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Tips for dealing with my 5 year old's broken arm

My 5 year old broke his arm yesterday. We are getting excellent health care. I'm looking for advice on how to cope with the next 4-6 weeks he's in a cast. [more inside]
posted by thenormshow on May 25, 2016 - 21 answers

Why do I have screaming arm pain?

I've got recurrent excruciating pain in my arms that feels a lot like muscle fatigue after a good work out (acidosis) but isn't triggered by exercise. Please help me figure out why. [more inside]
posted by stoneweaver on Oct 23, 2015 - 10 answers

Sudden Rash on Face

Woke up Monday with a rash on my face. Now little bumps are appearing on my right forearm. I haven't done anything out of the ordinary. Can you develop sudden allergies to something and react this quickly? [more inside]
posted by monologish on Jul 1, 2015 - 18 answers

Short story about a one-armed girl and a bully

My brother has been looking for this short story for a while -- help me to make his Christmas! Details: A bully is tormenting everyone in school. The main character is a one-armed girl, who is generally disliked. A boy that she likes decides to stand up for everyone one day, and fights the bully. The bully beats him up, but the boy keeps getting up no matter how many times he gets hit. The crowd starts to root for the boy, and the bully starts to feel shaken. The girl, worried about the boy, goes to tell the teacher what's happening, and the teacher breaks it up. The bully is restored to power and the boy calls the girl a mean name. [more inside]
posted by cider on Dec 26, 2014 - 1 answer

Randomly getting a pump in one arm?

While working out tonight, I walked/ran for 15 minutes on the treadmill and started to warm up with light weights (one set of overhead barbell press). I then noticed that my left arm was engorged with blood - like a “pump” as if I had been working out intensely for a while, but my right was not. The medical advice line thought it wasn't cardiac, but I'd like to figure out what the cause might be. [more inside]
posted by Sexy Question Bot on Apr 9, 2014 - 15 answers

Torn arm muscle, rotator cuff injury - what has your experience been?

I really hurt my arm. I am going to the doctor, but I'm curious about people's general experiences with this type of injury, treatments, length of recovery, and general speculation about just what I did to myself, since it seems like I did several different things at once. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Feb 4, 2014 - 16 answers

I need to work on dexterity/fine motor skills in my non-dominant hand.

I have herniated discs in my neck that have resulted in some nerve issues in my left arm, with my hand as the latest victim. Specifically the last three fingers on my left hand have not been 100% lately. [more inside]
posted by elizardbits on Dec 6, 2013 - 13 answers

Should I risk losing an ARM?

Should we consider an ARM in the current mortgage market? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Aug 7, 2013 - 18 answers

Multi armed mythical humanoids

Are there mythological figures with three, four, five, six, seven or eight arms? If so, what are their names? Note, I'm specifically looking for humanoid type figures with more than two arms, not beasts such as Cerberus, the three headed dog or Hekatonkheires, the hundred eyed or headed giants. We're just talking arms here. I need to name a few things.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Jun 13, 2013 - 20 answers

Pain in my left arm?

You're not my doctor of course, but what could this be? I've been having a weird pain in my left arm all day. Details within.... [more inside]
posted by zarq on May 30, 2013 - 18 answers

Teach me how to sleep comfortably!

I slept wrong on my arm and it hurts. The problem is, I do this every night. [more inside]
posted by pdb on May 7, 2013 - 7 answers

Which home NAS with online backup for 2013?

I have a mess of ad-hoc backup systems, none of which “just work”. I would like to have a NAS that quietly backs up the cross-platform content I have, and also mirrors it online securely. I should probably budget for about 1-2 TB. I have no problem doing geeky setup stuff, but the less routine stuff I have to remember, the better. System details follow. [more inside]
posted by scruss on Feb 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Keep trying to remove the trap arm, cut it, or give up?

60-year-old house, trap arm and drain/vent are galvanized, trap arm is rusty and I want to remove it. Or should I cut it, or hire someone to do it for me? [more inside]
posted by davejay on Jan 17, 2013 - 11 answers

Medical question regarding physical bumps on fore arm.

I work with a person that routinely has bubble shaped rounded bumps on the underside of their fore arms. The bumps are approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter and ~ 1/2 inch high. The person generally has two bumps on each fore arm. Some days, there are no bumps. They don't seem to bother this person in any way. I have not asked them about this condition. The person has not mentioned anything about it and I don't want to embarrass the person by inquiring. I do know that this person has a child that is diabetic. I'm curious as to what type of medical condition, medication or injections that might generate this type of symptom. I could not find anything like it on Google searches...
posted by Jim Young on Jan 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Can anybody tell me...

What exactly is an "arm chair philosopher", and how is that different from a 'philosopher'?
posted by SarcasticSeraph on Sep 13, 2012 - 26 answers

The ows are not what they seem?

¡Left Handed Typing Alert! After a week of basic tenderness/muscle pull feeling centered between my shoulderblades, I've awoken today with an incredibly acute pain that's basically taken away the use of my right (dominant) arm. Help me pre-game the upcoming doctor's appointment to try and narrow down/assuage the cause as soon as possible. [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey on Aug 22, 2012 - 12 answers

What’s the best way to conceal or remove a very large, visible birthmark?

What’s the best way to conceal or remove a very large, visible birthmark? What makeup should I use, and how do I apply it? Birthmark and makeup details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2012 - 14 answers

How can nerve damage atrophy muscles?

Does anyone have any background on how nerve damage (or nerve something) can atrophy muscles? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jan 31, 2012 - 13 answers

What have I done to my shoulder?

What the hell did I do to my shoulder? All the details (as many as I can type) inside. [more inside]
posted by littlerobothead on Jan 17, 2012 - 8 answers

How can we possible afford the mortgage on a 500k house with only ten percent down?

Home Loans Question: How can we possible afford the mortgage on a 500k house with only ten percent down? [more inside]
posted by 2legit2quit on Sep 26, 2011 - 36 answers

I feel a bit like Dr. Strangelove

YANMD, YANAD. But, do you have any idea what might be going on with my hand/arm/fingers? General description: sharp, acute pain and lack of mobility, followed by growing tingling, burning, itching sensation. WAY more details inside. [more inside]
posted by strixus on Jun 1, 2011 - 8 answers

I'd give my right arm for an answer...

Should I just wait for my arm to get better? [more inside]
posted by b33j on May 10, 2011 - 14 answers

How to cope with a broken arm?

My girlfriend just broke her arm a few inches above the elbow (spiral fracture). She's currently in a splint and will possibly get a plate and pins in a few days. She works at a desk job, which she will return to after a week or two of rest. What can we do to make life easier (tips, special equipment, etc)?
posted by MeowForMangoes on Mar 19, 2011 - 13 answers

Bigger surgery or smaller?

Followup to this and this: I need surgery on my elbow to move the ulnar nerve, which is getting trapped by heterotopic ossification (extra bone inside the elbow arising from an old fracture.) Here's the wrinkle: there are two different surgeries I could have, and I have to choose which one I want -- today. [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Mar 1, 2011 - 4 answers

Should a 4 year old with a new cast be allowed in gym class?

One of my 4-year old students broke his arm on Saturday, and is now in a cast. The parents, and school directors, are encouraging him to still come to gym class (which I teach), and play soccer and run around. Am I alone in thinking this is a bad idea? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Feb 6, 2011 - 21 answers

Where can I find a swing arm lamp for a thick table?

Where can I find a swing arm lamp for a thick table? [more inside]
posted by Tallguy on Aug 9, 2010 - 4 answers

Why can't she move her broken arm?

Why can't she move her broken arm? [more inside]
posted by xla76 on Feb 23, 2010 - 9 answers

What might be behind my right arm and leg feeling numb?

YANMD (and I am going to see one): Numbness in right arm and leg? No shooting pains, and I can use them both, but there's a general feeling of limbs falling asleep. [more inside]
posted by cadge on Jan 5, 2010 - 13 answers

Left biceps hurts on weightlifting noob. Now what?

Recently started lifting weights a few months ago. Now arm hurts, wtf? [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Dec 11, 2009 - 14 answers

Why does this trick with my arm work?

Why does this trick work? Turn your palm face up. To turn your palm face down you must twist your wrist, right? But if you do six simple moves you can turn your palm face down without twisting your wrist. The trick appears at the beginning of this talk by Lennart Green but can also be done backwards.
posted by twoleftfeet on Oct 31, 2009 - 24 answers

I want my regular arm back

What is happening with my arm? Suddenly the bicep feels really tight and is sensitive and painful to touch. [more inside]
posted by molecicco on Oct 11, 2009 - 5 answers

How much force to tear off a limb?

How much force would it take to tear off a limb from the human body? Don't worry, I'm not planning on trying this at home. Yes, I realize that bodies are variable. If you are familiar with any research in this realm, please point me to it!
posted by Wordwoman on Sep 25, 2009 - 21 answers

How long could a person live after having his or her arm cut off?

How long could a person live after having his or her arm cut off? [more inside]
posted by edavidoff on Sep 5, 2009 - 15 answers

Over the top?

How do I get better at arm wrestling?
posted by bob bisquick on Aug 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Bicep BooBoo?

What muscle did I pull in my arm? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Nov 21, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me save money on a mortgage.

Mortgage filter: is there any reason I shouldn't get a 5/1 ARM at a slightly lower interest rate than the 30-year fixed option? [more inside]
posted by halogen on Nov 20, 2008 - 19 answers

The Right to Bare Arms

How can I best lose some excess upper arm flab? [more inside]
posted by troika on Sep 24, 2008 - 13 answers

Getting used to a wristwatch.

How can I get used to wearing a wristwatch? I have not worn one for a while (4 years) because of an inability to get used to them. Now it is a requirement that I wear one. [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Sep 19, 2008 - 16 answers

Possible causes for pain in left shoulder, arm and hand for about two weeks?

My fiancée has been experiencing pretty severe pain in her left shoulder, arm and hand for about the last two weeks. She saw our family doctor last week and has another appointment tomorrow. We're looking for some more pointed questions to ask. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Sep 10, 2008 - 17 answers

It was more than a flesh wound.

My turn: what movie have I been thinking about for the past 15 years or so? The only scene I can remember is some guy getting his hand chopped off in a cave or dungeon. [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jul 28, 2008 - 17 answers

Some part of my upper body is unhappy. Is it my arm, or is that a red herring?

"Cold" feeling along both sides of my forearm, becoming achy. Doctor's appointment already made, but now I'm researching for ideas on relief -- and nothing seems to quite fit the symptoms! [more inside]
posted by subbes on Jul 8, 2008 - 12 answers


What have I hurt in my shoulder/arm, and what should I do about it? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Jul 6, 2008 - 8 answers

ARM programming, where do I start?

How do I get started programming ARM chips? [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Jul 6, 2008 - 12 answers

my dominant hand is no longer dominant. help!

i was in a very bad car accident this weekend and smashed my dominant hand and my non dominant shoulder. i've been told my dominant hand may not regain full functionality. any tips on getting through the next few weeks/months? any good car accident recovery stories? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 27, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me fix my Popeye arms

Standard adult male body, but I have skinny upper arms. Suggestions for a workout to add some mass, specifically from elbows up? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on May 17, 2008 - 21 answers

The orthopedic surgeon casts extra healing ...

I broke my humerus and now have a great big cast. I am concerned about the fact that I can feel some movement at times. Specifically, if I try to rotate my elbow (not the curl/uncurl motion, but side-to-side), I feel like the arm moves but in reality it doesn't (observably move). That makes me worry that the bones may be moving ... in which case how can they heal together? Also, do the cast covers for showering work? [more inside]
posted by bsdfish on Apr 22, 2008 - 4 answers

How can I strengthen my throwing arm in 4 weeks?

How do I strengthen my throwing arm for softball in 4 weeks? [more inside]
posted by neuron on Apr 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Do ARM's really save you money?

Have you used a 7/1 or 10/1 ARM to your financial advantage? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Mar 3, 2008 - 13 answers

Transferrable Mortgage?

Is there a type of mortgage that can move with me if/when I move? [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Jan 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Pay Option ARMS in SF Bay Area?

How can I found out how many homes in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay in particular) were financed with Pay Option ARM mortgages? [more inside]
posted by mikeand1 on Dec 24, 2007 - 12 answers

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