I fell while skateboarding yesterday and hit my elbow, hard, could it be dislocated?

I’ve recently gotten a cast off from a previous fracture of my wrist, and it left my elbow sore and not very flexible. This was about 4 days ago. Because I can’t seem to comprehend the process of "healing" and "not being an idiot", I went out and jammed the same elbow into the ground. I flew off the board, landing first with my left hand and chest, then my right elbow, and finally my legs (from what I could tell).

My elbow isn’t swollen and I can move it to much the same degree that I could before the fall (still really stiff from the cast). It doesn’t look disfigured or anything, but it hurts quite a bit more than it did before when I move it past the comfort zone. I just want to be sure that i haven’t seriously hurt it or anything.

Naturally my parents would freak if they found I fell again instantly after getting back on the board of skates, so help would be GREATLY appreciated by this stupid individual before he has to face the wrath of his parents.

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  1. DokMok, 25 May, 2010

    Doesent sound dislocated, but of course as everyone will tell you "Make sure you see a doctor just to be on the safe side" You probably just Jarred the bone, bruised some muscle, etc abit. Will most likely clear up =)

  2. BJW, 25 May, 2010

    I have no idea I’m afraid.

    I broke my leg with a balloon twice, And I lived when I told my parents about it. (Don’t laugh please) Lol

    I would go see a doctor and if it is broken then tell your parents, and if it isn’t then you don’t need to tell them =)

  3. American Man, 25 May, 2010

    It could be cracked or just sprained.
    Only an xray could tell for sure.
    If it swells or turns color would be a sign tha it happend.
    Try keeping an ice pack on it as long as you can. It will help reduce the pain, and keep swelling down.

  4. Bug B, 25 May, 2010

    if the ball at the top of the upper arm comes out of its socket in the shoulder blade, it’s dislocated.

    – flat instead of rounded appearance to the shoulder
    – extreme pain on movement
    – muscle spasm
    – arm hangs limply to the side and is largely immobile
    – top of the humerus (forelimb) can be felt in the underarm

  5. pumpkin, 25 May, 2010

    Go ahead and be responsible tell your parents.
    If there is a problem and if it’s broken and not treated there may results with the bone that is debilitating with age.

    Good Luck and Stay safe!!

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