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Hello...that hurt - Hello. It isn't funny when you hit your funny bone
United States
April 25, 2008 10:31am CST
About 2 weeks ago, as I started to get out of the truck at school, I accidently hit my "funny Bone". I jarred my elbow pretty hard against the door jam of the Explorer. It tingled and hurt (I"m not sure why they call this hitting your funny bone, because it HURTS and there is nothing funny about it!) for quite a while. Even this morning, if I move my left arm in a certain way, it still feels kind of funky. Has anyone else ever done this? How long did it hurt. Any of you with medical backgrounds know what causes your arm to feel the way it does when you hit your elbow like that? No other part of your body does...or at least not mine anyway.
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@AmbiePam (50260)
• United States
26 Apr 08
I guess it hurts because there isn't any 'padding' in that area. I am answering this from my e-mail, so I'll be interested in other's replies. I have hit my 'funny bone' many times, and each time I have to contain a shriek. : )
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• United States
5 Mar 09
I guess it's kind of like scraping your shin. I think a bruise on your shin hurts worse than an injury on almost any other part of your body! I whacked the corner of the bed the other night when I got up and thought I was going to cry.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Sounds like you bruised your elbow. I have done that before. Took a few week to really go away.
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• United States
5 Mar 09
this is really sad, but as I was going through my unresolved discussions today, I found this one. So needless to say that my elbow has healed! thanks for responding to this anyway. It took about a month before my elbow got to the point that it didn't hurt every time I moved it the wrong way.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
26 Apr 08
What you are hitting is your ulnar nerve. since you hit it pretty hard, it may have caused some swelling and still hurt because of it. I'll bet it mostly seems to hurt down the outside of your hand and the last 3 fingers
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• United States
5 Mar 09
Oh yea! I haven't hit it that hard before. I guess I caught it just right. Hurt for about a month when I would bump it or move it wrong. It finally stopped, and I haven't hit it again since them. I hope I never do again! that was painful!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
5 Mar 09
I hit my elbow about the end of January ago, took most of Feb to heal, and man it hurt!
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• United States
16 Jun 09
Bless your heart. That has to be one of the worst feelings in the world. Of course there was the black eye that I got last week when I lost my balance and fell and hit the edge of the grandbaby's chair. I didn't realize how it could hurt your whole body when you had swollen eye and concussion!
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@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
5 Mar 09
Seems to me there must be a nerve close to the surface there(??) Hope it's feeling better soon.. I never had one that lasted longer than a few minutes.. you must have really whammed it a good one. Youch!
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• United States
5 Mar 09
I've been told there are several nerves that run along the end of your elbow, and that you have to hit it just right to make it tingle like that. We probably bump our elbows a hundred times a day, but unless you catch it right on the edge, you almost never feel it tingle like that.
@flowerchilde (12547)
• United States
29 Apr 08
I've done this.. but never hard enough to feel it later! Not yet anyway.. Yes it's very uncomfortable and may be odd how this happens, but isn't funny! We should call it the odd bone!
• United States
5 Mar 09
how funny! That is true, because there is certainly nothing funny or humerous about injuring this part of your body. I think I've had a broken finger that didn't hurt that badly.