Orthopedics Community
Can't rotate forearm
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to orthopedics, back pain, bone or joint pain, broken bones, hip or knee replacement, neck and shoulder pain, orthopedic surgery, spinal injury, sports injury, and tennis elbow.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Can't rotate forearm

I fractured my forearm and was in a hard cast for about 2 months. When the cast came off, I was told the forearm was 90% healed. It has been 3 weeks since the cast has come off and the part of my forearm where the break was feels fine. however, i am not able to fully rotate my forearm. I can get my palm to face up but not to face down. will this problem fix itself in a couple of weeks? or will i need surgery of some sort?
1248623 tn?1406812015
This should have been answered by your doctor, or you should leave a message with the nurse. When the cast came off, you should have been instructed on soft tissue recovery exercises.
It is most likely tendon tightening, from 2 months of immobility. You should start with hand squeeze exercises and  wrist and arm stretching exercises.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Orthopedics Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank