What do y’all do for elbow subluxations/dislocations? I just had a big one and never know what to do for elbows.

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS)

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  • LittleCrow


    Make unpleasant noises and deal with it. But seriously, that's pretty much all I can do. My left elbow is a MFer, for real. I ice it, when it swells, and use a heating pad for comfort, occasionally. I can't lift weights anymore, and I really try to be aware of what arm I'm carrying things with, etc. I wish I had a better answer for you *hugs*

  • Ornith


    I use braces to help secure the joints that are the most finicky. I think it's important to exercise the muscles in a controlled setting after.

  • medusozoa


    elbows ARE so hard i usually just ice :/

  • wise


    whichever side it slipped out of, use one of those bands made for tennis elbow and put pressure on the tendon it slipped through. a compression sleeve is also super helpful. make sure your elbow is set correctly and splint it and keep it in a sling for at least 24 hours

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