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I cannot supinate my right forearm. It came on suddenly one day, there was no previous trauma. Gp did X-ray and MRI it showed nothing. ?

I cannot supinate my right forearm. It came on suddenly one day, there was no previous trauma. Gp did X-ray and MRI it showed nothing. ?

PT, monitor: The supinator muscle is innervated by the deep branch of the radial nerve. Your symptoms may also be coming from the C8 level of the neck. Undergo physical therapy for now, and if the symptoms persist or worsen, see your physician again. You might be referred to a neurologist. http://neurosurgery.med.nyu.edu/conditions-we-treat/z-conditions-guide/supinator-syndrome ...Read more

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Right forearm both complete fracture overlapping 3months already in cast xray no callus formation appreciated but my doctor allows me to move my arm?

Right forearm both complete fracture overlapping 3months already in cast xray no callus formation appreciated but my doctor allows me to move my arm?

I'd need to see the: Images. However, no callous formation at 3 months is concerning. Sometimes the cast can obscure the callous. You might want to ask your doctor if extra imaging (ct) might be helpful. ...Read more

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I fell on my forearm saturday, went to the ER tuesday night and received a negative x ray, I am still in pain. Help?

I fell on my forearm saturday, went to the ER tuesday night and received a negative x ray, I am still in pain. Help?

Ask for MRI +/- CT: It sounds like this happened a week or more ago, so if you are still symptomatic, more tests are needed. Mri will show the tendons and ligaments as well as the muscles. It can also show if you have marrow edema (bone bruise). Ct might pick up a tiny subtle fracture that cannot be seen on x-ray or is very difficult to see. We call this an occult fracture. ...Read more

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Following an injury I had 2 weeks ago, i've had persistent dull pain on the lower end of my forearm (side facing body). X ray shows nothing. Ideas?

Following an injury I had 2 weeks ago, i've had persistent dull pain on the lower end of my forearm (side facing body). X ray shows nothing. Ideas?

Soft tissue injury: Much would depend on what type of injury you had i.E did you bang it, twist it, pull it etc.. ? X-rays only show injury to bones, so injuries to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves will not show up. A good history and exam by a hand surgeon will tell a lot. If needed an MRI could help with the diagnosis of soft tissue injuries. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Broken forearm or not. Looks swollen, hurts a lot, but X-ray was ok today?

Broken forearm or not. Looks swollen, hurts a lot, but X-ray was ok today?

Soft-tissue injury?: Sounds like a lot of soft-tissue damage. Be careful: even if xrays were read out as negative, be sure to have them viewed by an orthopaedic surgeon who has examined you. Clinical correlation is extremely important, for I have seen well over 100 fractures that were missed on initial x-ray report. Soft-tissue injury can cause pain and swelling for months. Start therapy early. ...Read more

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Where does a fractured forearm get examined? At the X-ray place or the orthopedic clinic?

Where does a fractured forearm get examined? At the X-ray place or the orthopedic clinic?

Orthopaedic clinic: A clinical examination by a physician should be the first step. In that way the most appropriate x-ray can be ordered (if necessary) and then interpreted. Treatment depends on the clinical exam and the x-ray. ...Read more

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Both bones in forearm are broken, big cast=3 wks, short cast 3 wks. X-ray still shows deformity. Growth plate still active. Should i worry?

Both bones in forearm are broken, big cast=3 wks, short cast 3 wks.  X-ray still shows deformity.  Growth plate still active.  Should i worry?

Your age: The amount of deformity and how much growth is left plays a big role. If you are fully grown then that is different and you may need to have this fracture operated upon if it is truly a forearm fracture. ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, hurt forearm/elbow. was bruised and swollen for 2.5wks. 3mos later, I still get sharp shooting pain after light use. Get x-Ray?

Fell down stairs, hurt forearm/elbow. was bruised and swollen for 2.5wks. 3mos later, I still get sharp shooting pain after light use. Get x-Ray?

First see your Dr.: After any trauma that occurs, especially fall injuries down staircases requires that you see your doctor for evaluation, and to make sure you haven't injured bones, tendons, muscles strain, or ligaments. An x-ray will rule out fracture, but an MRI will show soft tissue injury. So your doctor will determine which one you need.Then, you'll need realignment to get everything back in order.Don't wait. ...Read more

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My 12yo son ran full speed into a wall during basketball stopping himself with his left hand/arm. Considerable pain in his forearm. X-ray was negati?

My 12yo son ran full speed into a wall during basketball stopping himself with his left hand/arm.  Considerable pain in his forearm.  X-ray was negati?

Rest and recheck: At 12 years old, your son still has growth plates. They can break without being noticeable on X-ray. If that is the case, the break is not out of place, so treatment would be just to protect it. But pulled muscles and ligaments also hurt. Wrap his arm with an ace bandage. Let him use it lightly and give him tylenol for the pain. Then give it a week. If it's still sore then, repeat the X-ray ...Read more

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Have a lump on forearm and mild pain after falling. Xray had said no fracture. Can X-ray be wrong?

Have a lump on forearm and mild pain after falling. Xray had said no fracture. Can X-ray be wrong?

It's : Not uncommon for an xray to be normal/negative in these cases. Further imaging (if needed) with ultrasound, ct, or MRI may provide additional information about the lump and pain. ...Read more

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I fell and injured my forearm near the elbow. The X-ray taken at urgent care came negative for fracture. Three weeks later, I can still not fully extend my arm and it pops also. What should I do?

I fell and injured my forearm near the elbow. The X-ray taken at urgent care came negative for fracture. Three weeks later, I can still not fully extend my arm and it pops also. What should I do?

Need new X-ray: Non-displaced fractures may be difficult to see on initial x-rays. I typically will repeat them in 1-2wks. In this case, radial head and/or neck fractures are common. Find a board certified orthopaedic specialist, for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Arm, hand & elbow pain & skin burning forearm. X Ray neg. How was dx of RSD made without testing for ulnar nerve impingement?

RSD: RSD is now called chronic regional pain syndrome. It is a clinical diagnosis but sometimes we use a bone scan that can help detect changes and then affected extremity. I recommend to my patients the use of topical pain creams such as diclofenac and others. I would also recommend evaluation by a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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What is the difference between X-ray and c-arm ?

What is the difference between X-ray and c-arm ?

A c-arm: is a piece of xray equipment used primarily for fluoroscopic imaging during surgical, orthopedic, critical care, and emergency care procedures. It is shaped roughly like a large "C", hence the name. Xray is the type of radiation used by a c-arm and other radiographic equipment to generate an image. ...Read more

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Three month ago I had a strong hi five. since then I feel tingling on my back and arm. can't raise my arm overhead. X-ray was good. why is it hurting?

Three month ago I had a strong hi five. since then I feel tingling on my back and arm. can't raise my arm overhead. X-ray was good. why is it hurting?

Xray not appropriate: You have a muscle problem, not a bone problem. There was no need or reason to get an X-ray, which only shows the bones. Please go to your family doctor to discuss how to treat this muscle injury. ...Read more

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My X-ray shows no fractures. So why am I unable to straighten my arm?

My X-ray shows no fractures. So why am I unable to straighten my arm?

Immobilization: The loss of full range of motion of a joint typically is caused by not moving the joint (for example, if a joint has been immobilized in a cast) for a long time, or by pathology within the joint (i.e., a loose body) causing pain or physically blocking the motion of the joint. See your doctor to get more details. Often physical therapy can restore motion to the joint. ...Read more