Monday, April 26, 2010

Random Thought

Why does it hurt so much when you bang your elbow against a (very) hard surface???

14 comments :

Gail said...

Because there's a bunch of sensitive nerves without much protection in that area of your arm.

Joanne Graves said...

Don't you just love the ones where you hurt yourself but there's no pain straight away, then a few seconds later - oweeee. I wonder what that's all about.

Madhura said...

Oh Gods, I hate it too. One of those pains thats real intense while its fresh but actually fades away a lot quicker than you would think.

Lindlee said...

I did that once when I was messing with my hair in the morning and I was walking from my bedroom to the bathroom. I banged my elbow on the doorway. I felt like such an idiot! And it hurt!!

Ducky said...

I wonder who's bright idea it was to call the striking of the elbow, hitting the "funny bone" cause it sure as hell isn't funny.....well maybe it is to everyone watching you dance around , grabbing your elbow saying 'oweeee oweee oweee (insert any expletives...it's your elbow.) I have been know to utter a few choice curse words with the hope that my family doesn't hear me.

Dino Rubio said...

i did that two weeks ago and mine is still sore...I hope your's feels better soon. :)

Nalini Singh said...

I banged it, then forgot I'd done it. Kept wondering why my elbow hurt (o0)

Julia said...

In Germany we call it the "musical bone" doubtless because of the above mentioned "owee" sounds! I hate even more to hurt my toes!

Shiloh Walker said...

Somebody already got it....but it's the nerves there, the ulnar nerve, I think. But my anatomy is rusty.

Diane said...

NO idea but it does hurt!

My musings said...

Things like this are a daily occurrence for me now. I don't feel complete until I either hurt my elblow or stub my toe at least once a day ;-)

cv_medina1983 said...

Well Ive hit my elbow before but I hit it right on the nook. It was a very unpleasant feeling. It hurt really bad it leaves your elbow sore after the pain subsides.

orannia said...

My mother always used to call that area 'the funny bone'.... I never found it funny when I cracked it against something by accident.

I'd say it's a combination of the nerves travelling through that area and the lack of 'padding' (muscles). Not sure if that helps with the ouch though :(

maritza said...

hurts just as much to bang your knee. My vision went black for a second.