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I am recovering from a broken elbow. Is swimming a safe way to build muscle and get in shape?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Assuming that the fracture is completely healed and you have been told to start exercising, swimming is an excellent way to rehabilitate and strengthen muscles that have been immobilized due to a fracture.
Consult with your physician or physical therapist on which specific aquatic exercises can be beneficial for your particular condition.

In brief: Yes
Assuming that the fracture is completely healed and you have been told to start exercising, swimming is an excellent way to rehabilitate and strengthen muscles that have been immobilized due to a fracture.
Consult with your physician or physical therapist on which specific aquatic exercises can be beneficial for your particular condition.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
As long as your doctor has said the bone has healed, swimming is great.

In brief: Yes
As long as your doctor has said the bone has healed, swimming is great.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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