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After recovering from surgery, plate and screws from a broken radius back in January, I have now developed nasty shooting pain from the outside of my shoulder down toward my elbow. Apparently my therapy should have included range of motion exercises during the time my wrist was basically useless. I do have an appointment in 10 days with a specialist. In the meantime I'm been told to use heat and ibuprophen. Doesn't seem to help much.
The pain is getting worse. I am struggling putting on shirts/jackets and having a very difficult time simply putting my hair in a ponytail. I don't want to use my arm at all.
What is anyone's experience with this? It seems the more I use it the worse the pain gets yet if I rest it I lose even more range of motion.
What treatment can I expect? How about time of recovery? Full recovery possible? What should I be doing prior to my doctor's appointment?
Thanks so much!
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