Users' questions

What can you do with a broken arm?

What can you do with a broken arm?

A simple break might be treated with a sling, ice and rest. However, the bone may require realignment (reduction) in the emergency room. A more complicated break might require surgery to realign the broken bone and to implant wires, plates, nails or screws to keep the bone in place during healing.

What do you do when your child has a cast?

Casts that don’t have a special waterproof liner must stay dry. Even kids who are old enough to bathe alone will need help to keep the cast dry while bathing. Younger kids should get sponge baths. To give a sponge bath, use a wet sponge or washcloth to wash and rinse your child.

What should you not do with a broken arm?


  • do not eat or drink anything in case you need surgery to fix the bone when you get to hospital.
  • do not try to use the affected arm or wrist.

Can a child go to school with a cast?

you can usually return to school or work with a cast, but you should avoid strenuous activities that may damage the broken bone or cast.

What is the best method aid for a fractured arm?

Apply pressure to the wound with a sterile bandage, a clean cloth or a clean piece of clothing. Immobilize the injured area. Don’t try to realign the bone or push a bone that’s sticking out back in.

Why do broken bones hurt more at night?

During the night, there is a drop in the stress hormone cortisol which has an anti-inflammatory response. There is less inflammation, less healing, so the damage to bone due to the above conditions accelerates in the night, with pain as the side-effect.

Do broken bones ache as they heal?

When you suffer a fracture, it will eventually heal and recover to the point that you no longer experience pain. Unfortunately, this does not happen for everyone. Some people may continue to experience pain long after the fracture and soft tissues have finished healing.

How do I keep my toddler’s arm in a sling?

The way you put the sling on the child is to place their arm in the sling. Then wrap the strap around their neck, loop it through the D-rings (both at once) and then fold the strap back up and Velcro the strap to itself. Velcro the top of the sling closed to keep the arm from sliding forward and out of the sling.

Does insurance cover waterproof cast?

They may not be covered by insurance. You’ll have to wait 1 to 2 weeks after your injury to get a waterproof cast put on, so you may need another type of cast or a splint first. An experienced technician needs to put on and remove the cast.

What is the most common fracture in a child?

Forearm fractures are the most common fractures in children, responsible for up to 50 percent of all fractures, and are much more common than leg fractures. This is because it is a common reflex to throw out your arms to catch yourself when you fall. When Are Bone Fractures Cause for Concern?

What kind of activities can I do with a broken arm?

Activity Ideas For Children With Broken Arms. 1 bike riding. 2 climbing. 3 running. 4 wrestling (or “wrassling” in the South) with friends/siblings. 5 physical education class at school. 6 contact sports. 7 cheerleading. 8 dancing.

How old is a child with a broken arm?

My eight-year-old broke her arm this summer, and I realized just how many activities kids CAN’T do when they only have one arm they can use! Thankfully my readers and blog friends stepped in with some great activities.

Can you go to the beach with a broken arm?

For the time being, it means no water activities, and even more emphatically, no sand. It also means no bike riding, no skating, no jump roping, and all sorts of activities my daughter loves. But the ban on the beach is the worst this week. We’re in Maine for 10 days, and typically, she would go to the beach almost every day. But not this year.