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Glen Rose, TX
A 26-year-old female asked:

i fell at work and went to catch myself. i don't think i broke anything cause i can move my arm but it hurts when i move it. i believe i just hyperext?

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Dr. Katherine Caldwell
General Practice 17 years experience
Strained muscle: Usually a fracture of a bone causes extreme pain and a lot of swelling. More likely, you strained a muscle or a ligament. For soft tissue strains like these, it can take a few days or a wk to recover. If you have swelling, use an icepack for 20 min 2x/day. If no swelling, you can try a heating pad 20 min 2x/day. If any weakness, tingling or numbness, see a doctor.

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