I had elbow fracture four years ago. Following which I have limited ROM and stiffness. Now, I am also experiencing numbness, tingling and pain in palm and fingers. Why?
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I had a fall from two wheeler on out stretched arm four years ago. The doctor took x-ray and said it was partial radial head fracture. I was in cast for three weeks. After cast removal, I was prescribed active exercise to regain full movement. Ten days after cast removal, I went back to the doctor. I had not regained full movement, so physiotherapy was recommended. The first few sessions of therapy were very painful and I lost the movement that I had before. I took a week break and started physio again. Next eight months I did everything I was asked to do for regaining movement including using heat modalities like hot water, heating pad and bee wax, active exercises and passive. The therapist could fully extend and flex my hand to touch my shoulder. But, it was increasingly painful and my hand got more stiff. After nine months, I went back to the doctor. As per his recommendation I got a CT scan done which showed inflammation of joint. Immediately, I was asked to stop all physiotherapy and only do active exercise. I have not got a measurement of ROM. My full flexion would make a 90 degree angle and extension would be 120. I might have about 30 degree play in the joint. No pain or discomfort and I am able to lift weights. Because of limitation in flexion, I experience difficulty in eating with right hand, combing, wearing ear rings and cannot use the right hand to talk on phone. I have learnt to live with these limitations. Last couple of days, I am experiencing numbness and pain in the palm and fingers. Mostly early morning and sometimes during the day. I have attached all the reports given by my doctor and scan taken nine months after trauma and another scan taken last year. Please help.
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Injury four years back.Investigations to be done:
1. ROM charting with physical therapist.
2. X-ray of the affected elbow.
Intra-articular loose body.Regarding follow up:
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