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Should I express concern over severe pain in arm that has a metal plate?

I have a metal plate in my arm that was put in about a year ago for a severe break. It seemed to have healed fine and wasn t giving me any problems for a while. Recently I have had two occasions where I have been getting severe pain for about a week. I feel like I can hardly move the arm. Is this normal, or should I be concerned? Would having the plate removed help this?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Oct 2012
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If there is a pian in the area, then it needs to be examined and X-rayed to detect any infection in the area. Removing the plate will decrease the pain.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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