Stiff Elbow After A Humerus Fracture

Aug 25, 2013

My elbow become very stiff after a humerus fracture, especially after elbow immobilization for an extended period of time, I was trying to practice a Six Pack Active Hand Exercises but i can't execute an exercises number : (3) and (4) because i can't bend my fingers more than 90 ; and i can't make a fist .

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Orthopedics :: Fractured Humerus (midshaft), Elbow And Radial Nerve Damage

I had a fall on june 17th 2014. Fell about 20 feet onto a concrete floor. I fractured the humerus, fairly simple fracture straight across the midshaft, no surgery. fracture to the elbow, and got radial nerve damage.

It is now week 14 and although the nerves are back and my wrist is fully functional, both fractures are yet to heal, the humerus fracture is fairly straight, and some callous is appearing, but there is still movement in the fracture site. And the elbow still shows a fracture.

I now have an electromagnetic device to help with the healing, 30 mins a day i can use it for.

Just wanted to know if anyones had success with one?

Also seeing as i broke the elbow the arm has been held in a sling this whole time, without straightening of the arm, so the inside of my elbow is getting very inflamed, but not painful yet, anything i can do to help it?

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Broken Humerus Spiral Fracture

On January 31, I fell on ice walking my dogs and fractured my surgical neck of my arm and have a very large spiral fracture down my humorous. Initially the pain was pretty bad, I struggled with sleeping, but after day seven it started feeling a little less painful. But then I met with orthopedic again and he put me in a plastic brace to help align the bone and now the pain is almost unbelievable. The only thing I am taking is Tylenol because any kind of opiate makes me very nauseous, and I have a history stomach ulcer so I cannot take Ibuprofen. This whole ordeal has been a huge struggle for me to go from a very active person to sitting in the recliner all day long. I am alone also most of the days because my husband has to go to work. It's been really hard for me not to become overwhelmingly depressed. I'm dealing with the guilt of not being able to go to work as I am a supervisor of a program. In addition I have four animals that are being neglected because I don't have the energy and stamina to do anything with them. Not being able to be self-sufficient is also extremely saddening to me. It is hard for me to see the future when when the orthopedic is saying it will be at least six weeks before I will start seeing some changes. I have tried to keep my mind occupied with things but all I want to do is get better. How has other folks dealt with the pain, the lack of independence and the feeling of being cooped up?

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Physiotherapy To Get A Good ROM After Humerus Fracture?

On January the 19th I broke my humerus - transverse fracture, slightly not aligned -(I'm 23). I had a surgery after a couple of days with percutaneous fixation with wires, then I was put in a sling for over a month. About two weeks ago I removed the wires in day surgery and was told to try and remove the sling and make some pendulum exercise with my arm.

At the moment I've recovered the elbow movement nearly at 100%, but I can't raise my arm nor move it anywhere. In a couple of days I'll have another X Ray, then an orthopedic examination.

I think and hope the doctor will tell me to start physiotherapy... I'd like to ask you how much time I will need to recover a good range of movement for ordinary life activities (like driving, wearing normally, running)

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Humerus Fracture Heals Without A Permanent deformity?

Four months ago I fractured my humerus in a car accident and got taken to hospital where I had my arm put in a sling. After a month the bone had begun to heal, but very slowly. My doctor said he wasn't sure whether my arm would fully heal without a permanent deformity. I have displayed a picture of the x ray for the last 2 months x rays and any opinions on what I should do would be much appreciated. I am begining to lose faith in my doctors decision to leave it. I have told him that I want the bone replacing but he said it would be risky going through surgery but I have been put on a waiting list nonetheless.

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Proximal Humerus Fracture And Dislocation Of Shoulder

On the 30th November I was crossing a road and was struck by a car.

I was knocked unconscious, but after getting taken to a&e and CT scans and xrays they found I had a proximal humerus fracture

The hospital I was admitted to were terrible at giving me information, but I was told I needed it fixed with an operation. Turns out the shoulder was dislocated and the humerus broken right by it.

Eventually they took me down to surgery on the 4th December (was in hospital the whole time)

The next day I was sent home, being told just to flex and move fingers and straighten my arm from the elbow.

2 weeks later I had a check up, doctor was happy but told me very little. I asked if I should be doing anything else, he said nothing.

After 4 weeks, when no NHS physiotherapy appointment had been scheduled, I went private and started doing pendulum exercises. A week later, I was told to assist my injured arm in moving while lying down and the arm being bent at the elbow.

Today I received a very last minute NHS physiotherapy appointment, I went and it appears if I lie down and move my injured arm (assisted or not) the shoulder moves fine, but if I'm standing it is as if the shoulder isn't moving inside, like the ball isn't moving and the shoulder physically moves up.

I haven't got another appointment with the hospital until the 16th

The NHS physiotherapist was worried about my range of motion and said it needs to be weekly appointments.

I'm 24 years old, not over or under weight, fairly good diet, smoke (have cut down) rarely drink

I normally ride a motorbike and drive a car and I really miss being able to!

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Dislocation Of Shoulder Joint With Fracture In Humerus

last month i met with an accident. Then i undergone the k-wire surjury.after the surjery the docter Mr.vedamoorthy from tenkasi,who done the surgery he teken the x-ray.The x-ray is like this.Now 38 days dislocated hemerrus bone is like this. Now what to do?. 

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Proximal Humerus Fracture 4 Parts - How Long Will It Take For A Union

I'm 30, have proximal humerus fracture 4part & ORIF with plate,

Now I'm in the 7 week I started therapy before 2 weeks ago, I'm concerned about the union of fracture the doctor said it may take 2-3 months tile unite.

Should I keep taking therapy or wait till healing of fracture?

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Mid Shaft Humerus Fracture - Itching And Fluid Build Up Under Brace

I'm a 19 year old girl in good health and no previous broken bones or medical conditions. 8 days ago

I fractured my humerus, mid shaft. Its an oblique fracture. I had an appointment with a orthopedic surgeon and

The bone is perfectly aligned now and the feeling in my fingers and wrist is back. I still cannot move my lower arm.

I was fitted with a brace about 13 hours into the break, and I can no longer feel the bones clicking. The past couple days I

Have had an intense itching under the brace and tonight it got so bad I stuck a cotton swab under the mesh slip to itch it. When I looked at the swab it was a little bloody and had puss and what looked like peeling skin on it. When I looked on the back of my arm under the mesh slip I saw a red rash. It looks and feels very raw. Is this normal?

Also, my elbow and lower arm is extremely swollen. I know this is from the buildup of fluids. But on the underside of my elbow there is a huge bluish purplish reddish bruise. Is this normal?

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Humerus Fracture - Limited Hand And Wrist Movement Due To Nerve Damage

I am 2 week into my broken fracture in my humerus just above the elbow

The doctors undertook surgery and after the surgery they did say my nerve was damaged in the process as I had a metal plate inserted to put back the broken bones together if that make sense.

Whilst I understand the fracture will take a while to heal I am real concerned about my nerve injury I can't move my thumb freely, I can't move wrist at all I can bend my fingers but I can't straighten

My splint is tight so I do loosen this and try to do exercise with my hand.

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Orthopedics :: Why Can't I Straighten My Elbow / Arm

Why cant i straighten my elbow / arm after fall?

6 weeks ago i had a nasty fall on my elbow and my elbow got really bruised and swollen since then my arm got back to normal but i cannot straighten it at all and i am in alot of pain .. i had it xrayed and is not broken .

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Orthopedics :: Elbow - No Bend Or Stretch All The Way

Recently I have noticed that I can't bend my elbow all the way and I assume it's because I worked it too much and didn't stretch. It only hurts a little bit when I try to extend it all the way. Is there any way I can fix it?

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Rheumatoid Arthritis :: Pain In Elbow And Ribs

I wonder whether anyone else has experienced this sharp pain simultaneously in their elbow and rib. Mine is on the right side and the pain is literally at exactly the same time and in my rib it seems to be directly adjacent from my elbow with my arm down by my side.  It started two nights ago. I have been in touch with ra nurses but had to just leave a message, yesterday, but nobody has come back to me yet.  It really is an odd pain, but really sharp and stops me in my tracks.  It will go on for several minutes, breaking off every few seconds, then will go off for a few hours and then start again. Also my upper abdomen seems really distended, I have no idea whether that is connected in any way.

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General :: Left Arm Numb From Elbow To Fingers

My left arm has been going numb from my elbow to all of my fingers and hand. I work at a desk. Sometimes I can't even type. I drink water and coffee. I was born with a double aortic arch. Had surgery at 4 days old, never had any heart problems since then. My arm has been doing this for a couple of months and will stay that way anywhere from 15 minutes to 3 or 4 hours. Should I see a doctor or what can I do?

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Stiff Red Clitoris With Pain After Fingering Myself

Background story is that I have teased myself per say when I was little but never actually fully fingered myself and I have never had an orgasm. I am not a virgin anymore since a few months ago. Okay so here's what happened. I was fingering myself for the first time in forever and it was my first time stimulating my clitoris. It felt good so I kept going harder. I've never reached an orgasm but I think I got close because my face ears and body felt like it got hot. I stopped. Today I felt the top of my vagina begin to hurt like it was bruised whenever I sat down. Later on I tried to finger myself again and stimulate my clitoris but it hurt and felt good. I continued to go rough because that's how I liked it and it felt good and I stopped and looked at my clitoris and it had like a red stiff circular lump inside the hole. I ignored ur and continued until it hurt and I checked again and it had gotten really red and stiff and swollen all together. My question is what happened and how do I make the pain go away?

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Penis :: Less Stiff Erections Due To Stress? Environment Change?

I'm soon to be 19 in a few days. Ever since starting college last fall, maybe about 6 months ago, my erections started getting less stiff - to which now they only ever get about half, sometimes three quarters as hard. I cum a lot quicker as well, albeit without really feeling much pleasure when I rub myself.. I used to get really hard ever since I had erections, sometimes lasting long whiles back in highschool.

I'm still a virgin. I haven't really had any girlfriends here in college, I'm quite shy if this plays into it at all. I also have a roommate, so I just do my "business" in the bathroom or shower, since I don't have privacy in my room like I did back at home. And even when I returned home for break for 4 weeks, or just occasional weekends, I still wouldn't get as hard as I did before college, nothing would change. I don't even get as excited as I once did in public when I see really attractive girls and such either. This has me having crazy stress and anxiety right now, making all my college stress worse.. I questioned if college stress could be a cause, but figured I've also been stressed in high school before and never had this issue.

It gives me a total lack of confidence, and I'm not sure what I'd do if I managed to meet a girl here and I had to explain this. I eat just well, always trying to have a banana sometimes, special K cereal every morning along with waffles, sandwich or such for lunch and soup and turkey/potatoes or a burger for dinner. I always drink water. Occasionally I'll drink milk for breakfast. I've never smoked, I don't do drugs. I've taken vitamins and antihistamines for allergies, but have stopped those almost a month ago with still no change. Please help with any possible answers.

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Gabapentin :: For Years - Shoulder Aches And Stiff Neck With Headache

I have been on 100 mg once or twice a day for a long time, originally after a foot operation. Advised to keep on, to help arthritis pain and after effects of hip operations etc. The dose was raised to 300 mg at night and 100 mg twice a day. I always feel rather odd and have muscular convulsions over a long time, before the dose increased. Currently have shoulder aches and stiff neck with headache, put down as tension. Has anyone had similar problems, could it be the gabapentin, - so difficult to tell?

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Vitamin D Deficiency And Exercise - Muscles And Joints Are Stiff And Painful

I've just had a blood test which showed vitamin D deficiency. I have very little energy, my muscles and joints are stiff and painful, and my feet really hurt when I try to walk any distance. I've always been very fit and active so I'm wondering whether I should push myself to exercise even though I don't feel like it or whether I risk making my condition worse by pushing myself too hard. I'm taking vitamin D supplements but I've seen from other posts on this forum that it might take months to get better. I find swimming less painful than walking or cycling so maybe that is okay?

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Reduced Uric Acid Level - Still Foot And Wrist Stiff / Pain

I am 26 years old, it's been more than 4 months I am suffering from pain in both of my foot, ankles and left wrist, I took all the test and found Uric acid was too high in my blood, doc prescribed me fuboxstate tablet and within 2 weeks it came down to 2.2, it's been more than 3 weeks since I lowered my Uric acid, but still pain is not going away and both if my foot and left wrist have swollen and stiff, I drink 2 ltr of water, have lowered my food intake,specially meat, chickens, alcohol and dairy products,

Just to add, in the first week of Jan2016 I met with an accident, had stitches on my right knee, that took approx 2 months to cure, but that time there were no pain in my foot, pain started in my foot when I got a new shoe in feb 2016, I thought it might go away with time as this was just bcoz of new shoe, also I started taking protein x powder without any exercise, I know it was a big mistake I made.

My question is,

1- Based on my above comments is there anything else causing pain as my uric acid is down?

2- is it possible any of my nerves misplaced due to the accident or new shoe and causing pain and swelling?

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Arthritis :: 1st Knuckle On Index Finger Is Pretty Swollen / Stiff And Fairly Painful

I have had this for over a week, and it seems to be getting worse.  I am 33 and in very good health.

The 1st knuckle on my index finger is pretty swollen, stiff and has a fair amount of pain when I bend or touch it.  I have already been to urgent care, and was told it was not infected due to no heat or redness.  I was given Ibuprofen and a splint, told to follow up tomorrow if no improvement.  They sugest bloodwork to test for uric acid or arthritis.  he said possibly gout, but that is usually more painful.  I do eat a high red meat diet, with higher purine foods- ie aspargus and beans.

I do not recall injuring it enough to cause anything like this.  i do crick my knuckles- old habit I am slowly breaking- but that has never given me problems either.  I have started cold compress today and occasional war, Ill see what that does.

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Osteomyelitis In Right Arm Bone (Humerus)

In early January of this year (2008) I was working out at the gym one day with weights. I heard a "pop" in my upper right arm. Did not think much of it. Continued working out with weights for another 3 days. One night a terrible throbbing pain started in my upper right arm. It was bad. I knew it was not a "normal" pain. I went to my family doctor and had xrays. Everything came back normal. The pain continued. It was terrible. I went back to my family doctor the next week. By this time, I had terrible pain in my arm, and lost some range of motion in my shoulder. My doctor sent me for an ultrasound. It showed that I had a Shoulder Impingement/Frozen Shoulder. I thought, at the time, that this was the most terrible thing in the world. Boy, was I wrong. I began physio on my arm, took anti-inflammatories and painkillers. My ROOM came back, shoulder got better. I was still having terrible pain in my arm. That same "throbbing, pulsating" pain. I was not sleeping at this point. I went to see a few sports and rehabilitation doctors. I got a cortizone shot in my shoulder for the pain. Did not work. I requested another ultrasound from my doctor. It showed that I had a partial bicep tear. I thought that that was the cause of all my problems in the first place. So I began treating that. I had another cortisone shot in my bicep. It made things worse. I was a terrible mess. On painkillers, NSAIDS, anti-depressants, etc. I was at my "witts-end". On another last ditch attempt visit with my family doctor, he prescribed me antibiotics because he believed that I had an infection. My arm was swollen, sore to the touch, very painful, I had a fever, etc. The antibiotics worked. My swelling went down, the pain started to go away, I started to feel like myself again. I thought I was cured. In the meanwhile I had a bone scan. It came back "not normal". My pain doctor who made me have the bone scan told me to go to the hospital right away because he thought that I had cancer in my bone. At this point I was feeling better after being on antibiotics for only a few days. I was devastated. I could barely even believe it - in fact - I did not believe it. I was admitted to the hospital where I had numerous testing done. MRI, CT Scans, Xrays, bloodwork, etc. I was being treated for a bone infection and was on intravenous meds for 4 days. On my fifth day in the hospital, my doctor changed her diagnosis and told me out of the blue that she believed that I had cancer in my arm bone. Either Lymphoma or Sarcoma. Needless to say - I was in a state of shock. I was sent for a biopsy of my arm bone. I had to wait approximately 3 weeks from the date I was told that I had cancer until the day I received the results from the biopsy. I was told that I did not have cancer and had chronic Osteomyelitis. I was so happy to hear this news. I just went to go see an infectious disease doctor today. She told me that the damage to my humerus was bad and that it would not be "the same"anymore. I can't do any weightlifting anymore. I am on oral antibiotics for at least three months. I have a Staph bacteria that somehow nested in my arm bone. I am just thankful that it is not cancer. I do hope though that my infection goes away and NEVER comes back and that the damage to my humerus does not affect my every day to day life.

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