Herbal Home Remedies
Arm Fracture, Humerus Connect Us on FB
Abdominal Injury
Achilles Tendon
Ankle Bone Injury
Ankle Strain
Ankle Synovitis
Arm And Shoulder Tenosynovitis
Arm Contusion, Forearm
Arm Contusion, Radial Nerve
Arm Contusion, Upper Arm Injury
Arm Exostosis
Arm Fracture, Forearm
Arm Fracture, Humerus
Arm Strain, Biceps Injury
Arm Strain, Forearm
Arm Strain, Triceps
Arm Strain, Upper Arm
Back, Ruptured Disk Injury
Back Sprain, Lumbo Dorsal Region Injury
Back Sprain, Sacroiliac Region Injury
Back Strain, Dorsal or Thoracic Spine Region
Back Strain, Lumbar Spine Region
Bee Sting
Bladder or Urethra Injury
Breast Contusion
Breastbone Sprain
Buttock Contusion
Chest Muscle Strain
Collarbone Area Strain, Deltoid Muscle
Collarbone (Clavicle) Contusion
Collarbone Dislocation - Shoulder Joint
Collarbone Fracture, Outer End
Collarbone Fracture, Shaft Midportion
Corneal Abrasion
Dog Bites
Ear Injury
Elbow Bursitis, Radio-Humeral
Elbow Contusion, Ulnar Nerve
Elbow Contusion
Elbow Dislocation
Elbow Fracture, Coronoid Process
Elbow Fracture, Epicondyle
Elbow Fracture, Lower Humerus
Elbow Fracture, Radius
Elbow Fracture, Ulna
Elbow Sprain
Elbow Strain
Elbow Tendinitis or Epicondylitis
Eye Injury
Face Contusion
Spider Bites
Tick Bites
Health Tip

Home :: Arm Fracture, Humerus

Arm Fracture, Humerus

A complete or incomplete break in the humerus, the large bone in the upper arm extending from the elbow to the shoulder. The most common fractures of the humerus occur in the tubercle (top part of the humerus that fits. into the shoulder joint) or in the neck or shaft of the humerus.


  • Humerus.
  • Elbow and shoulder joints.
  • Soft tissue around the fracture site, including nerves, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels.


Direct blow or indirect stress to the bone. Indirect stress may be caused by twisting or violent muscle contraction.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Severe arm pain at the time of injury.
  • Swelling of soft tissue around the fracture.
  • Visible deformity if the fracture is complete and the bone fragments separate enough to distort,normal arm contours.
  • Tenderness to the touch.
  • Numbness and coldness in the arm and hand if the blood supply is impaired.


Follow your doctor's instructions. These instructions are supplemental.

  • Immobilization will be necessary. It can take several forms, depending on the fracture:
    (1) Placement of surgical nails or pins to hold fragments together for fractures of tubercles. Usually only minimal external , immobilization is necessary after surgery.
    (2) Hanging cast for fractures of the neck of humerus A hanging cast is one placed on the lower arm to provide weight to overcome muscle spasms so the fractured bones will realign themselves.
    (3) Shoulder-to-wrist rigid cast for uncomplicated shaft fractures.
  • If a cast is not necessary, continue R.I.C.E. instructions for 48 hours.
  • After 48 hours, apply heat. Localized heat promotes healing. by Increasing blood circulation in the Injured area. If no cast is necessary,use hot baths,use showers, compresses, heating ointments and liniments, or whirlpools. If a cast is necessary, use heat lamp or heating pad so heat can penetrate the cast.
  • After the cast is removed, use frequent ice massage. Fill a large Styrofoam cup with water and freeze. Tear a small amount of foam from the top so ice protrudes. Massage firmly over the injured area in a circle about the size of a baseball. Do this for 15 minutes at a time, 3 or 4 times a day.

Home Diet

  • Drink only water before manipulation or surgery to treat the fracture. Solid food in your stomach makes vomiting while under anesthesia more hazardous.
  • During recovery, eat a well-balanced diet that includes extra protein, such as meat, fish, poultry, cheese, milk and eggs. Increase fiber and fluid intake to prevent constipation.
  • Build your strength with a good conditioning program before beginning regular athletic practice or competition. Increased muscle mass helps protect bones and underlying tissue.
  • If you have had an arm injury, use padded arm splints when participating in contact sports.

back to injuries section

Home Remedies || Health Care Blog || Herbal Salves || Herbal Tonics || Herbs || Contact us || Vitamins || Minerals ||

(c)Copyright Best-home-remedies.com. All rights reserved.

Disclaimer : All information on Best-Home-Remedies.com is for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, please consult your doctor. We will not be liable for any complications, or other medical accidents arising from the use of any information on this web site.