If your arm hurts severely or pain lasts after an injury, you should call a health care professional to determine if a bone may be fractured. You also should see a health care professional after an injury that results in numbness or weakness in the hand or wrist, even if the injury itself seemed minor.
For most fractures of the humerus, the outlook is excellent, especially in people age 35 and younger. After proper treatment and rehabilitation, more than...Read more
Reader's Question: I am 56 years old and was recently diagnosed with osteopenia of my hip with a T score of -1.7. My spine was normal. ... Read more »
Hip fracture? You're not alone. Every year more than a quarter of a million people in North America have one. When this many people are affected,... Read more »
Fatigue fractures, also called stress fractures, are caused by overusing a limb. The muscles become unable to absorb the shock to the limb (usually... Read more »