News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   



Doctors Lounge - Orthopedics Answers

"The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Orthopedics Answers List

Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: ******healed fracture pain*****

 gerwalsh27 - Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:05 am

i fractured my lower arm about four years ago,and every now and then i get shooting pains up from just above my wrist to just below the elbow (the general area of the healed fracture), it happen when i lift something heavy or push on it the wrong comes and goes, we are having very damp weather at the moment and someone said it could be that.anyway its quiet sore any suggestions of whats wrong would be great, maybe this is normal for old fractures.

 Dr. Wafaa Abdel-Hadi - Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:08 pm

Dear gerwalsh27,

If your fracture was compound (in multiple areas of the bone) and not a simple one, then in some scenarios depending on when and how it was treated and If it was well or mal-united ,alot of factors influence the pain you are feeling.

Most probably you had a slight nerve injury at the time of fracture that is causing that shooting pain...nerve cells regenerate very slowly and I advice you to take vitamin B12 to help in that.

Best regards,


Check a doctor's response to similar questions


advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application


 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)



Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

Copyright © 2001-2016
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.