I've never posted here before so apologies if this is the wrong area.
About 2 weeks ago I broke my arm playing soccer. I was told I would need an operation and that it would take 6-8 weeks to sort itself. During the operation I had a metal plate put in my arm to mend the break (which was at my forearm).
Since the operation I've had very little pain in my arm but, then again, I've not been trying to use it at all.
My main problem is the hand on the arm that I broke. I have no feeling in the pads of my thumbs and forefinger along with a numb sensation in the 'pad' of my hand (just beneath my thumb). I cannot clench a fist and can only bend my thumb so far under it's own power.
Perhaps I'm being a bit premature but is this normal after breaking an arm? Any help or comments are greatly appreciated.
Thanks very much for your reply. I have a meeting with my local doctor tommorrow so I will say to him then. I next see the surgeon on the 13th May so I'm hopeful he'll check it all out but I'll say to him too.
Your information about the muscles in the arm and the nerve has reassured me alot. Now I can go back to just being bored during the day and desperate to go back to work.