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A 25-year-old female asked:

After tendon repair 1st day remove splint.doc stretched my arm,now it's pain even if i don't move it. even when i walk i feel the pain.is this normal?

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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 47 years experience
Yes: The muscles and ligaments in an arm or leg will shorten and become stiff after being immobilized in the splint. Stretching the part after removal of the splint may cause low grade irritation to the structures. It is generally not harmful and It should resolve quickly with range of motion exercises or physical therapy.

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