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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • Chest pain: Go to the topic Chest Pain.
  • Bleeding: Go to the topic Cuts or Puncture Wounds.
  • Bruises: Go to the topic Bruises.
  • Elbow problems not related to an injury: Go to the topic Elbow Problems, Noninjury.

Is your elbow twisted, bent out of shape, or out of its normal position?

Do you have elbow pain or tenderness?

Is your hand, wrist, or forearm pale, white, blue, or cold?

Do you have numbness or tingling in or below the elbow?

Are you unable to move your elbow normally?

Do you have swelling in or around the elbow?

Do you feel or hear a snap or pop in your elbow?

Do you have any signs of infection in your elbow?

Are you concerned that an elbow injury may have been caused by abuse of a child or vulnerable adult?

Is your elbow bruised?

Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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Last Updated: February 18, 2013
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