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I Am Using Splint. How To Preserve Arm Muscle ?

I am an athlete and I recently hurt my left arm. I will be in a splint for 6 weeks but do not want to lose any muscle. Is there anything I can do or eat to preserve the muscles in my arm?
Sat, 16 Apr 2011
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
what have u been diagnosed? is it shoulder joint?
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Dentist, Implantology Dr. Prof. R.R.Mahendra Raj's  Response
Mild exercise by a physio under the supervision of orthopedic will help you to maintain the muscle.At the same time too little time of six weeks will not cause any gross atrophy of your muscle.Therefore,not to worry.
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I Am Using Splint. How To Preserve Arm Muscle ?

what have u been diagnosed? is it shoulder joint?