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Doctor insights on: How To Protect Previously Broken Arm During Sports

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What sports can you still play with a broken arm?

What sports can you still play with a broken arm?

Depends: Sorry to say it again but it all depends upon what he injury is. A non displaced fracture is difernet from a fracture that requires reduction, or internal fixation (surgery)
age is a factor not only fo rthe degree of injury but for who is a one is competing against. For example is a 5-year soccer star or a 21-year old blue liner! ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Is it possible to play sports after recovering from broken arm? If not, why?

Is it possible to play sports after recovering from broken arm? If not, why?

If healed yes: As long as the fracture has healed and there is no residual deformity that limits function resumption of sport is usually possible. ...Read more

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Can I use a t.E.N. S unit on my broken arm if I have metal in it?

Yes: Do not position the tens unit over the plate. Start with a low stimulation and increase slowly to get the pain relief. ...Read more

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How painful is a broken arm usually?

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 more

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What can you not do with a broken arm?

What can you not do with a broken arm?

Restrictions: A lot depends upon the location, degree, level of instability, effectiveness of treatment. You really need to get specific guidelines from your treating provider... But i always mention when asked that using a jackhammer and repelling down a steep mountain are probably out for most. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from a broken arm?

How can I relieve pain from a broken arm?

NSAID's: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful. Sometimes a physician may prescribe a narcotic at the time of injury if pain is severe. Acupuncture is also great at reducing this type of pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get broken arm by hitting on door?

Yes!: Are you asking about your forearm? You can fracture your ulna (one of the forearm bones) by hitting directly against an edge with a lot of force. This is called a nightstick fracture. It would be very painful and you might feel movement and grinding at the fracture site. It would take a lot of force in a young person. ...Read more

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What is a good way to recover a broken arm?

What is a good way to recover a broken arm?

Physical therapy: Once the bone has healed it would be best if you consulted with a physical therapist to help you regain your range of motion and strength for good function of the injured extremity. ...Read more

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How do you treat broken arm if near epipheses?

How do you treat broken arm if near epipheses?

Depends: If the fracture is well aligned, a cast may be all that is required. Other times the bone may need to be manipulated back in place before casting. For more severe injuries, surgery may be required. ...Read more

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What're the best exercises to do for a broken arm?

What're the best exercises to do for a broken arm?

Range of motion for : The arm. Beside strengthen exercise for the arm. ...Read more

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How can I tell my broken arm is healing?

X-RAY THE ARM: Physical examination could help to identify healing, but x-ray is the best way. ...Read more

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How could you put socks on with a broken arm?

How could you put socks on with a broken arm?

Very carefully: Very carefully; try to get assistance if available. You may also want to buy some ankle length socks as they may be easier for you to manipulate them with your fingers(which I presume are not casted) if there is any doubt please contact your physician/orthopedist for further advice/assistance. ...Read more

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What is the typical healing time for a broken arm?

What is the typical healing time for a broken arm?

Depends on age: This depends on the age and also on what part of the arm is broken.
For an adult the average is about 8 weeks, but will vary depending on which bone and even what part of the bone is broken. For kids the healing time is faster and the lower the age, the faster the healing. ...Read more

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What should I do to speed up recoverr from a broken arm?

What should I do to speed up recoverr from a broken arm?

Bone stimulation: Apart from creating good conditions for healing such as having enough calcium and vitamin d (1.5 g of calcium und 800 units of vit d taken in 2 or three doses over a day), is an ultrasound bone stimulator (exogen). However, I need more info to give you good advice (surgery or not, cast or brace, therapy etc). ...Read more

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Will a broken arm always require a cast?

No: Almost all fractures require some kind of immobilization — but that can come in many forms, depending on the fracture — plaster/fiberglass splints, velcro splints, slings, shoulder immobilizers, hinged braces, and, of course, casts. ...Read more

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How long could my broken arm be in a cast?

How long could my broken arm be in a cast?

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 more

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My broken arm is skinny after getting brace taken off?

The muscles : Were in less use than normal. They should build right back up. ...Read more

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Broken arm, needed plate. Increased risk of refracture there?

Re-fracture risk?: Once the fracture heals, the risk for fracture returns to same risk of fracture before surgery (i.e. No increased risk). The one exception is if the plate and screws are ever removed, there is a risk of re-fracture through the screw holes. The holes left behind act as weakened areas, called stress-risers. For that reason, I prefer to leave hardware in permanently. Good luck! ...Read more

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Help please? How long would surgery take for a broken arm/leg?

Help please? How long would surgery take for a broken arm/leg?

That depends on : The injury/ injuries, any other complicating factors ; the surgical procedures that need to be performed. There is no one size fits all answer for this question. ...Read more

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What is the easiest bone to break in your arm? How is it usually broken? What is the main reason for a broken arm?

What is the easiest bone to break in your arm? How is it usually broken? What is the main reason for a broken arm?

@ Ur age, no bone is: Easily broken, but each bone has the ability 2 B fractured if the stress is significant enough. The causes of fractures R many, from stress Fx's 2 major trauma. ...Read more

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How do you treat a broken arm?

How do you treat a broken arm?

Set the bone& : Apply cast on it and take x-ray to see if the bone i n good position, if is not we may to have to repeat this or do surgery. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken arm?

Cast: Most commonly, a broken arm is treated by placing a cast (plaster or fiberglass) on the affected arm for approximately 6 weeks until the fracture is healed. ...Read more

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Am i allowed to fly with a broken arm?

Broken arm: Flying will make your arm swell. If your fracture is less than one week old, you need to consult your physician. Beyond that, flying is usually not an issue. ...Read more

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How much time will my broken arm hurt?

How much time will my broken arm hurt?

Variable: Everyone is a little different in terms of how long discomfort after a broken bone will last. Other factors include how much you move the arm (limb) that was injured and your bone density. Typically, fractures/breaks heal within 6-8 weeks and most of the pain occurs in the first 1-2 weeks if the break is stabilized in a cast or proper splint. ...Read more

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How to stay in shape with a broken arm?

How to stay in shape with a broken arm?

Variable: Recumbant bike, walking, hiking uphill, maybe running depending on fracture. Lunges, weightless squats, standing hamstring curls, some pilates. >nutrition<
talk with your doc, but if surgery is done I tend to restrain from exercise for 3-4 days to allow the skin to start to heal... ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a broken arm?

Depends: The best way to heal a broken arm depends on the specific bone fractured and the position of the bones. Some fractures are best treated with immobilzation or casting. Others do better with operative intervention. ...Read more

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How can I recover from a broken arm faster?

How can I recover from a broken arm faster?

Stay healthy: The best way to heal from a broken arm is the following:
-stay healthy and treat any chronic health conditions
-stop smoking if you do
-adequate calcium intake (not excessive)
-stick to your doctor's treatment plan whether it be casting, splinting, immobilization, or surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Rahul Banerjee
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Arm Fracture (Definition)

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