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What can you not do with a broken arm?

What can you not do with a broken arm?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Arm Fracture (Definition)

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


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How to know what exercises can I do with a broken arm?

How to know what exercises can I do with a broken arm?

Depends: This is going to depend on the type of fracture (i.e. Which part of the arm, severity of the fracture, open or closed, etc) and the type of fixation utilized (i.e. Cast, surgery, brace, etc). Therefore, unfortunately, the best person to ask is going to be your treating doctor. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to fly with a broken arm?

Am I allowed to fly with a broken arm?

Broken arm: Flying will make your arm swell. If your fracture is less than one week old, you need to consult your physician. Beyond that, flying is usually not an issue. ...Read more

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How to stay in shape with a broken arm?

How to stay in shape with a broken arm?

Variable: Recumbant bike, walking, hiking uphill, maybe running depending on fracture. Lunges, weightless squats, standing hamstring curls, some pilates. >nutrition< talk with your doc, but if surgery is done I tend to restrain from exercise for 3-4 days to allow the skin to start to heal... ...Read more

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How could you put socks on with a broken arm?

Very carefully: Very carefully; try to get assistance if available. You may also want to buy some ankle length socks as they may be easier for you to manipulate them with your fingers (which I presume are not casted) if there is any doubt please contact your physician/orthopedist for further advice/assistance. ...Read more

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Can I still move my fingers with a broken arm?

Can I still move my fingers with a broken arm?

Yes: Most often if you are healing from a broken arm (either the forearm or the upper arm), you should be free to move the hand/fingers. And in fact should be encouraged to do so to avoid stiffness. ...Read more

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What sports can you still play with a broken arm?

What sports can you still play with a broken arm?

Depends: Sorry to say it again but it all depends upon what he injury is. A non displaced fracture is difernet from a fracture that requires reduction, or internal fixation (surgery) age is a factor not only fo rthe degree of injury but for who one is competing against. For example is a 5 year soccer star or a 21 year old blue liner! ...Read more

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What is done for a broken arm?

What is done for a broken arm?

DEPENDS ON LOCAION: Displacement and location will be variable. An xray will help with the decision. ...Read more

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How do you treat a broken arm?

How do you treat a broken arm?

Set the bone&: Apply cast on it and take x-ray to see if the bone I n good position, if is not we may to have to repeat this or do surgery. ...Read more

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How can you treat a broken arm?

Cast: Most commonly, a broken arm is treated by placing a cast (plaster or fiberglass) on the affected arm for approximately 6 weeks until the fracture is healed. ...Read more

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How painful is a broken arm usually?

How painful is a broken arm usually?

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. ...Read more

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How much time will my broken arm hurt?

How much time will my broken arm hurt?

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. ...Read more

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Broken arm, how long before I can drive?

Driving: If you can drive with your uninvolved upper extremity, you should be able to drive any time. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from a broken arm?

NSAID's: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications can be helpful. Sometimes a physician may prescribe a narcotic at the time of injury if pain is severe. Acupuncture is also great at reducing this type of pain. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a broken arm?

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. ...Read more

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Can you get broken arm by hitting on door?

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. ...Read more

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How long will it take to heal a broken arm?

Approx. 6 weeks: A broken arm that has been properly reduced (aligned) and immobilized (casted) should heal in approximately 6 weeks. ...Read more

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