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I Couldnt Move My Arm Slept On It Why Is That
Nerve irritation: The position of your arm while sleeping probably either irritated a nerve, or cut off blood supply to the muscles which allow you to move your arm. This is common, as long as the sensation and movement normalizes within several minutes of waking up. If it does not return to normal, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Depending the part: Depends on which bone and type of fracture. Humerus and communited fracture-no. The movement of upper arm depends on shoulder& humerus muscles, nerves, tendons & ligaments. Any serious injury to these parts decreases the movement. Radius, ulna, carpals and metacarpals, you can have injury, but still would be able to move. Your orthopedist can guide you about movement. Thanks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bend and Hang: If you are inquiring on how to dress, etc. After surgery when it is important to not actively move your arm, we recommend leaning over and letting the arm dangle/hang freely without tension. Typically, you will want to put that arm through a shirt first...This type of dangling or pendulum position is also good for showers and helps with pain control. ...Read more
Get immediate care : This sounds serious, get immediate care at ambulatory care family doctor or er. If it is fresh get off your computer and move. If it is old it still needs care but can't be sutured closed. ...Read more
I fell at work and went to catch myself. I don't think I broke anything cause I can move my arm but it hurts when I move it. I believe I just hyperext?
Strained muscle: Usually a fracture of a bone causes extreme pain and a lot of swelling. More likely, you strained a muscle or a ligament. For soft tissue strains like these, it can take a few days or a wk to recover. If you have swelling, use an icepack for 20 min 2x/day. If no swelling, you can try a heating pad 20 min 2x/day. If any weakness, tingling or numbness, see a doctor. ...Read more
Hi Dr, slept on my arm and can barely move it due to pain. I'm 2 months pregnant and taking 1 juspirin tablet a day (Dr orders). What else can I take?
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