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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
I broke my arm in half in a motorcycle accident. Both bones snapped in half. I had surgery. How long until I can smoke tobacco again? In 2 weeks?
Proximal humerus: It may take 6 weeks for boney healing, depending upon the displacement of the fracture, the health of the individual, and the quality of the surrounding soft tissues. ...Read more
I think my implanon broke in my arm. Will they have to cut my arm open to get bothered pieces out?
Implants: While a possibility, the likelihood of the implant breaking is very small. The best thing to do would be to have your doctor examine the site. There are imaging techniques such as xray that can identify the implant. Removal would be similar to if the implant were intact if indeed it is broken. ...Read more
What to do if I broke my left arm 2 yrs ago, I have be suffering from chronic pain. am I able to get a medical marijana card?
See details: Talk to your own doctor. The regulations vary from state to state. I personally would doubt it. ...Read more
I broke my elbow/arm when I was younger and had to get surgery on it. My elbow won't stop clicking and/or hurting. What's wrong with it?
Get checked: you need an evaluation with xrays by an orthopaedic surgeon ...Read more
I have the nexplanon birth control and it broke inside my arm tonight. It happened about 3 hours ago I went to scratch didn't even push that hard and I heard it snap. Is it something that needs removed now or can it wait?
See your doctor: You need to be examined by your physician to decide whether it needs to be removed. If the capsule is broken, it is not delivering the medication at the rate it is supposed to. ...Read more
I broke my right arm in a motorcycle accident. Both bones were snapped in half. I had surgery. How long until I can smoke tobacco again? In 2 weeks?
Never.: Is this a trick question? You shouldn't smoke, so use this opportunity to quit altogether. ...Read more
I broke my upper arm near to my elbow 24 days ago its a big fracture so I had a surgery and got 2 plates in. So how long does it take to heal. ?
I had a surgery because I broke my left arm and some time later my finger nail is like its moulding away slowly an I have a lump near my fingernail?
Fingernail: I don't know if the two are related. Without seeing your nail and the lump we can't really say what it is. A trip to your doctor is indicated for evaluation. ...Read more
I had accident last month & broke my left arm Ulna shift, the fracture is simple and not displaced. After 4 weeks the X-ray 2day not showing progress.
Not unusual: That is not uncommon. For healing to show up in X-ray, it has to be pretty far along. Most ulnar shaft fractures heal by about 8 weeks, but we typically don't see much on X-ray at 4 weeks. The main reason we get an X-ray at that point is just to make sure it is still in good alignment. ...Read more
To be certain, x-ray:
Pain, swelling, lack of motion, and/ or tenderness to touch following an injury could indicate fracture, but deformity is a sure sign if the area is away from a joint. If near a joint deformity could mean fracture or dislocaiton.
The best way to know for sure is to have an x-ray. ...Read more