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Fort Pierce, FL
A 32-year-old female asked:

fractured l1 & s3 almost 8 wks ago & pain & physical limitations are beginning to return. why?

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Dr. Richard Laubaugh
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Incomplete healing: I tell patients in the office to plan on 6 - 12 months for full healing of most injuries. You may be doing too much too soon. If you are increasing your activity too soon you may have aggravated the fracture, made it worse. If you have a compression fracture, you may have caused increased compression. You may just have sore muscles from activity too soon. Ask your doctor for an X-ray

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If you fractured your 5th metacarpal can you still squeeze and pick up things without pain and write pages of notes.?

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Probably yes: Depends on where and how badly you broke it an xray might be a good idea.

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