Without doing an examination I am unable to comment on the specifics of your condition.
In general, there are various reasons why elbow motion can remain limited following a fracture. These reasons include but are not limited to:
- altered bony alignment as a result of the break
- muscle tightness
- scar tissue buildup
- joint stiffness
It’s usually easier to gain motion immediately following an injury, but progress can often be made even years following, depending on the reason(s) behind the limited motion. A physical therapist should be able to determine which of the aforementioned possibilities is limiting your motion and provide hands on treatment as indicated, instruction as to how to best address the restriction independently, and guidance as to what to expect for the future.
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