I fractured my radial head five weeks ago as a result of going over the bars and landing with a straight arm, apparently it isn't always your collarbone that gives...
Initially I wasn't sure it was broken so gave it 24 hours before taking a trip to A&E, following X-Rays they sent me away with a sling and some co dydramol. After a bit of googling I realised that trying to get a decent range of motion back in my arm as soon as possible was a wise idea and came across this protocol: http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/patient-guide/lea ... alhead.pdf
. I tried to ride my bike four days after the accident and realised it wasn't going to happen, I couldn't straighten the arm nor could my elbow bare weight, this also precluded me from riding a turbo. I was off painkillers in four days and out of the sling in two, I used pain in supination and extension as a limiter to my activities.
I went too far with the rehab on a couple of occasions, too much of the Gripmaster, which led to moderate pain from the elbow and I've had referred issues in both my wrist and shoulder. My first ride on the road took place 14 days after the accident but I couldn't stand up out of the saddle to ride until three weeks after the accident and even then I was tentative.
It's now almost six weeks since the break and I'm going racing for the first time since the accident this evening. The elbow still feels weak in certain orientations but the fracture clinic gave me the all-clear last week, I've regained 100% mobility in the joint.
If I could suggest one thing based on my experience then get the arm moving as soon as possible, even if it's uncomfortable. By way of caveat I'm not a medical professional and your situation will be completely different to mine. I hope it heals quickly.