Swelling after fracture

Patient

Q: Hello, i have a left humerus fracture and after being cast and allowed home i have developed oedema in my legs an left hand, what should i do?

Symptoms:  Swelling,burning throbbing
Doctor

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you.
Slight swelling is common after cast application.
Make sure that you keep moving your fingers. However, you should see your doctor once again just to check that if the cast is very tight causing obstruction to blood flow.
Also, get a prescription of anti-inflammatory pain killer from your doctor.
I hope it helps.
If you have any further query, please ask me.
Stay Healthy.

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