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Broke My Arm
Not enough info: What bone/ bones were fractured? What type of fracture? Was surgical intervention required? ...Read more
I broke my arm when i was little they said it could cause future problems and it is. If my arm is locking up what does that mean?
I broke my arm last week, going to have a sugery this week, about how long will it take for my arm to recover? Thanks
6-8 weeks: Post-surgery immobilzation for 6- 8 weeks usually heals fractures. ...Read more
Get to a doctor: or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. the arm can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting , splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. ...Read more
I broke my arm none weeks ago. I am still having swelling, pain and numbness. How much longer before healed?
Approximately two years ago i broke my arm playing and i haven't been able to do a full push up since. Any advice?
Yes: I would encourage you to be reassessed at this time. Maybe the arm needs rehab or perhaps there is another problem that needs further exploration. Take care. ...Read more
Edema: Post operatively you will have significant swelling and inflammation from both the fracture as well as the surgery resulting in pain, this will take a number of weeks to settle down. This is normal. You may even develop carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of this swelling. Ice and elevation is important at this point. ...Read more
2 years I broke my arm at my basketball game broke both bones in half. I have been experiencing sharp pain in my lower arm. What's wrong?
Need to be examined: since you had an old injury, there are several possibilities. Rather than guessing, which is all anyone can do online, please go see a doctor - preferably the same doctor who helped you with the broken arm 2 years ago. ...Read more
When I was 11 I broke my arm while throwing a ball. I am now 47 and still cannot throw a football or baseball as far as I could as a kid. Why?
Basically ever since i broke my arm its been killing ive had MRI scan on it and i can barely lift much because it hurts so much. What should I do?
I broke my arm 5 months ago and finally got my cast off 3 weeks ago. Since then i can barely move my arm, huge shoulder pain. How can I improve it?
Could be stiff joint: If you have not been moving all your fingers and wrist, they may have gotten stiff. If you can still fully move the fingers with your other hand, could be from nerve injury. ...Read more
I broke my arm last week and after operation was given ultracet. It works wonders for pain but causes headache. Can I replace it with tramacet?
It is unusual that the analgesic would result in a headache. Has your BP been monitored?
Ultracet is a generic equivalent of Tramacet. So if you experience adverse effects from Ultracet, it is unlikely to be different on Tramacet. But since Tramacet is the ethical/origianl drug, it may be worth a try, in which case it is possible that the additives are the cause and not the active ingredient. ...Read more
I broke my arm 4 months ago & I have plate inside, since then my wrist started 2 show a bit rash, now it's spreading more, it's not itchy shall I worry?
See: See your orthopedic doctor first, he may send you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
I broke my arm last week and after operation was given ultracet. It works wonders for pain but causes headache. Can I replace it with tramacet or will that also have the same effect?
Can i take a half of a acetaminophen-codeine # 300-30 and a 500 mg tylenol tab before going to bed i broke my arm and have reduced my pain medication to one half tab morning and night.
Not necessarily: If you have a high risk life style maybe you have bad luck. Family hx of bone disease or your age can be reasons for frequent injuries. This is a great question to ask your orthopedist who has your medical background to give you a more accurate opinion. ...Read more
I broke my arm in several places. When hospital did X-rays my forearm has a large white patch on the bone?
Not sure: Bone is normally white on x-ray. I would have to see the area you are concerned about. That is the only way I can know we are looking at the same thing. ...Read more