Shoulder Fracture

Kathy on August 29th, 2008

“Outstanding progress,” wrote Jeremy Zell, my physical therapist at Ability Rehabiliation.  After 4 weeks in physical therapy, I have recovered most of the range of motion that I had before I fractured my shoulder last June.  Jeremy has increased my muscle strengthening exercises.  Every day I am able to do something that I couldn’t do […]

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The first two sessions of physical therapy following the healing of my shoulder fracture consisted of a variety of stretches, but the next two sessions also featured some strength training.  What a welcome activity!  The muscles in my left arm and back had atrophied while the shoulder was immobilized and had hardly any power of […]

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Kathy on July 31st, 2008

Six weeks ago, I fractured my shoulder in four places in a bicycle accident. It was a miserable break, requiring morphine in the ER. Now, six weeks later, x-rays reveal that the bone is healed, and the sling-and-swath device can come off! If you have broken your shoulder and wonder what to do to make […]

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Kathy on July 30th, 2008

Today’s visit to the orthopedic specialist yielded terrific news: The x-ray of my shoulder revealed that the shoulder fractures have healed! The doctor said I no longer need the sling or the swath, and I am to begin physical therapy right away. My left arm has very little strength or range of motion after having […]

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Kathy on July 14th, 2008

A new problem popped up this week as I began Week #3 of healing my shoulder fracture: itching! I started waking up in the middle of the night, itching incessantly on my back, chest, abdomen, and left arm and shoulder. No amount of scratching relieved the itch, so I tried soaking in a hot vinegar […]

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Kathy on July 3rd, 2008

I received some words of encouragement from Dr. Steven D’Antonio, the naturopathic doctor who first started me on the healthier diet and supplements that grew to become my OsteoDiet for reversing osteoporosis and promoting bone health. When he read about my biking accident, Dr. Steve wrote: “Sorry to hear about your fall. With all of […]

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Orthopedic surgeon Dr. George White and his physician’s assistant, Mr. Steven Anderson, had another X-ray taken of my arm to see if the shoulder bones are staying in the right position for healing. They are! So, now it’s two weeks down, ten to go in healing from the fractures. I go back again next week […]

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