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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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I have a broken wrist with a cast on my arm. I want to cut the cast off after 5 weeks & not go back?

Is your choice: I would listen to ortho doctor's recommendation. Most fractures heal in 5-6 weeks anyway. Yu are almost there. ...Read more

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Can a broken wrist cause a blood clot in the arm?

Can a broken wrist cause a blood clot in the arm?

Broken wrist: Possible but not sure. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. Hope all goes well - please keep me informed! ...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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Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

Hello. I have been having numbness and tingling in my arm, wrist, and hand. I have a carpal boss and am having it removed. What is the recovery time?

2 week to 3 months: Reduction of numbness and tingling can occur within a few days. However, swelling and tightness in the hand and fingers can take several weeks. If tightness persists beyond two months, consult your surgeon. A steroid injection into the hand may help complete healing. ...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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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

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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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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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When i take showers i get itchy red bumps on the tops of my hands, wrists, neck and underside of my forearms. I've switched products countless times. Nothing helps, could it be the hot water? Help!

Hot water eczema.: This type of eczema resembles an allergy. But the skin irritation, which i, is not an allergic reaction. The current thinking is that eczema is caused by a combination of factors that include: genetics abnormal function of the immune system exposure to water being too hot or too cold sweating and then becoming chilled taking baths or showers that are too hot or last too long. ...Read more

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For the past 5 days 3 - 4 times a day I get a dull throbbing pain on top of my lower left forearm, about 2 - 3 inches above my wrist. I have heart palpitations my entire life and have seen doctors about it. I am worried this has something to do with my he

Concern appropriate: important factors that can help lead to an answer to this concern are your age, family history, other problems such as hypertension, diabetes, any prior cardiac or vascular disease. It is true that heart pain can be referred to other areas, such as left shoulder, left arm, jaw, even right arm. Does it occur with activity, or stress, what relieves the ache--al important. is it a neck problem? ...Read more

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Over the last 4-5 weeks I have been having right wrist pain with numbness in my pinky and ring finger. The pain & decreased ROM has worsened. I have trouble lifting any weight at times. My forearm muscle will also have severe spasms and my bicep will ach

Over the last 4-5 weeks I have been having right wrist pain with numbness in my pinky and ring finger. The pain & decreased ROM has 
worsened. I have trouble lifting any weight at times. My forearm muscle will also have severe spasms and my bicep will ach

Ulnar Nerve entrapme: Hi Cindykay A700, What you describe could be an entrapment of the ulnar nerve at the wrist (Guyon's Canal) or further up at the inside of the elbow (by the funny bone). You need to see a hand surgeon for diagnosis and you may require nerve conduction studies to determine the exact location. ...Read more

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I've broken my arm 4 times a few years ago and it still hurts off and on, sometimes my wrist pops. What could it be? What is some relief?

Arthritis: Do you mean you broke it in 4 pieces, in one event, or that you broke it four separate times? If the latter is true, you need to have your bone density and some labwork checked. If it was all one nasty break, you have scarring and some arthritis and inflammation that are common. The joint will not be "like new". Treat it carefully, ice and some antiinflammatories will help. ...Read more

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Just curious are there times when an IV/shots are through your wrist area and other times through arm? Yrs. ago it was always wrist now it's arm?

Just curious are there times when an IV/shots are through your wrist area and other times through arm? Yrs. ago it was always wrist now it's arm?

You get what you get: In the world of IV starting & use the general rule is to start down stream and work back upstream if needed. The hand is fine if you can seat one that works, but if it is lost you can move upstream (arm). Going downstream seldom works. When larger caliber IV's are used it is often started in larger veins upstream, since the hand may not tolerate them. ...Read more

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