The humerus, or arm bone, extends from the shoulder to the elbow joint, helping position the hand during daily activities such as eating. A break to this lengthy bone in the upper arm requires medical attention. Treating a fractured humerus most commonly involves immobilization through the use of a collar and cuff or a cast for about six to eight weeks, depending on the severity of the fracture. Following recovery from a broken shoulder involves physical therapy exercises to help regain the shoulder joints natural range of motion, strength, and normal functioning in the arm and shoulder.
After experiencing a shoulder fracture, it is important to seek medical attention to begin treatment as soon as possible. Following up with the appropriate exercises during the active recovery stage of rehabilitation can help improve symptoms. For more information, please feel free to ask Dr. Jimenez or contact us at (915) 850-0900.