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Any idea how long a broken arm hurts?


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Hello,
This is the first time that I have ever broken a bone, so I do not know what to expect.
Does any one know how long before it does not hurt so bad?
I broke it resterday when I sliped and fell at Walmart.
This is one thing that I could have done with out!
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It depends on how you treat it. When I broke my wrist a few years back, my mother treated it homeopathically, and the immediate pain was lessened very quickly after the bone was put in a cast.
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I broke it resterday when I sliped and fell at Walmart.

make sure i get part of your settlement
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I broke it resterday when I sliped and fell at Walmart.

make sure i get part of your settlement

It would be nice to get a settlement, but I do not know what is going to happen at this point.
I have a computer that Ineed both hands to fix and no Idea how I can do this with just my left hand.
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sorry to hear about your arm, the pain should be less in about a week :)
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That sucks, hfcg. I've never broken my arm, but my daughter has several times. Her pain always seemed to be lessened as soon as she was in a cast. Having the bones aligned and stable does help, but it also depends on the severity. I had a friend who just broke her arm in November, and had to wait several days before they operated and put a plate in her arm. She had a brace, but she needed the surgery before it started feeling better.
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I went to the Orthopedic Doctor this afternoon and got the cast on.
The cast helps a great deal, now if I can only quit bumping my hand!
But the worst thing is trying to use a mouse with my left hand. Typing is not so bad, but that mouse does not want to behave at all.
Thank you for all of the kind words.
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:)

I hope you heal soon.
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Sue! Sue! Get yourself an awesome lawyer.

I'll fix the computer for you no charge, just post it here... :)

Troy
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Haha! I'll help! :)
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He's a lot closer... Postage would be cheaper.
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:)
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Hi Buddy,feeling better?
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Glad to hear that you are feeling less pain, I hope you heal up soon.

Edited by keithr128, 12 January 2009 - 04:20 PM.

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Any idea how long a broken arm hurts?

Not nearly as long as a dislocated shoulder. Suck it up man.

The advice to move the hand as much as possible might be good for one patient, but for most, that's a really bad idea. If you move it, you may keep it from healing properly. Depending on the size of the muscles, you can easily move the bones inside the cast if you flex them.

I know from experience.

Stick with what your doctor tells you.
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