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Carefully: The usual way that you have been doing it all your life. ...Read more
Your Orthopod will -: Decide when you change from la to a sa cast. This will allow you to start moving the stiff elbow joint. Do regular elbow motion exercises to increase the range of motion (rom). Initially it might be uncomfortable, but persevere with it and that will improve as will the rom. One migh tneed some nsaids for the discomfort. Heed your orthopod's advice. Good luck. ...Read more
Weak & stiff & thin: Cast immobilization is great if needed, but will likely lead to transient joint stiffness of any joint immobilized by the cast-- your elbow. The muscles of the arm are not be used as much, so they will have atrophied a bit (become thinner) and be weaker. Both the weakness and atrophy will resolve with a return to normal use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A pillow on your : Chest as you lie on your back with your hand a liitle higher off the bed than your elbow or a pillow at the same side as your cast at the side of your chest with the hand resting higher or your elbow at your side with your hand pointing up but do not put hand over your head. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You need to rehab and strengthen the injured arm before you can resume play. ...Read more
Depending on your: size anywhere from 10 ounces to 2 pounds ...Read more
Keep it dry: One can try to do so by using a hair dryer and/or baby powder but not at the same time. Some say baking soda also works. Best to use something you are not allergic to. ...Read more
On your back, or: On the opposite side.Get a more detailed answer ›
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