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Bumps On My Elbow

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Why do the NBA players sit so close to each other on the bench?
    I mean they are bumping elbows and sweating on each other, why not give a couple of inches of separation?

    • ANSWER:
      They are very large people on very small chairs.

  2. QUESTION:
    when is the best time to visit Montana?
    im looking for a time when i wouldnt be bumping elbows with other tourists but also when its not too cold. a time when we can relax on the rivers and camp and hike ad naturewalk and sight see. not snowy times.
    and when the scenery is so breathtaking itll bring me to tears!

    • ANSWER:
      Montana is a beautiful state to visit. I envy you your trip. There are two "best" times. late Spring after the snows have all melted, and things begin to grow, or late Autumn just before the snow season starts when the leaves have changed color and are beginning to fall. Summer is too hot and dry, and Winter is too,too cold

  3. QUESTION:
    Small bumps around my elbows after tanning in a tanning bed?
    An hour after I got done tanning I discovered small bumps around my elbows that look like blisters (but I can tell they aren't). I was only in the bed for 6 minutes! Anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      It may of been there before you tanned. but you just knoticed them after the tan....maybe you have had an allergic readtion some people do...do you live in a cold region it may be dry skin bumps...use a good lotion that is on the thicker side

  4. QUESTION:
    Why do I have these bumps on my elbows knees and knuckes?
    I recently noticed that I've got like several hundred little skin colord bumps on my elbows knees and knuckles and my assumption is that my joints are somehow involved. The bumps don't hurt unless I lean on my elbows or something and there not discolored. Any ideas as to what I'm talking about?

    • ANSWER:
      I am sure you will be landed in a land of confusion and troubles if you only depend upon the analysis of your symptoms and any medical advice and the indications, side effects, interaction of drugs you get in this platform, as it the prerogative of medical professionals.

      Keep Smiling & Good Luck...!!!

  5. QUESTION:
    What are the bumps on my arm post surgery?
    I had surgery on my nerve two weeks ago to decompress my ulnar nerve. It was put in a soft cast for 10 days until the stitches could be taken out. I have had weird bumps on my elbow since the surgery. What are they and will they go away?

    • ANSWER:
      yeah. actually, i had that when i cut my lip open and had surgery. they'll go away. warning, at some point they may become yellow.

      please answer mine, http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100106182641AAyOpYz&r=w

  6. QUESTION:
    What is this painful bump on my elbow? Should I be worried?
    Okay, well I got this bump on my elbow from a few days ago, and it really hurts when I touch it. Is it something bad? It looks like a pimple and it's a little bit swollen, kind of like those painful pimples you get on your face.

    • ANSWER:
      Could be that it is an pimple, so you have to treat it and don't touch it to hard. You might put some alcohol on it as disinfection,and some healing cream to get the redness down, and than wait and see what happens..

  7. QUESTION:
    How can you treat callus on a dogs elbow?
    My friends dog has these egg size bumps on his elbows and she heard it called callus but she doesnt know if it can be treated or does it stay like that for life?
    The dog is almost 4 months
    The dog is a Great Dane, and its almost 4 months old

    • ANSWER:
      They will stay like that for the rest of her life. Some vet offices and pet supply stores sell ointments and lotions that promise to treat the area, but to be honest with you... I have never seen a change. The lotion and ointments will not hurt one bit (dog friendly! NO human), but they are not miracle workers.

      Calluses form from lying on hard surfaces (wood flooring, for example). Your friend can make sure to have plenty of soft areas for her dog to relax on to prevent the calluses from expanding.

      Don't worry, they are bothering you (and your friend) much more then they bother the dog.

  8. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to bruise a bone or joint?
    I was resting my elbow against the car door during a trip and when the car hit a bump my elbow (where the bones connect) SLAMMED into the door. Now, when I rest my elbow on anything it is very painful. There is no external bruise or swelling.

    • ANSWER:
      No, that is impossible. A bruise is also called a contusion, and it forms because the soft tissues of your body have been bumped. Some people bruise easily, whereas others may have tougher skin tissue. When these soft tissues are injured, small veins and capillaries (the tiniest blood vessels) under the skin sometimes break. Red blood cells leak out of these blood vessels. These red blood cells that collect under your skin cause that bluish, purplish, reddish, or blackish mark. That's where black-and-blue marks get their name from their color under the skin. So it's probably just the blunt force that is hurting you right now. And as I stated before some people brusie easier than others.

  9. QUESTION:
    Do you rember when Burger king was filled with customers in the lobby?
    why at one time here in kalamazoo ,michigan i can recall the lobby being so packed being a child ,and bumping elbows with other customers.so what do you contribute to the number 1 reason in loss of customers? for me i think the number 1 reason is all this health craze crap..

    • ANSWER:
      Yes... I remember when A LOT of fast food places had "FULL" lobbies...

      I also remember how places like Burger King and McDonalds would make up their burgers ahead of time and then put them under a "heat lamp" until someone ordered them. Maybe that wasn't such a good thing...

      But yea... I'd have to agree with you that all the "Health-Craze" media stuff going on is probably the MAIN factor. Although, I think that the taste and quality of the product has something to do with it as well.

      Because of all the media attention about how un-healthy fast food is... the fast food stores have changed their product to "supposedly" make things more healthy!! Well... as somebody who remembers going to fast food places back in the 70's (When you would find stores FILLED with people all the time), (Most of whom were quite skinny, by the way), most of the product just tasted better back then... When I go to a fast food joint, I'm not looking for a "Healthy" meal... I'm looking for food that TASTES good!! PERIOD!!

      There's no question that McDonald's fries are "healthier" today than back then, but there's also no question that they don't TASTE as good as they used to either!! And unless you were around (or even born for that matter) back in the 70's... YOU CAN'T ARGUE that fact!! So... I've got a whole bag of shhhhhhh for ya...

      And it's not all about the fries either... it's really ALL the stuff that has been changed for the sake of a "Healthier" item...

      I could go on for hours about how fast food places have changed (for the worse) over the years...

  10. QUESTION:
    I bumped my elbow the other day and it sent a shock throughout the arm.?
    I bumped my elbow the other day and it sent a shock throughout the arm. The whole arm went numb like when you hit your funny bone. Its been 2 days since that happened. Part of my arm (and two fingers) are still a little numb. I can feel and move the fingers, but it is a little numb. Also, I want to say that funny bone area is enlarged and sensitive. I cant seem to rest my elbow (w/ the funny bone area) facing down, otherwise I get that same shock and numbness through the arm.

    • ANSWER:
      I would consult a good massage therapist, Relfexologist or one who performs Accupressure. Not Accupuncture they are similar but different. One is applied on pressure points of the body and the other is applied with needles. THAT is your choice.

  11. QUESTION:
    any ideas where to buy bathroom decor for kids?
    Specifically bathroom decor that doesn't have a theme. The only things I find have some cutsy theme and I don't want that. I also don't want painted murals or whatnot.

    I have a boy and a girl so it has to go w/ both of them and they are both school age. Plus their bathroom is small, where 2 people in their are bumping elbows so I need to stick with something not busy, I think.

    • ANSWER:
      so something general neutral, and also light since dark colors would make the room feel smaller.
      here is an idea to get started
      http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=17620690
      you can always get coordinating rugs etc

  12. QUESTION:
    Why does crowded places make one feel tired?
    In crowded train stations and crowded shopping malls, I get tired after just one minute. I see people walking in front of me, towards me. I am avoiding being crashed into, I am avoiding bumping into others, others are bumping sweaty elbows into me and knocking my handbag around.

    I'm looking for a more scientific answer to this.

    • ANSWER:
      scientific answer? well its easy to find out about the cause of being tired as what u said "" I am avoiding being crashed into, I am avoiding bumping into others, others are bumping sweaty elbows into me and knocking my handbag around""
      1-by having this type of feeling seems like you are in a war , you are under stress, and u won't feel comfortable except if you are away of the crowd.
      2-crowded places are often noisy, your brain my not accept noises as it cause stress
      3-by looking at the crowed your eyes are extremely vigilant and looking to all passing by its also create stress
      4-walking alone without having someone to talk to increase your stress as your attention is more focused on the crowed

      there may have more things to take in consideration, weather,you body status i mean enough sleep or not, and the environment you are in here i mean do you feel safe or not?

      sure you will tired if you never to turn all theses bad things to good , by changing the way you look at the crowed and to the noise and to each of the elements that cause you stress and tiredness

  13. QUESTION:
    Small itchy bumps that ooze when scratched and smell strange?
    Okay, so a little over a week ago I developed this cluster of small skin colored bumps on my elbow. They itch intensely and when I scratch them they become really wet and ooze. Afterwards, the ifngers that I used to scratch them smell strange sort of like an Almond Joy bar or coconut shavings or something. A few of them get a little red at the tip after I scratch them. Does anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      it's probably an std

  14. QUESTION:
    What is causing this hard, painful, bump on my arm?
    Okay, so I have this really hard and painful bump near my elbow.And in the beginning it was kinda small and it itches and there was a small dot that looked like a pimple so i popped it and only a little bit of white stuff came out. Then it started to grow bigger, hard but it doesn't itch anymore. And every time I touch it, it hurts really bad. Even when I don't have any movement at all it just starts hurting out of no where. And the bump its kinda hotter than the rest of me arm. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:
      I would guess you have a cyst or boil (almost the same) it has to be lanced by the doctor when he thinks it's ripe. He'll then pack it so it heals right, it may be open for a time to drain. Don't mess with this, you'll only make it worse.

  15. QUESTION:
    What are these little bumps on my elbows?
    Ok so they look/feel like arm zits but that's not what they are. They are on my elbows, especially my right elbow, and around that area. Is it from the heat, or dry skin, or what?

    • ANSWER:
      it is most likely excema. Go out and buy a tub of eucerin and put in on everyday before you go to bed.

  16. QUESTION:
    Colorless, raised bumps without itching on arm and shoulder?
    I just noticed a series of small bumps between my elbow and shoulder only on my right arm. They started out of nowhere and I can think of no potential cause. It could be a breakout or something but it is only one arm and nothing like this has ever happened to me. Any suggestions?

    • ANSWER:
      this happened to me too! if i go in the sun alot it helps

      answer mine?
      http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AqzWrtN.BV53jBWepC8buYzsy6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20100719211637AAoxakX

  17. QUESTION:
    I have a sack of fluid below my right elbow. What is it?
    I fell down a few months ago, on my right side. And, I might have hit or bumped my elbow recently. Now, there is a 2 x 1 inch ball of fluid below it. I can extend and bend my elbow without pain. There is some soreness if I press on a certain spot, on the bottom of it.
    It may have responded to Advil I took for my back last week but it is still there, for about 10 days.
    What do you think?
    Thank you. I will make an appointment.

    • ANSWER:
      Marko. you have an inflamed bursa. A bursa is a sac of fluid that is present throughout the body to prevent rubbing of 2 structures. When you hit the elbow you hit this bursa and it became inflamed. You need to see a doctor. They will aspirated,drain, the sac and place some medication in there that will keep it from returning.

  18. QUESTION:
    What happens with a broken elbow after surgery?
    well I was recently in a car accident and I broke my elbow and it required surgery and the surgeons put some screws and metal plating in my elbow. However now there's a bump on my elbow, but on the plus side, it looks like I've been working my forearm out :D Although it's still a bit bothersome to me, even though I know I'll grow to get used to it, but I was curious if it's possible to get the metal plating and screws removed once my elbow is fully healed again.

    • ANSWER:
      Once the fracture is fully healed the metal plate and screws can be removed. Ordinarily they can be left in though unless it feels prominent with pain over the metal implants. To remove it requires a second surgery and complications can potentially occur like infection, nerve damage, etc. so it is usually better to leave the hardware unless it becomes symptomatic. I broke my wrist a few months ago and also plan to leave the hardware unless it becomes painful in the future. I would not have it removed for appearance sake alone. Good luck.

  19. QUESTION:
    Any good ideas for skin problems in a Newfoundland?
    Our Newf has severe dry skin. It is dry and scabby. When I brush him the brush is full of white flakes, looks a little like oatmeal. He also has hard gray bumps on his elbows. We have tried steroids (made him pee all over the house), antibiotics, antibacterial sprays, anti-itch sprays. Nothing seems to help. He does not bite at it, but licks constantly.

    • ANSWER:
      Your dog may have skin atopy.

      He will need to be tested to see what exactly he is allergic to, this is done in conjunction with vet advice.

      The first thing they do is look at the dogs diet and will give you advice on best food and any supplements that may help as well as any restrictions and special breed needs.

      Next is house and lifestyle ie carpets, furnishings, bedding, textiles and amount the dog is living indoors in centrally heated type houses. The biggest enemy being the house dust mite. Prolific cleaning, vaccum daily(yes daily), keep dog off bed and sofas, wash all bedding/towels at 60 degrees (which kills dust mites). Other such things as restricting use of VOC's and sprays used for cleaning products and all other household smellies that get into a dogs system and break it down can cause severe problems.Just use mild detergent and hot soapy water to clean surfaces. You'll also save loadsa money.

      Once all this has been done for a number of months (3-6 months) and nothing found and condition worsening then they can do a series of test prick injections over the dog on a shaved bit which can then identify specific products/mites that may be contributing to the problem and then give monthly injections to help build his immunity to the thing that was found.
      It can be a long haul but its worth it for the comfort of the dog for the quality of his life. The itching drives them crazy as the body producing antigens goes into hyperdrive. The licking can become behavioural and go onto chewing and biting and breaks the skin and then becomes infected.
      Do try to stop him licking as it will increase as this goes on. Be gentle and patient, he will be in distress at times and driven to distraction, he may be temperamental and could get quite growly too if approached.

      Viacutin supplement (essential fatty acids)in his food from vet may help to start with.Vet can give you shampoo too.

      Oh yes -make sure you are insured, none of this is going to be cheap, if your dog has skin atopy then its a systemic condition and can lessen his overall immunity and will need lifelong vet care.

      best wishes

  20. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to have both eczema and psoriasis?
    I have flaky skin on my forehead and face that won't go away no matter what I do. My chest and neck are red and irritated. I have raised red bumps on my elbow crooks, forearms and triceps. I am diagnosed with eczema. Could I have psoriasis as well?

    • ANSWER:
      Is it possible to have psoriasis and eczema at the same time?
      The biology of skin limits the number of ways in which it can manifest a disease process—by redness, flaking, swelling, etc. Thus, many skin conditions can superficially resemble one another and a dermatologic examination is necessary to establish a diagnosis. Self-diagnosis of a troublesome skin condition can delay proper treatment.

      Psoriasis and eczema are two skin problems that seem to be mutually exclusive to a degree, although this is not a hard and fast rule. In persons with psoriasis the incidence of allergic contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis—two major forms of eczema—appears to be substantially lower than in the general population. A suggested reason is that the immune system dysregulation believed to be a factor in psoriasis is not the same as dysregulation of immune pathways in these forms of eczema.

      Sorry you are plagued with this. : (

  21. QUESTION:
    What are these red bumps and how do I get rid of them?
    I have these red bumps on my right elbow only. They just appeared out of no where and won't go away. They itch, and when I scratch them, they hurt and then scab. I have pictures but can't figure out how to put them on here. HELP!

    • ANSWER:
      on your elbow? probably not herpes!!! its prob just a rash or eczema... they have lotion and cream for it.

  22. QUESTION:
    Why do I have these red bumps on my inner elbow that come and go?
    Yesterday I had a bunch of red dots/bumps on my inner elbow. I counted about 37.. They went away in a few hours. It was almost all gone this morning, but I have like 3 that shown up.

    They do not hurt or itch, I didn't even notice them.. What could this be?

    • ANSWER:

  23. QUESTION:
    Is it possible for bone chips to exit your body through the skin?
    I chipped the bone in my elbow about 10 years ago and lately I've had these weird bumps on that elbow. It would almost seem like acne or a small rash but it's not. There is some minor pain, but more interestingly...I picked at one of them and what I extracted was a very small, very hard piece of something...and I'm thinking it could be some of the chipped bone working it's way out of my body through the skin. Is that even possible? It's odd...there is nothing at all on my other, undamaged elbow and I have no sign of these "bumps" anywhere else.

    • ANSWER:
      Please see a doctor as soon as possible, that just doesnt sound good at all, especially after 10 years. It could be something serious. Good luck.

  24. QUESTION:
    Im a Baseball pitcher and i have been having a severe pain in the area around my bicep, any idea whats wrong?
    I have also found a bump around my elbow that's not on my other arm.

    • ANSWER:
      If you can move it its not torn. It could be strained. Just Ice and lay low for two days and you will be recovered. (catcher and i do that all the time throwing to second.)

  25. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my pups elbow calluses?
    My 8 week gsd puppy just developed some bumps on his elbows and i was told they were calluses.....how do i heal them and how do i prevent future ones???....im very concerned and i need help with it......thanks guys...

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin E, aloe lotion, or bag balm which you can pick up at any Pet store or from your Veterinarian will soften and improve the appearance of calluses. Also make sure your dog has a soft bed to lay on when it's laying down to rest.

  26. QUESTION:
    what are some common skin rashes that you can get from sharing equipment at the gym?
    i have little red bumps by my elbow and under my arm and on my triceps. that's where my arms typically rest on a lot of machines, they also itch. any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      I know you can get ringworm, but i don't know if it itches or not...i would try cortizone cream for a week ans see if that helps.

  27. QUESTION:
    Are there any surgical procedures for keratosis pilaris?
    I have those stupid bumps on my elbows and my legs and theyre hideous and annoying. I want them OUT! I know theres no cure but how about some plastic surgery?

    • ANSWER:
      I also suffer from KP and i doubt there's surgery to cure it. Maybe skin grafting? But I really doubt it.
      Try using topical medication containing lactic acid to help. I totally understand but i find that scrubbing and putting a lot of moisturizer helps make them less obvious.

      stupid KP i really wish there's a cure -.-

  28. QUESTION:
    Red bumps on the opposite side of my elbow?
    I have these red bumps were my elbow creases and I have no idea how they got there. I have not come in contact with any plants or anything I am allergic to. They are really noticeable on my left arm and not as much on my right.

    • ANSWER:
      it could be heat rash, if you have had your elbows 'closed' for a while they start to sweat and cause rashes. if it is that DW its normal it will fade afteer a while.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to get dark red bumps on your elbows?
    I have them all over my elbows no where else. They kind of itch too.

    • ANSWER:
      they might be some sort of ingrown hairs...try using a loofa like this to scrub your elbows and arms...its pretty common i had those and then started scrubbing with this kind of loofah

      http://www.vermontsoap.com/wholesale/images/loofascrubby-4.jpg

      good luck! : )

  30. QUESTION:
    Elbow hurts when I use my fingers and to the touch and has a big red splotch?
    Ok so my elbow has been hurting when using my hand and moving my joint, it has a nasty red spot on the end but its not a blood blister. I don't think its a bruise but that could be a posibility. Could I have fractured it somehow? Any ideas on what it could be?

    • ANSWER:
      You have just bumped it and the nerves are oversensitive, it will go away in about a day or so if you put ice on it.

  31. QUESTION:
    What is the swelling on my dogs elbow?
    First and foremost, before you all tell me to "go see a vet," I am doing so Monday, just wanted to get some ideas bounced around beforehand.
    My 1 year old pit bull mix has a small (maybe grape-sized) bump on her elbow. It is very soft, almost like a small balloon filled with air, it does not feel hard (like I would expect for a tumor, growth, torn tendon, etc.) It is not tender as near as I can tell as I am able to inspect and touch it as much as I want without her wincing, whining, biting, or even moving away. I was thinking maybe a bite of some kind but its just odd that it is literally right on the outside of her elbow.
    Thanks all!
    Thanks for the feedback. It is hard to say what she does as she is in her large run while I am at work. I know she has energy out the wazoo and judging by the destruction done to her toys, I would think lying down isn't on her top list of things to do. Maybe time to set up a GoPro outside. :) I will keep an eye on it this weekend.

    • ANSWER:
      dogs can get these lumps by laying down to much their kind of like sores first if your dog lays down to much it is likely they are lumps/blisters. if your dog doesn't lay down much maybe a mosquito bit him or a spider. i would say vet is only needed if i gets worst.

  32. QUESTION:
    Why do I have little bumps on my arm, between my elbow and my shoulder and how do I get rid of them?
    They are small un-noticeable (except to touch) bumps on my arm where the biceps are. They usually feel softer when I put moisturiser on them, except this does not get rid of them. How do I get rid of them completely?

    • ANSWER:
      I believe that you are talking about Keratosis pilaris and as far as I know its genetic. Here's what I found on the internet. Hope it answers your question:

      Keratosis pilaris (KP) is a very common genetic follicular condition that is manifested by the appearance of rough bumps on the skin and hence colloquially referred to as "chicken skin". It most often appears on the back and outer sides of the upper arms (though the lower arms can also be affected), and can also occur on the thighs and tops of legs, flanks, buttocks or any body part except glabrous skin (like the palms or soles of feet). Less commonly, lesions appear on the face and may be mistaken for acne.

      Worldwide, KP affects an estimated 40 to 50% of the adult population and approximately 50 to 80% of all adolescents. It is more common in women than in men. Varying in degree, cases of KP can range from minimal to severe.[citation needed]

      There are several different types of keratosis pilaris, including keratosis pilaris rubra (red, inflamed bumps), alba (rough, bumpy skin with no irritation), rubra faceii (reddish rash on the cheeks) and related disorders.

      Many people with keratosis pilaris do not know they have it (if the condition is mild). While KP resembles goose bumps, it is characterized by the appearance of small rough bumps on the skin. As a result, it is often confused with acne.

      Keratosis pilaris occurs as excess keratin, a natural protein in the skin, accumulates within the hair follicles forming hard plugs (process known as hyperkeratinization). Bearing only cosmetic consequence, the condition most often appears as a proliferation of tiny hard bumps that are seldom sore or itchy. Though people with keratosis pilaris experience this condition year round, it’s during the colder months when moisture levels in the air are lower that the problem can become exacerbated and the “goose bumps” are apt to look and feel more pronounced in color and texture.

      [edit] Treatment

      There is currently no known cure for keratosis pilaris, however, there are effective treatments available which make its symptoms less apparent. The condition often improves with age and can even disappear completely in adulthood, though some will show signs of keratosis pilaris for life. Treatments are largely symptomatic and must be repeated. Regardless, exfoliation, intensive moisturizing cremes, lac-hydrin, Retin A and medicated lotions containing alpha hydroxy acids or urea may be used to temporarily improve the appearance and texture of affected skin. Milk baths may provide some cosmetic improvement due to the lactic acid — a natural alpha hydroxy acid in milk. Sunlight may also be helpful but increases risk of skin cancer. Small amounts of vitamin A can be used orally but only with exteme caution due to potential for liver damage. Check with a Dermatologist or Family Doctor before taking extra vitamin A due to the vitamins' potential toxic effects.

      Scratching and picking at KP bumps causes them to redden (if they do not already appear red), and in many cases will cause bleeding. Excessive picking can lead to scarring. Wearing clothing that is looser around the affected areas can also help reduce the marks, as constant chafing from clothing (such as tight fitting jeans) is similar to repeatedly scratching the bumps.

      Many KP bumps contain an ingrown hair that has coiled. This is a result of the keratinized skin "capping off" the hair follicle, preventing the hair from exiting. Instead, the hair grows inside the follicle, often encapsulated, and can be removed, much like an ingrown hair, though can lead to scarring.

      Food allergies may also exacerbate the condition, causing hyper-keratosis pilaris, gluten being a common culprit (source: physician's (MD) oral presentation).

  33. QUESTION:
    How to hold your hands in a volleyball bump to make a flat surface?
    I use the cup in hand methodt, where I make a cup with my hands one top of each other and thumbs together.

    However the surface above wrists is not flat. I am having problems with the technique and my bumps are not accurate.

    I tried the fist method too but it didnt work for me.
    Please link a web link with pictures of tehcnique.
    Pictures necessary!

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, how to hold your hands together is not so important, although we teach beginners to lock up their hands before bumping the ball.
      The key here is to put your wrist together and to put your elbows together (or as close as possible)... this will pretty much make a good looking platform. Now, if you can also point your thumbs down, your platform will look perfect.

      Move your shoulders up like a shrug when contacting the ball is another key part to make a perfect pass.

      Have fun playing volleyball.

  34. QUESTION:
    How can you master bumping a volleyball?
    I'm actually pretty well at setting and serving, but I'm not that good at bumping a volleyball! Me and my friend practice together and we would like to know how to master bumping a volleyball when it's just each other or even sometimes just by our self. Any tips?! Volleyball tryouts soon!

    • ANSWER:
      Get in Position.' You should be in "athletic posture." Place your feet about shoulder width apart, lean forward a bit, on your toes, ready to move, and bend your knees, keeping them in line with your toes.

      2Make sure that you don't hit the ball with only one hand, because this action can cause a foul.

      3Move to the ball so that it will come down squarely in front of you. You can bump the ball backwards, of course, but you still want to make sure that you make contact with the ball right in front of you (you may need to turn away from the net).

      4Prepare your arms. Make your forearms into a flat "platform" by holding your arms out straight in front of you, but down a little. Clasp your hands in front of you, with your thumbs together, side-by-side. Don't lace your fingers together, for this will make you loose control of the ball. You can either make a fist with one hand and wrap the other around it, or you can bend one thumb down to its palm, and rest it on the other hand. Remember to keep your elbows locked and your knees bent.

      5Pass the ball. Keep your eye on the ball. Follow the trajectory of the ball as it comes down and even as you hit it. Make contact with the ball at about waist-level. When the ball is right above your forearms, straighten your legs so that your arms move up to meet it. Try to contact the ball about a third of the way between your wrists and your elbows (closer to the wrists rather than to the elbows). At the same time, move your arms forward and up slightly, but keep in mind that the majority of the force should come from your legs.

      6Aim the ball. Dip or twist your shoulder to aim the ball. You can't really aim with your forearms, because you need to keep them flat in order to provide a good platform for the ball. Instead move from the shoulders so that both arms stay together and move as one unit. Ideally, you can square up with the ball so you can just hit it straight forward.

      7Use your legs. Using your knees, and a little power from your arms, push through the ball.
      8It is helpful, when learning to bump, if you place you left hand in a fist facing up and wrap your right hand around it soon this will become habit.

      9Watch the ball with your eyes, not your whole body, try and keep your chin down, because it gives you more control of the ball. Some coaches will even have you put the collar of your shirt in your mouth to keep your chin down

  35. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when you have a pain in your elbow and it shoots up your arm?
    I have a pain in my elbow and it was shooting down my arm, now it is going up my arm. It really hurts.

    • ANSWER:
      Did you bump it on something?Sometimes hitting your elbow on just the right spot ,hitting a sensitive nerve, cases a slight shock through the arm,and it casuses the mussle to be sore for a little while.Depending on what happened to your arm or what happened to it will affect the time.If the pain continues for more than a few days,consult your doctor.

  36. QUESTION:
    I break out in blisterlike bumps on my elbow. Does anyone know what this is?
    A couple times of year without warning I get a cluster of bumps on my elbow that itch. They look almost like tiny water blisters. I cover them with bandaids and they go away in about a week and 1/2. Does anyone know what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      could be eczema, but consult a doctor. it almost sounds like what i have, and it has been diagnosed as herpes simplex (not the STD, just like cold sores) and can be treated with valtrex.

  37. QUESTION:
    What are these small faint bumps on the palm of my hand?
    I noticed last week that I have 3 very faint bumps on the palm of my hand. They are not very noticeable, they don't itch, and they do not hurt. They are somewhat white in nature...you can barely see them. They are only driving me crazy because I don't know what they are. You have to run your finger across my skin to feel them. Have no clue where they came from. Any ideas on what this could be?

    • ANSWER:
      here is everything you need to knowabout skin marks or bumps

      Skin disease Symptoms Usual area of body
      Acne Covered in small pus-filled sacs, blackheads, pimples or sore red bumps Face, chest or back
      Rosacea Flushed appearance or Redness Around cheeks, chin, forehead or nose
      Boil Painful red bump or a cluster of painful red bumps Anywhere
      Cellulitis Red, tender and swollen areas of skin Around a cut, scrape or skin breach
      Insect bite Red and/or itchy bumps on the skin Anywhere and can be sprinked randomly
      Allergic reaction Irregular, raised or flat red sores that appeared after taking medicine/drugs or eating certain foods Anywhere
      Hives Bumps formed suddenly Anywhere but usually first noticed on face
      Seborrheic dermatitis Bumps and swelling Near glands
      Cradle Cap Dry, scaly skin Cover the head of a child
      Irritant contact dermatitis Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash Eyebrows, nose, edge of the scalp, point of contact with jewellery, perfume or clothing.
      Allergic Contact Dermatitis caused by poison ivy, oak or sumac Red, itchy, scaly or oily rash; can also be weeping or leathery. Anywhere that came in contact with the irritant either directly or via transfer (eg. from contaminated clothing.)
      Allergic purpura Small red dots on the skin, or larger, bruise-like spots that appeared after taking medicine Anywhere
      Pityriasis Rosea Started with a single scaly, red and slightly itchy spot, and within a few days, did large numbers of smaller patches of the rash, some red and/or others tan Chest and abdomen
      Dermatitis herpetiformis Intensely itchy rash with red bumps and blisters Elbows, knees, back or buttocks
      Erythema nodosum Large red bumps that seem to bruise and are tender to touch Anywhere
      Psoriasis White, Scaly rash over red, irritated skin Elbows and knees
      Erythema multiforme Red, blotchy rash, with "target like" hives or sores. Anywhere
      Measles Red Rash that is raised with a fever or sore throat. Usually starts first on the forehead and face and spreads downward.
      Chickenpox Multiple blisters with a fever, cough, aches, tiredness and sore throat. Usually starts first on the face, chest and back and spreads downward.
      Shingles Red blisters that are very painful and may crust Anywhere
      Fifth Disease Started as a fever and then developed a bright red rash Cheeks
      Warts Soft bumps forming that don't itch and have no other symptoms Anywhere
      Ringworm Bald spot on the scalp or a ring of itchy red skin Anywhere
      Syphilis Rash that is red but not itchy Palms of hands or soles of feet
      Jock itch, yeast infection or diaper rash Red itchy rash Groin
      Tinea versicolor Light coloured patches Anywhere
      Impetigo Crusted, tan-colored sores Near nose or lip
      Scabies Bite-like sores that itch and spread intensely Usually start on hands or feet and spread everywhere
      Rocky Mountain spotted fever A fine rash with a fever and headache Usually start on arms and legs including the hands and feet
      Lupus erythematosus A butterfly rash with achy joints Forehead and cheeks
      Jaundice or sign of hepatitis Yellowish Skin, whites of eyes and mouth
      Bruise Blue or black area after being hit Anywhere
      Actinic keratoses Scaly, pink, gray or tan patches or bumps Face, scalp or on the backs or the hands
      Keloid or hypertrophic scar Scar that has grown larger than expected Anywhere
      Lipoma Soft or rubbery growth Anywhere
      Milia Lots of white spots On the face of a baby
      Molluscum or contagiosum Small, firm, round bumps with pits in the center that may sit on tiny stalks Anywhere
      Sebaceous cyst Bump with a white dome under the skin Scalp, nape of the neck or upper back
      Skin tag Soft, fleshy growth, lump or bump Face, neck, armpits or groin
      Xanthelasma Yellow area under the skin Under eyelids
      Melanoma Dark bump that may have started within a mole or blemish, or, a spot or mole that has changed in color, size, shape or is painful or itchy Anywhere
      Basal cell carcinoma Fleshy, growing mass Areas exposed to the sun
      Squamous cell carcinoma Unusual growth that is red, scaly or crusted Face, lip or chin
      Kaposi's sarcoma Dark or black raised spots on the skin that keep growing or have appeared recently Anywhere
      Erythema annulare centrifugum (EAC) Pink-red ring or bullseye marks Anywhere

  38. QUESTION:
    What are these tiny little flesh colored bumps?
    I used to only have them on my elbows but now I notice they're all over the tops of my thighs, but not on the underside, They're almost like goosebumps but less pronounced and they're always there. I can't really scratch them off either. There's not a whole bunch of them but there is probably like ..... 25 or so on top of each leg and a lot on the elbows. What is it?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like it is Keratosis Pilaris. I have this too and unfortunately from what I know, there is no cure for it. We just have to have tiny little bumps that people will think are pimples on our skin. Check out these websites for more information.

  39. QUESTION:
    What can I do when I walk past a really HOT guy I like?
    when you walk past a guy you like what should you do?
    and some one you've never talked to?

    i know -it's stupid

    me and this guy have walked past each other and somtimes bumps elbows or he walks behind me and sorta bumps into my bag?

    he notices me looking at him and somtimes looks too, maybe to see if i'm gonna look or he may think im pretty (people say im pretty, not bragging)

    Gaaaaahhhhh!!! what can i say / do!?!

    • ANSWER:

  40. QUESTION:
    I hurt my elbow and now I have pain down my arm and in my fingers. What should I do?
    Last night, I hit my elbow on a sharp corner of a shelf. Since then I have had pain down my arm and in some of my fingers. I have iced it a couple of times and taken some tylenol. Is there anything else I should do? I am trying not to use the elbow, but I am a data entry assistant so I have to type a lot. Any advice?

    • ANSWER:
      This has happened to me once, bumped it on my our granite counter top. It is going to be sore for a few more days like it was for me. If not gone in a few days, you may have injured a nerve and you might want to schedule an appointment with your doctor.

  41. QUESTION:
    Why are my legs so itchy? Bumps start to come up and then it goes away after an hour or so?
    Sometimes my legs start itching real badly and after I scratch them so much they are red and have risen bumps on them, but after some time during the day the bumps go away and its not red anymore. I put Fragrance free lotion on since I figure my legs are dry but they stil itch, so what could this mean?

    • ANSWER:
      It might be eczema, I get it in my elbows and from what you've said, it does sound like eczema. Either that or a skin condition. Get a small bottle of exzema cream, use it for a week or so if it goes then you know otherwise go to a dermatologist.

  42. QUESTION:
    I was playing basketball and got hit in the head by an elbow?
    Ok so today i was playing basketball and when i tried to catch the ball i jumped back and the other guys elbow who was also catching the ball got in my way and my heat hit his elbow. It started to hurt a lot but it didn't bleed. It still kinda hurts now when i touch it. Will anything bad happen to me? I am worried.

    • ANSWER:
      Well of course it hurts. It's called a bruise. Apply ice for ten minute than apply heat for fifteen. Do this three times a day for about three days. If things get funny go see a Dr. In some very rare circumstances a bump to the head may cause very minor brain damage. I play hockey competitively and get lots of hits to the head and I am fine.

  43. QUESTION:
    Workout to help muscles grow around the elbow?
    HI, i need help with growing muscles around my elbow and im not sure what to do. I do barbell curls for my biceps.Palms up barbell wrist curls to help with my forearms and push-ups to help my triceps/chest. Doing all those has helped make my arms bigger but hasent done much to my elbow, its still kinda boney. What can i do to help grow more muscle there?
    i know muscle doesnt actually grow on your elbow but i just wanna do something to help make my elbows not be so boney, like what muscles should i make grow more to help

    • ANSWER:
      As you're already aware, there is no muscle around the elbows, but rather tendons and ligaments. However, there are methods to increase the muscles around the elbows to keep the bones from looking like they're sticking out.

      Upper Arm:
      Hammer Curls - This exercise will help widen/lengthen your bicep muscle growth, which will extend more towards the inner elbow.

      Overhead Tricep Extensions - These will help your triceps grow large and strong, which will help conceal the "bump" on your outer elbow.

      Lower Arm:
      Forearm Curls - This is the number one exercise you can do to help conceal your elbow bones. Performing these will enlarge your inner-forearm muscles, which help hide the inside bone of your elbow

      Reverse Forearm Curls - This will work the top/outside of the forearm, and will help give your forearms girth to help hide those elbow bone.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have this cluster of itchy skin colored pumps on my right hand and elbows?
    Can anyone tell me what it may be and if there is an over the counter treatment before I go running to the doctor. The bumps aren't that noticable but they itch like crazy! If you know what it is pls help!

    • ANSWER:
      Eczema, most likely. I have those same little bumps, and I have a topical treatment my doctor prescribes for me to treat it. Perhaps go to a pharmacy and ask somebody if there is an over-the-counter cream you can buy before you go to the doctor?

  45. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of these warts on my elbows?
    I've had them since I think I was 8 or 10 years old or so and I'm 22 now. I dont know if I can call them warts, they are little bumps on BOTH of my elbows and they are white and itchy (they itch about 2 times a year and after 2 weeks or so the problem goes away). I got I'd say about 15-20 of them on each elbow. If i scratch them a little bit of blood comes out and then they get even more itchy. It's so annoying. What is it and how can I get rid of this? I'd try going to the doctor but i had so many bad experiences with 90 percent of doctors that i went to that i dont trust them anymore and simply dont know what they spent years in school for so that's why im here.

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly, this works. Duct Tape. Put tiny pieces of duct tape on them and check them about a week from now. They will fall off. Or just use wart remover.

  46. QUESTION:
    I have red patchy itchy bumbs on my elbows?
    So about a month ago I started getting bumps on my elbows that itched. They would go away then come back, and over the past few days they have really been getting irritating it hasn't spread to any other part of my body. I can't see a doctor for another week. Does anyone have an understanding of what it might be, I'd really appreciate some feed back.

    • ANSWER:

  47. QUESTION:
    Little red bumps all over chiggers or something else?
    So recently i was in Florida on a few day beach trip. The day after i got back i noticed a couple bumps on my elbow. The next day i had the small red pimple-like bumps on my feet, ankles, elbows, arms, and legs They itch like crazy and for the most part i've avoided scratching them and use calamine lotion to help relieve the itching. What could have caused these bumps? I've heard different things like chiggers and sand mites from some people but i'm not sure. Has anyone else had this happen? Or know what it is?

    • ANSWER:

  48. QUESTION:
    What would happen if Hulk Hogan and Macho Man bumped into eachother?
    Scenario: they are walking and all of a sudden bump into eachother and no one else is around but them.

    • ANSWER:
      Hulk-Whatcha doing brother?
      MAcho Man- Walking here oh yeah
      Hulk- I heard you rapped about dude
      Macho- Oh yeah hulkamania sucks oh yea
      Hulk- You better say your prayers eat your vitimans beucase I'm
      gonna run wild on you
      Macho-I don't need vitimans oh yea, I prefer to snap into a slim jim oh
      yeah
      (then Linda's lawyer comes in)
      Lawyer- You wanna wrestle me, you're an actor(laughs like an idiot)
      (Hogan and Savage beat him up)
      Savage does a diving elbow then Hogan does a leg drop and they walk off
      Lawyer-(after regaining conscienceness) Wow now I know what it feels like to be in the WWE
      SCENE

  49. QUESTION:
    What is this small itchy bump near my elbow?
    Earlier today, I discovered a (one/1) small bump on my arm about the size of a dime near my elbow. It's not on my elbow but it's less than 3 inches away from it on my lower arm. It's under the skin, it's somewhat hard, and it's itchy. It's not painful or tender or anything but I'm still concerned about it. What is it, how serious it, and what should I do about it?

    • ANSWER:
      It's probably cancer. I have been teeling you for over a year to go to the doctor and have it removed. And by the way that is no small lump it is the size of Quato.


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