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I broke my upper part of my arm and now having the pain

I broke the upper part of my left arm in two places ten years ago. on 6/23/11 my sister passed away. I have had a dull ache, which is worst at night since then. what can I do to stop the pain? will it every stop?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jul 2011
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Hello Mr.Holland
Welcome to HealthcareMagic.The pain you mentioned could be due to tendonitis or synovitis,carpal tunnel sundrome( compression of nerve), due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, some vascular problem.Hypothyroidism also might cause a compression of certain nerves causing this kind of pain. It could even be, as you mentioned, unheeled fracture( a scaphoid/colles fracture) or due to a malunion of the old fracture. A baseline Xray would help to some extent, although all abnormalities are seldom seen on Xray. Your orthopedician would guide you if an MRI/ CT scan is mandated.Avoid exessive us.e of the affected part. Please take advice of an orthopedician.Hope my advice is usefull enough for you. Wish you sooner recovery.Take care
Answered: Mon, 1 Aug 2011
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