow pain. Any bone fractures in the distal humerus or the proximal radius or ulna can lead to elbow pain.

DislocationAn elbow dislocation in an accident can also lead to severe elbow pain. Sometimes, the bone fragment can damage the nearby blood vessels or nerves, leading to severe complications.

BursitisElbow trauma can also lead to inflammation of the tissues in and around the elbow. This can make it hard to move the elbow without pain.

Watch YouTube Video: What Causes Elbow Pain? In the video below, Dr. John Ingari with Johns Hopkins Orthopaedics explains the causes of elbow pain, as well as the types, and treatment of elbow injuries.

Working with a Personal Injury Attorney

Following a severe motor vehicle accident, it is normal for families to have questions. If a loved one has suffered a serious injury, these concerns are taken to a whole separate level. Sometimes, these injuries could lead to permanent complications from which a loved one might never fully recover. Under these conditions, it is vital for families to speak with a trained personal injury attorney in Sacramento. Some of the ways that an attorney can assist with includes:

  • Providing access to accident reconstruction professionals who are able to recreate what happened at the scene.
  • Assisting families with seeking damages related to the collision, any injuries, and their complications.
  • Transitioning a case to the courtroom when required.

You should ever feel obligated to handle such a serious situation by yourself. Taking the time to meet with an experienced personal injury attorney in Sacramento can be helpful. Call today because you could be deserving of a financial reward.

Sacramento Personal Injury Attorneys

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Attorney in Sacramento. Elbow pain after a traumatic accident could be a sign of a serious problem. If your loved one has struggled with elbow problems following a major accident, call me today at (800) 404-5400 or (916) 921-6400 for free, friendly legal advice.

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