Popped my elbow by kimura

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  1. Flounder

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    Today at BJJ class, someone put a kimura on me, and before I could tap, my elbow popped. To me, it sounded like when you crack a knuckle, except louder. The guy who did it thought it sounded like my shirt tore. It didn't hurt much at the time, but now its starting to ache a little, and I've loss a little ROM. Anyone else ever have this happen?? Is it something that I should seek medical attention about, or will it heal on its own? Hope some peeps have answers and mods dont delete.
     
  2. Foolkiller

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    Go to the doctor and then if need be they'll refer you to a hospital or specialist. However if you don't actually mind a fucked up arm for possibly the rest of your life, feel free to hope it'll heal alright.
     
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    get it checked out, a chiropractor might not be a bad idea, as its probably just out of place a little bit, get it checked out before your next training session.
     
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    I think you're fine if it doesn't hurt too much. It probably popped back into place. Of course, if there is significant pain, discoloration, etc., you need to seek immediate medical attention. If it's not bothering you too much, I suspect you're fine.

    Then again, I'm a lawyer and not a doctor.
     
  5. Flounder

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    nah, I don't think its dislocated. I still have pretty free ROM, etc. It only really hurts if I straighten my arm to the point of lock out. Other then that, and a little ache, its fine. I didn't even think I hurt it initially, cuz it didn't hurt, and I had good ROM afterwards. Now I guess it's starting to tighten up a little. But thanks for the advice. Guess I'll call to get a Dr.s appt.
     
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    learn to tap
     
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    Ya, if its a join lock of ANY sort, and they're cranking it and it starts to hurt, theres a 99.99% chance you WONT get out, so just tap to join locks and such.

    Now, I dont like to tap to chokes, and I've passed out twice already due to that (and the fact im stubborn). The guy either lets go because he knows im not going anywhere, or I tap when its close for me to pass out. I cant really time it right though..Bad for your brain is all I know.
     
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    I had the same thing happen to me today at class. But it was a key lock, and I bumped and rolled him into gaurd. On the way over it was kind of twisted then straightened out as he sat back with it, and made a loud pop like knuckles. It didn't hurt at the time, and didn't stiffen up or hurt until a few hours later when I fully cooled down. Even now theres only a little discomfort when its fully straight, and still have almsot full ROM. If its still painful and theres still loss of ROM in a day or two you might on the get it looked at just in case.
     
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  11. Flounder

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    If I get caught in something, I tap. I leave my ego at the door. I don't want an injury that could sideline me for any length of time. In this situation, my right arm was trapped between his body and mine, while he was working the kimura on the left. I did tap verbally, but the pop happened almost simultaneuously. Whether he was going to hard, fast or if it was just bad luck that my elbow popped, I'm not sure. I have pretty good insurance, so i'm gonna head to the doctor today. Its fairly painful, and can't straighten my arm 100%. Main reason I'm going to the Dr. though is to try and prevent further injury. I have NO intention on having surgery. Period.

    Thanks for all the input guys. I'll keep ya posted.
     
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    Wait, how did your elbow pop from a kimura, which is a shoulder lock?
     
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    Don't know. Just did. Well anyways, just got back from the Doctor. He's not sure whats wrong, but suggested we treat it conservitively. Wait a week, and see how it goes, then order xrays if still a problem. He doesn't seem real concerned since I still have pretty good ROM, and little strength loss in the arm. He did seem a little concerned about the popping sound though. Could be a torn ligiment or tendon which could be 6-8 weeks till better. He said sometimes ligiments/tendons take longer then bones to heal. Or it could be a bone chip. ie where the ligiments/tendons attach, a small piece of bone could have broke off under the pressure.
     
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    I have a bad elbow also and it pops all the time. Really freaks some people out cause its loud like bone breaking loud. I also have gotten arm barred and then Kimura'd in the next rolling session and I felt the pain in my elbow way before the shoulder even started to get torqued. Kinda depends on what state your arm is to begin with.
     
  15. ballie

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    i had my elbow popped with a straight arm bar, it healed pretty fast, but I had one of my thumbs where the ligaments were torn out of the bone and took a chip of bone with them where they attach, but damn that caused intense pain and lots of swelling. as far as I think you'll be ok, in the worst case outstretched a ligament wich will heal in a week.

    but I'm only first bachelor for doctor so don't listen to mee:d:d
     
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    Yeah, I'll prolly take a week off from training unless I start to feel really good. Then I'll be a super pussy if someone goes for an armbar or kimura on this arm. One thing is for the most part, we don't spar in our school (at least for the beginner classes), so it will be pretty easy to protect my arm. Yesterday was open mat after class and of course you know what happened there.
     

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