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My forearm bones feel like they are going to break when I lift heavy objects at work?

My forearm bones feel like they are going to break when I lift heavy objects at work?

Suggestions : Obviously if the weight is a problem don't exert yourself. There are many reasons for feeling like this including bone disease, muscle or tendon weakness or injury or possibly nerve issues. Conversely it could just be that this weight is simply too heavy and there is nothing wrong with you health wise. Talk to your physician about it. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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I had pain in my left hand for over 65 days, When I wash my left hand (temperature independent) my forearm bone gets pain! What is wrong with me?

I had pain in my left hand for over 65 days,  When I wash my left hand (temperature independent) my forearm bone gets pain! What is wrong with me?

Procrastination: you waited 65 days to address this issue and you now want an online answer? Please call your physician for a comprehensive examination. ...Read more

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I have a tender point just below my wrist bone on my forearm bone. Could I have fractured or broken something?

I have a tender point just below my wrist bone on my forearm bone. Could I have fractured or broken something?

You may have. : If there was trauma to the area, if it's been hurting for more than a week, or if it's affecting your activities of daily living, it's time to see a doctor and get an x-ray to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a forearm bone bruise or fracture?

How to tell if I have a forearm bone bruise or fracture?

X-ray : If u have sustained a forearm fracture most times you will know it w/ deformity, crepitus ( crunching sound), and pain. Occassionally non- displaced fx.S'( esp.The ulna) can result from a blow( nightstick) and cause pain only. Ap/ and lateral x-rays will detect the fracture.Mri scans( which are not needed) but occ. Obtained by non- orthopedists may show a contusion or bone 'bruise'.Gl! ...Read more

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Left forearm bone near elbow swollen due 2 infect.. Antibiotic week course by gp finished but lump still there. How long to get better? Shud i worry

Left forearm bone near elbow swollen due 2 infect..  Antibiotic week course by gp finished but lump still there. How long to get better? Shud i worry

Yes: You sound like you have an incompletely treated infection. You have an abscess that needs draining. Please see an orthopaedic surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Two plates have been installed in both the forearm bone to treat the fracture. When will my forearm regain full mobility, doctor denying physiotherapy?

Need more details: A lot will depend what else was injured besides the bone i.E muscles, tendons, ligaments. Also a lot will depend on the exact type of fracture, how old you are, and how motivated you are among other things. Therapy is a key part of many orthopedic recoveries so if you don't feel you are making adequate progress you should speak to your doctor again. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I fell from bicycle 4 weeks ago and my right forearm absorbed the impact. Bones are fine, muscle hurts a lot when used since then.

I fell from bicycle 4 weeks ago and my right forearm absorbed the impact. Bones are fine, muscle hurts a lot when used since then.

A sprain: The pain from a sprain can last 4-6 weeks but should be slowly getting better.Make sure you and move your elbow completely.If the pain last any longer, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Both bones in forearm are broken, big cast=3 wks, short cast 3 wks. X-ray still shows deformity. Growth plate still active. Should i worry?

Both bones in forearm are broken, big cast=3 wks, short cast 3 wks.  X-ray still shows deformity.  Growth plate still active.  Should i worry?

Your age: The amount of deformity and how much growth is left plays a big role. If you are fully grown then that is different and you may need to have this fracture operated upon if it is truly a forearm fracture. ...Read more

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Broke 1 bone in forearm close to wrist been having cast for 2months should be off in 1more week.Im i gonna be able to work out soon? Like push-ups?

Broke 1 bone in forearm close to wrist been having cast for 2months should be off in 1more week.Im i gonna be able to work out soon? Like push-ups?

Fairly soon,yes: Sounds like you broke your distal radius and it did not require surgery(great!) and you are getting your cast or immobilizer off.Your ors will probably get u started on an exersize program to regain motion in your wrist and your strength back in your forearm and hand.Once you have started that you probably(check w/ your doc) begin doing push-ups, etc.Best of luck! ...Read more

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When I move my forearm back when doing biceps curls (with the palm up), there is a weird movement of the forearm muscle(not the bone)/cracking in the muscle (without any pain). I trained very hard the last weeks.

Friction: Probably a result of friction along fascial planes between muscle groups and/or tendons. May occur due to some minor swelling/inflammation that could occur with intense training. Be sure to hydrate, eat well, and give your muscles time to recover. ...Read more

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My bone size of forearm is comparably way too small. And I am skinny too. Please tell me what should I do to make it larger? My age is 19.

My bone size of forearm is comparably way too small. And I am skinny too. Please tell me what should I do to make it larger? My age is 19.

Forearm size: At this age, there's no much to do as your bone plates have closed. Not sure if one of your forearms or both are small and if they are disproportionately small compared with other bones. ...Read more

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What is the name for the 'shorter bone' of the forearm?

What is the name for the 'shorter bone' of the forearm?

Radius: The radius is the shorter of the two bones, but they are very similar in length. The radius is wider close to the wrist, and the ulna is wider close to the elbow. Both bones together make up the forearm. ...Read more

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I feel a sharp pain in my forearm when working on my biceps.Pain occurs when i lower the weight(relax). It feels like it's in the bone. What is this?

I feel a sharp pain in my forearm when working on my biceps.Pain occurs when i lower the weight(relax). It feels like it's in the bone. What is this?

Tendon: This is most often from over training with excessive strain of the tendons. Be careful working through the pain as this could lead to rupture. Especially if the pain is in front of the elbow, this could be injury to the distal biceps tendon. ...Read more

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Fractures of both bones of the forearm?

Fractures of both bones of the forearm?

Ouch: Unfortunately it is not an uncommon fracture. In adults, non displaced fractures treated in cast. Displaced fractures require either plate and screws or I'm rods to hold in good position as they heal. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a broken bone in the forearm to heal?

How long does it take for a broken bone in the forearm to heal?

About 6 weeks: Bone healing takes about 6-8 weeks for 70% healing. Full healing can take 3 months or longer. An orthopedist should be monitoring it until full healing to avoid problems such as mal union or non union. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in forearm, only hurts when i lift something or try to bend my wrist back. I feel the pain on the top of my arm, in between the bones.

Sharp pain in forearm, only hurts when i lift something or try to bend my wrist back. I feel the pain on the top of my arm, in between the bones.

Lateral epicondyliti: There are several possibilities, but among the more common is lateral rpicondylitis, also known as tennis elbow. It invest an inflammation or even a tear in the extensor tendons to the wrist. Treatment can include ice, NSAIDs, a counter force brace; or if it does not respond, a cortisone shot will often take care of it. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

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Is sore handing arm with crooked bone a broken forearm?

Is sore handing arm with crooked bone a broken forearm?

Could be: While this could be a fracture, if it is knew it may be the way the bone grew . Will need more information to answer your question. ...Read more

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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

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Pain on forearm abkve elbow. Worsen with pressure. Feels as if pain is on bone. Tinglinh in fingers+neck pain. Help?

Pain on forearm abkve elbow. Worsen with pressure. Feels as if pain is on bone. Tinglinh in fingers+neck pain. Help?

Possibly nerve issue: Your symptoms are commonly seen with cervical radiculopathy or "pinched nerve in the neck". Although you are relatively young, a disc herniation could cause this condition. If your symptoms persist, worsen or become associated with weakness, balance problems, loss of dexterity or bowel/bladder control issues , you should seek urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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