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Doctor insights on: Recovery Time Broken Wrist Forearm

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How can I lift with a broken wrist/forearm?

How can I lift with a broken wrist/forearm?

You shouldn't lift: A broken wrist or forearm should be immobilized and not used until healed. To do otherwise could cause poor healing or a deformity. Be patient, treat it properly and you'll be back at full strength at no time. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a broken wrist?

What is the recovery time for a broken wrist?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, surgery or no surgery, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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How much time does it normally take to have a broken wrist seen to in an nhs hospital?

How much time does it normally take to have a broken wrist seen to in an nhs hospital?

Varies on fx type: Would require examination, history taking, xrays and possible reduction and casting. So the time of the visit can vary but if an acute facture than needs to be evaluated as soon as possible to avoid complication. ...Read more

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I have pain in forearms and wrist while i do biceps exercise i m doin gym from long time do i need calcium suppliment my age is 35 yrs?

I have pain in forearms and wrist while i do biceps exercise  i m doin gym from long time  do i need calcium suppliment my age is 35 yrs?

Not due 2 low calc--: --ium. It sounds more like muscle stress. R U working out every day? U should always have a light day in between. Fo cardio. As far as ca++, U need about 1600mg/day & no more than 2000iu of V-B3. ...Read more

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I fractured my wrist about 7 yrs ago and from time to time I have pain in wrist and forearm. Could this due to the fracture?

I fractured my wrist about 7 yrs ago and from time to time I have pain in wrist and forearm. Could this due to the fracture?

See below: There are several various factors that are involved here. It depends upon how your wrist fracture or forearm fracture if it involved the joint surface , if the bones were out of alignment . You could be experiencing now post traumatic arthritis tendons sis from overuse . A repeat physical examination and diagnostic radiologic evaluation would be helpful. Go back to your previous orthopedic surgeon or seek another orthopedic surgeon good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Forearm trauma. Temp. pins and needles in my thumb, regained normal feeling. Now every time I have thumb to ceiling,bend wrist down, tingles in thumb?

Forearm trauma. Temp. pins and needles in my thumb, regained normal feeling. Now every time I have thumb to ceiling,bend wrist down, tingles in thumb?

May be carpal tunnel: This may be carpal tunnel syndrome from the injury. If not it may be injury to the median nerve beofre it gets into the carpal tunnel space which is a tight space in the wrist due to the bones in the wrist which the meidian nerve goes through. Ask your physician ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my upper forearm according to the ER. They told me to keep it wrapped but every time I wrap it my hand and wrist swell up. ?

I have a cyst on my upper forearm according to the ER. They told me to keep it wrapped but every time I wrap it my hand and wrist swell up.  ?

Too tight: I presume you are to keep it wrapped/bandaged because it is draining or infected? This may be fine, but it sounds like you may be wrapping it too tightly. This causes obstruction of the venous blood and lymph flow back up your arm, and resultant swelling down below. Try wrapping it more loosely. Infection should soon resolve; no other reason to wrap a cyst!? Good wishes:) ...Read more

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Dug a trench for about a 1 week straight..lifted couple of times in gym same week...forearm is sore.. Dull soreness when rotating wrist..little ache?

Dug a trench for about a 1 week straight..lifted couple of times in gym same week...forearm is sore.. Dull soreness when rotating wrist..little ache?

Give it time: You may take an over the counter pain medication like ibuprofen if the pain interferes with your daily activities, otherwise give it time to heal on its own. For good health: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more