Broken Upper Arm Guide

We rely on the use of our arms and legs for our day to day lives, so when you suddenly find yourself in a position where you can no longer use your arm properly it can be very difficult. If you suffer a broken upper arm, you will have to deal with the discomfort and pain but also with the frustration of not being able to carry out your daily tasks including simple ones that we generally take for granted such as showering or going to the toilet. Recovery can be a long process based on the level of the injury but by taking care and ensuring you get appropriate follow-up treatment, you can recover fully after suffering a broken upper arm.

What are the signs of a broken upper arm?

Also known as the humerus, the long bone in the upper arm can be broken in a number of ways. You can look out for a range of signs that may indicate that you have a broken upper arm. This includes:

  • Swelling
  • \bruising
  • Humerus bone pain
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Lack of shoulder movement
  • Physical signs and odd appearance of upper arm

The causes of a broken upper arm

If you suffer a break in your upper arm, this could be through one of a number of causes. Some of the common causes associated with this type of injury include heavy falls or trips, direct trauma such as when playing contact sports, work related injuries, and accidents on the road. Broken humerus bone in elderly is also common. The severity of the injury can vary and this will affect the treatment given as well as the recovery time.

How long does it take for a broken upper arm to heal?

The proximal humerus fracture healing time can be lengthy, so you could find that your arm is out of action for several months. You can try and speed up the healing time by making sure you rest the arm and do not put it under any strain. It is also important to use the right broken humerus sleeping position with your upper arm hanging rather than trying to support it on a pillow. You can further aid the healing process through the use of physiotherapy, which you can get privately and free of charge. For more information on this, get in touch with our team.

What free private treatment can I qualify for?

If you have broken your upper arm, you may be entitled to free private treatment. This includes a fractured humerus sling, a cast, and other forms of proximal humerus fracture treatment based on the injury. In addition, you need to make sure you do humerus fracture recovery exercises to help regain strength and mobility in your arm. This can be gained through private physiotherapy, which you may be able to access for free. If you would like further information, just call and we will be happy to help.

How can I recover safer and possibly faster from a broken upper arm?

This type of injury can be really debilitating, so it is little wonder that people want to recover as quickly as possible. Taking care while your arm is healing and making sure you keep it in the right position will help. Also, undertaking physiotherapy to rebuild the muscle strength and movement in your upper arm is vital. You can get free private treatment for this. Our friendly team can provide you with further details so call us today.

Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment

Huge numbers of people pay for treatment or wait on the NHS when they could be entitled to free private treatment. We are able to arrange this treatment free of charge no matter what your UK location is, and it will be provided in your own area. For further information on whether you qualify for this free private treatment for a broken upper arm and to get more details, get in touch.