• 4 months ago

    Elbow/Forearm Injury

    I volunteer as an umpire and three days ago a foul ball hit me directly on my exposed elbow. It was incredibly painful as it hit me right on the joint causing swelling immediately. I finished the game returned home and have been icing the area on an off for a few days. The swelling has gone down, but there is pain in extending and contracting my forearm where there was no pain before. The impacted area, although without swelling, remains tender and painful to the touch. The concern I have is more with the pain in my forearm from simple movement. I can already guess that suggestions will be to get an x-ray, but there is no deformity, crepitus or pain to the impacted elbow with movement, only to my forearm where the ball did not hit. Any guesses?