My husband has torn a muscle in the upper arm. He's awaiting further diagnosis but it is taking time. As it is right now he's gotten NSAIDS and a gel to linger pain. He's got a big lump (probably parts of the torn muscle) on the inside of his elbow and one in the armpit. A muscle that tears is like a rubber band snapping.
I am irritated that it takes so long to get the ultrasound and biopsy done but I realize there are things that are worse...
Can anyone tell me what happens when he's gotten the diagnose? Is the muscle-piece that's injured going to be surgically removed or will it be untangled and sutured up?
He did only lift too heavy to help a lady on his work-team (because she had backproblems), so it's not an actual sport injury, rather occupational injury.
Very informative. It feels quite unfair that my husband has to wait so long, but I understand that the hospital needs to prioritize. Also, to get an MR-scan he's got to travel 140 km so initial assessment falls on the easier, cheaper x-ray. If nothing is seen on x-ray, they go for ultrasound. Local hospital, limited gear... It is soon 4 weeks since he injured the arm, but it took him 3 weeks to decide whether to seek aid for it or not.
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