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How Painful Is A Broken Arm Usually
Painful: Broken bones don't say i think i'm broke, they say i'm broke. Most people feel silly when they say i think i broke a bone when they finally break a bone, as the difference is significant. Pain interpretation is very individualized though. Some have high pain thresholds and some have very low thresholds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
An arm fracture typically refers to a fracture of the bone in the upper arm, the humerus or of the bones in the forearm, the radius and/or the ulna. Fractures in the hand and wrist are usually not called "arm fractures". While many of these fractures are treated non-surgically in children, many of these fractures, particularly those in the forearm, ...Read more
It depends : All breaks are different and peoples response to pain is different. Bottom line, it usually hurts and how much, depends on location and type of break. One cannot say hat if i can walk, it is not broken. ...Read more
Does a broken or fractured ankle sting in the bath or a bruised ankle? When i touch it it feels hot, very painful and is swollen what is wrong with it
I have a proximal humerus fracture of the right arm. It is a month old in a clam shell split is it normal for the elbow to be painful and swollen?
Maybe...: Depending on the mechanism of injury (i.e. What led to the fracture and how hard the injury was), there is the possibility that you might have a hairline fracture in your elbow. I would recommend that x-rays are taken of your elbow, if they have not been done in the past. The other option (more likely) is that the elbow is stiff from not being used. ...Read more
Why is my ankle really swollen and painful after hitting it three weeks ago is it broken or stress fracture what treatment does it need?
Scaphoid Fracture: Scaphoid fractures are often not too painful and thus are often missed as the patient never seeks medical attention. If the fracture is displaced then usually there is significant pain that will cause the patient to come to the er or orthopedic office. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wrist is hurting and it is swollen and red and i don't know if it is a stress fracture or a sprain ?
You should: See an orthopedist....Did you injure it?Get a more detailed answer ›
Variable: What type of fracture? Does it need surgery? Although our surgical interventions have progressed significantly surgery is still surgery... That being said pain control after arm/upperextremity surgery tends not to be horrible. Most of my patients have pain for 3-4 days and then are off narcotics. ...Read more
Wrist fracture: It constitutes a whole continuum from bone bruise, growth plate injury, greenstick fracture, nondisplaced/displaced/cominuted/intraarticular/closed, all the way to open fracture. Location and severity determine the treatment: splint or casting, up to surgical intervention of ex fix, orif, pins, plates and screws, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a broken ankle very painful? Or can it be only mildly painful and fool you into thinking it was a sprain?
No: Casts are designed to immobilize fractures and thereby lessen the pain. You will continue to have some pain at the fracture site but pain elsewhere or increasing pain should be brought to the attention of the surgeon. One common resaon for increasing pain is swelling because the hand is not elevated enough. ...Read more
Bone injury: Depends on the location, the extent & whether it is closed or compound. ...Read more
Usually 4-6 weeks: Arm fractures usually heal in 4-6 weeks depending on the extent of fracture, type of fractuere and which arm bone or bones are affected. All things equal you should expect 4-6 weeks but your orthopedist may think differently based on follow up exam, x-rays and your individual case study. Follow up and keep open dialog with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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