Nursemaid Elbow (cont.)
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Nursemaid Elbow Exams and Tests
The doctor will obtain the history of how the injury happened by asking what occurred just before the event or what activities were being performed. Additional history specifically about the use of the arm, positions in which the arm has been held, and anything that has made the condition worse or better is very important.
Self-Care at Home for Nursemaid Elbow
The application of a cool, moist towel or small bag of ice wrapped in a towel may be helpful in any type of acute injury. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) for pain can also be given. The most important action should be to seek appropriate medical attention.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/7/2016
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