What's This About?
Arms & Elbows is focused on arm issues from the shoulder to the hand that affect adults and not just fractures or other conditions, but therapy, diet, exercise, and mental health.
Fractures of the arm in adults account for nearly half of all broken bones. Most will heal normally however, many are associated with a high risk of delayed union, non-union, and other complications due to risk factors such age, osteoporosis, diabetes, and smoking.
Arm issues are not just about fractures. Other conditions include tendonitis and bursitis, nerve problems, joint changes, arthritis and osteoarthritis, loss of muscle mass, stiffness, pain, chronic skin conditions, and sun sensitivity that can lead to cancer. And as most things, all these issues tend to increase with age.
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A Little Background . . .
We tend to take for granted the workings of our body until something is not working. For me, the founder of this site, it was when my perfectly healthy and active (but not “young”) body fell off a ladder doing an art project. It was like a slow-motion movie scene as I felt myself hurling toward the tile floor. It was a direct hit to my elbow shattering it and various other parts of my arm into a bunch of pieces. Surgery put my arm back together utilizing a variety of metal, screws, new parts, and possibly some duct tape. Then, eight months later I had a second surgery just to remove scar tissue with the promise from my doctor that doing so would greatly improve my range of motion. My arm would be almost normal again – except that during surgery the doctor broke my distal humerus (one of the bones that hadn’t broken before). Oops.
After spending the better part of two months laying on the couch binge watching pretty much everything, arm in a splint (for 2 months) and very itchy, and downing more than a few pain pills, I decided I had two choices; become addicted to pain pills or do something constructive.
So, I started a website as I tried to understand the various stages of my arm injury short and long term, as well as get a grip on my mental health, anger, and depression. After all, it’s just an arm, right?
That’s the incident brief. If you’re interested, you can read the details in the BLOG category MY STORY – FIRST POST.
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