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Pins In Arm For Broken Arm
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
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on what you mean by treatment - many fractures are treated only with a sling such as upper humerus (upper arm) fractures and many fractures if non-displaced and in good alignment will heal very well with minimal immobilization.