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23KAIYA Posts: 4,935
12/1/11 8:11 P

I second what Nancy said and so far all the advice she's given me has been dead on!
My personal experience (I am NOT a doctor) I use a stationary recumbent bike and take it easy when I have an upper body injury. I also make sure I have a buddy with me.

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12/1/11 7:40 P


This would be something you should talk with your doctor about as to what exercises he/she has cleared you to do. As for diet, now is not the time to cut back on calories since your body needs the calories to allow for proper repair of the bone.

I wish you a SPEEDY recovery!
Coach Nancy

12/1/11 6:31 P

So, I fell and broke my arm 4 days ago. I am usually very active, running 5 miles 4-5 times a week and had been working with a personal trainer for strength and circuit training.

Since I can't move my left arm and have been lazier than usual due to pain and pain medication, what suggestions do you have for exercise while I heal?

I realize I will lose muscle tone in my broken arm and can't do any high-impact routines because of pain and my decreased range of motion. Has anyone else experienced a similar situation? I've never broken anything before so I don't know what to do??

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