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Range Of Motion Exercises For Fractured Shoulder Recovery
What could be causing my pain in my shoulder? I fractured a bone in my shoulder and the doctors said it has healed. My range of motion has mostly returned, but my arm is still weak and there is a constant pain when i move my arm. It is a dull pain, but it
Regardless : Regardless of the fracture once it is healed you should not be having pain from the fracture proper. The fact that your motion returned tells me that this fracture had minimal to no displacement. The constant pain with activities with weakness is not something that will go away on its own. I have a very high index of suspicion for a rotator cuff tear or a labral tear. Other common problems include loose bodies (fragments of cartilage / bone chipped off at the moment of the injury), an impingement process from a slightly displaced fracture. Follow up x-rays should be performed and an MRI should be performed sooner than later. The doctor may prefer to do an MRI arthrogram if he feels you could have a labral tear or loose bodies. ...Read more
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
I was in a bad car accident August 27 and I now have a broken shoulder and fractured neck and want to heal fast?
Nutrition, exercise: Make sure you are following your doctors instructions, eat well, don't smoke, take advantage of any therapy services offered to you and hang in there! If you are feeling despondent, depressed, anxious talk to your doctors and family. A bad car accident happens suddenly and chases your life in an instance but with good care and good general health you can make progress. ask UR doctors 4 more info ...Read more
Carefully!: Check with your physician to see how much motion you can do. Typically i tell my patients to have someone hold their arm a little bit away from their body with the elbow bent. Put the arm through the shirt, then put your head in the shirt. Then you can use your other arm to get the other side in. But start with the affected side first. ...Read more
Hi, doctor my niece having fractured shoulder she's 7. What room temperature should we keep? Outside climate is max 30 min 15. Thank you
Not too cold: There is no specific temperature recommendations for fracture healing, but keep the temperature warm enough to prevent shivering (which would increase pain) would be wise. ...Read more
I was sitting in the floor and a headboard fell across my left shoulder/neck. Can't hardly touch it now. Bruised muscle or fractured shoulder blade?
See doctor for: an examination and x ray. Ice it till you see the doctor, If severe pain go to ER. ...Read more
Maybe broke my elbow with a very minor fracture. I have full range of motion with no pain unless i press on the injury. Can this heal on its own?
Fracture: Without an x ray no one can tell you how it will heal. See your orthopedist for the answer. ...Read more
Individual: Degree of function following ankle surgery is highly dependent upon the fracture, the surgery and the patient. Your surgeon should probably give you this info before doing any surgery. ...Read more
I bumped my shin on a metal bar. Area is tender, but no discoloration or any problems bearing weight.Range of motion is normal. Is it tibia fracture?
Unlikely to be a : fracture based on the description you gave. A fracture will give you significantly worse symptoms than just tenderness. Chances are you have bruised the soft tissues of the shin, which is very common. If your symptoms get worse see a doctor for an Xray, or consider a HT Concierge visit healthtap.com/saurbornmd ...Read more
9 months ago plates inserted for distal humerus elbow fracture was removed and arthrolysis done. No improvement in elbow range of motion for 8months.
? How old is the fx?
Stiff elbows are a sig problem and not all of them get better
discuss with your surgeon and/or get another opinion. ...Read more
Have a radial head fracture by elbow. How come I have to have "aggressive range of motion" instead of a cast?
Avoid stiffness : Elbow is a complex joint that tends to get very stiff with prolonged immobilization so if the fracture of radial head is not displaced and stable then you only need to rest the elbow till acute pain subsides and then start range of motion exercises to prevent stiffness of the elbow good luck. ...Read more
I was kicked in knee area. Some tenderness with slight pain, but no visible bruising or swelling. Range of motion is normal. Could this be a fracture?
My seven year old fell on his shoulder and says it's sore, but it doesn't seem to limit his motion much. Were it fractured, wouldn't it be obvious?
Possible Fracture: If there is localized pain in the shoulder which persists, this may indicated a contusion or a possible fracture. Fractures which are nondisplaced may not cause significant pain and dont need to be obvious. He should be examined by an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
I have shoulder pain that feels better when i exercise but the range of motion is limited. What could it be and should I stop excersing.
I have a loose AC joint injury (minor). What are some weight lifting exercises I can do to strengthen that area. I have full range of motion and use?
Strengthen muscles: You want to strengthen the surrounding agonist and antagonist muscles that are intimately involved with the ac joint: these would include but not restricted to the trapezius, deltoid, pectoralis major and scapular thoracic muscles including the levator scapula, rhomboids and serratus. ...Read more
Shoulder pain at end of range of motion behind head. Have had for over a year, very slowly getting better. ?
Is there any type of revision surgery following a hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder to improve range of motion and strength?
Yes: In some cases it may be appropriate to convert the hemiarthroplasty ot a traditional total shoulder arthroplasty or a reverse total shoulder. ...Read more
Slept on shoulder funny , pain persisting for 4 weeks now , X-ray came back normal..What's going on? Still have full range of motion
Muscle strain: The cause of a soft tissue injury or pain coming from an injured nerve will often not show up on a plain xray. Multiple syndromes of soft tissue injury are possible, especially if there is a history of rotator cuff injury in past. Nerve impingement syndromes also may explain this type of pain. It may be possible to narrow down the cause with a detailed physical exam. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more
I fell on my shoulder was painful a couple days&range of motion was off but pain has subsided but it looks like it is forward should. I get checked?
Yes: No harm in getting an x-ray to make sure. ...Read more
I have had a "frozen shoulder" since february, once it finally gets back to normal, should I exspect to have full extention and range of motion as I had before this problem? I am a golfer so should I exspect to have my same swing capability?
See a PT: The key is to do the exercises not only at the PTs office but also at home. ...Read more
Yes: Surgery for a dislocated shoulder involves repairing the labrum back to the glenoid. The glenoid is the socket of the shoulder joint and is significantly smaller the the humeral head, which is the ball. To make up this size difference, the socket is surrounded by the thick labral tissue. This tissue is torn during a dislocation, repair prevents instability and shouldn't limit motion. ...Read more
Generally yes: Generally it would be expected that you have return of full motion after shoulder dislocation surgery, but specifics will depend on the type of dislocation, chronicity of the dislocation, and type of surgery performed. Consult with your orthopedist for your specific situation. ...Read more
I've had mild chronic pain in my shoulder for 6 months after a bicycle crash. I have full range of motion, hurts to rest on that side. ?
see orthopedist: Then it needs to be evaluated in order to determine the cause. Start with an orthopedist. ...Read more
Why do I still not have full pain free range of motion three months after deltoid 234 mg shot of invega sustenna? Right Shoulder cannot go up & left
Shoulder pain: If there has been no significant shoulder injury prior to your symptoms, you may have developed chronic deltoid tendonitis which may or may not be related to that injection. Either way it's time to see an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What causes swelling in lower back and limited range of motion in the shoulder area as well as Charlie horses?
It intensifies when I breath deep accompanied by chest pains. The weeks leading up to today, I have had severe shoulder pains with limited range of motion to my neck. ?
Not online: you need to be physically examined by your doctor, don't waste time, good luck ...Read more
My shoulder hurts, I lost some range of motion, and there's a bump at the back. I was hit in the shoulder 3 days ago. Is the joint unstable?
Varies: There are multiple possibilities including a minor soft tissue injury from blunt trauma to a serious ligament or tendon injury. If your pain persists or worsens, it would be reasonable to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more