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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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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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Is it possible to play sports after recovering from broken arm? If not, why?

Is it possible to play sports after recovering from broken arm? If not, why?

If healed yes: As long as the fracture has healed and there is no residual deformity that limits function resumption of sport is usually possible. ...Read more

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How long would it take until i can play tennis after a broken arm?

2 to 3 months: Usually after the fx has healed and the arm properly reha, that is you have ragain your strenght and mobility back.Depanding upon where the fx is localized and fx characteristic could be nbeyween two and three months. ...Read more

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How long after breaking arm before playing contact sport?

Depends: This depends on many factors. This includes what part of your arm was broken as an example was it the shaft was it a part of your joint. How was it treated with cast immobilization or surgery. How far out are you from your injury and healing. In general i tell my patients that they may resume contact sports 4 to 6 weeks after removal of their cast or brace. Again this is a complicated question i would refer you back to your provider to answer this. ...Read more

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I just had a rotator cuff strain injury from a fall. Can't lift my arm up.How long does it usually take to recover? When can I resume playing sports

I just had a rotator cuff strain injury from a fall.  Can't lift my arm up.How long does it usually take to recover?  When can I resume playing sports

Best for you to get: Advise from someone who evaluates you, by examining/investigating you. He'll inform you of the diagnosis/treatment. So see an orthopod. It generally last for about 6 weeks, by then if its a partial tear/sprain, it should improve greatly. A few patients don't improve and may need MRI and probably benefit from the surgical repair. Returning to sports would be once the rc has healed. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have golfers elbow in both arms but I don't play golf. I do play a racket sport (right arm only) and do weights. What is cause and how to get rid?

I have golfers elbow in both arms but I don't play golf.  I do play a racket sport (right arm only) and do weights.  What is cause  and how to get rid?

Elbow pain: This is irritation caused by elbow use from any sport and will respond to a tennis elbow support 1inch application below the elbow, an anti-inflammatory daily and rest for 10 days ...Read more

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I have weakness my dominant arm. I'm don't play any sport however when I go to the gym I notice that when I do a seated chest press or pushups my right arm can't take the weight that my left arm dies. It just collapses. I was born with hip dysplasia, and

I have weakness my dominant arm. I'm don't play any sport however when I go to the gym I notice that when I do a seated chest press or pushups my right arm can't take the weight that my left arm dies. It just collapses.  I was born with hip dysplasia, and

Cervical radiculopathy: You could have a pinched nerve in the neck which is affecting nerve impulses to the muscle, and subsequent weakness in the affected arm. There are also other reasons that could cause weakness in the arm. Either way you need to be seen by an orthopedic spinal specialist and get a formal work up. ...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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I have a broken arm and I need some tips I been with a brace for 1 month but my fracture still move?

I have a broken arm and I need some tips I been with a brace for 1 month but my fracture still move?

Need more info: Which bone is fractured and does the brace include the elbow or does it just immobilize the wrist? ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover before playing sports after a broken forearm?

How long will it take to recover before playing sports after a broken forearm?

It depends...: Bone healing usually takes 6-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. Factors that may speed your recovery include: immobilization, elevation, good nutrition, follow your physicians’ instructions and do not smoke. ...Read more

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I have pain in my elbow and down the to my forearm. Hurts to squeeze or lift it or other things. Don't play sports. Just house clean house hurts.?

I have pain in my elbow  and down the  to my forearm.  Hurts to squeeze or lift it or other things.  Don't play sports.  Just house clean house hurts.?

See sports med doc: Depending on where exactly the pain is, there are a few things that can cause these symptoms. It may be 'tennis elbow' (tendonitis). You would likely benefit from physical therapy- not only to decrease the pain, but also to address the mechanical factors that caused it in the first place. ...Read more

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I have elbow tendonitis and have iced it for a week, when would it be safe to play sports again?

I have elbow tendonitis and have iced it for a week, when would it be safe to play sports again?

Pain subsides: If the pain is improved than you can start back ramping back into your sport. If the pain returns again you may need to look at technique or equipment that could be contributing to the problem. ...Read more

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I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

I've had cold sores once per year for years but now have herpes once a month on different parts of my skin like elbow, knee. Why? I don't play sports

This is something : I think would be better handled by your primary doctor.If they feel it's herpes outbreak monthly or more frequently:you could be prescribed medication.This medince could be taken daily to supress frequent outbreaks. ...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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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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How can I relieve pain from a broken arm?

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