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How do you speed up healing a broken wrist?

How do you speed up healing a broken wrist?

Nutrition: Pay attention to improved protein intake with insuring increased intake of all vitamins and minerals with focus on calcium magnesium, boron to provide for the building of strong healthy bone. ...Read more

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How do I speed up healing a broken wrist?

How do I speed up healing a broken wrist?

broken wrist: Non invasive options include: proper immobilization, good nutrition including adequate calcium and vitamin d, avoidance of smoking or nicotine products, electrical or ultrasound bone stimulators. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a broken wrist?

What's the best treatment for a broken wrist?

Depends: Some wrist fractures if they are non or minimaly displaced can be treated in a cast or splint. If there is a deformity, displacement or the joint line is badly disrupted, often surgery will be recommended. ...Read more

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How long will it take before i can write again after healing from a broken wrist?

How long will it take before i can write again after healing from a broken wrist?

Writing should be: A thing you are doing now. As use of fingers and structures ie the muscles of the fingers that start in the forearm is good therapy and exercise even if still being treated. Writing does not just come fromthe wrist or fingers but the brain and the entire arm. One can write even with a pen taped to a cast without fingers!. The sooner one starts doing "normal" activity the quicker you feel normal. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist in my growth plate and i had a bone realinment to fix it now i am in a cast is there anything i can do to speed up the healing proces?

I broke my wrist in my growth plate and i had a bone realinment to fix it now i am in a cast is there anything i can do to speed up the healing proces?

Ask ortho: Ask your orthopedic surgeon, but typically it is just time and immobilization, but eating healthy and getting enough vitamin d and calcium are simple things you can do. ...Read more

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Hand/wrist/thumb trauma from car accident 5 months ago. No fracture, but still cannot apply weight/force. Any way to speed healing?

Hand/wrist/thumb trauma from car accident 5 months ago. No fracture, but still cannot apply weight/force. Any way to speed healing?

5 mo old hand injury: You should immediately be seen by a Hand specialist , One can have injury to the tendons ,ligaments which can be equally painful and should be treated! ...Read more

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How can you heal a broken wrist?

How can you heal a broken wrist?

Immobilize: This is a strange question. Are you sure that it is broken? Fractures involving the wrist can be complicated and lead to permanent pain and disability so it is imperative that you seek proper evaluation and treatment. In other words, go see your family doctor or a hand specialist without delay! ...Read more

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What can be done for a broken wrist?

What can be done for a broken wrist?

Cast/splint: Most broken wrists will need immobolization with either a cast or velcro splint. It depends on which bones are involved. ...Read more

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What could you do with a broken wrist?

What could you do with a broken wrist?

Cast vs. surgery: Treatment will largerly depend on the location of the fracture and its complexity. Certain wrist bones must be surgically united, whereas other may be easily casted. Your orthopedic specialist should be able to explain what the best next step is. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a broken wrist?

What is the recovery time for a broken wrist?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, surgery or no surgery, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a broken wrist?

What is the best way to treat a broken wrist?

Fix it: See your doctor who will take an x-ray. Once the fracture is determined, then either a cast or surgery will be recommended. It is dependent on where the fracture is, your age, the pattern of the fracture and a few other factors. Bottom line is see your orthopedic surgeon and get an xray. ...Read more

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Broken wrist - any tips on adapting to life as telecommuter?

Broken wrist - any tips on adapting to life as telecommuter?

Avoid overuse: Increased use of keyboard has its own hazards such as overuse injuries of the hands and wrists. If telecommuting will mean increased use of a keyboard beware of these. Best of luck! ...Read more

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How can I lift with a broken wrist/forearm?

How can I lift with a broken wrist/forearm?

You shouldn't lift: A broken wrist or forearm should be immobilized and not used until healed. To do otherwise could cause poor healing or a deformity. Be patient, treat it properly and you'll be back at full strength at no time. ...Read more

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Broken wrist or broken vein, how can I tell?

Broken wrist or broken vein, how can I tell?

Big difference.: A broken wrist is usually very painful and there will be swelling and limitation of motion. There may also be deformity of the appearance. A broken vein usually causes some black and blue around the area and tends to get better relatively quickly. If any doubt, you should either see your md or go to an urgent care. ...Read more

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How large of a cast should I receive with a broken wrist?

How large of a cast should I receive with a broken wrist?

Depends: It depends, minor breaks are ok with a short cast, more significant breaks need a cast up past the elbow, depends a lot on pain level with any movement and if any bones were displaced. ...Read more

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Can a broken wrist cause me to not able to bend my elbow?

Can a broken wrist cause me to not able to bend my elbow?

Yes: Yes, especially with rotation of the forearm, involvement of the interosseous membrane. There may also be an associated elbow fracture--if tender at elbow consider forearm xray that includes 2 good perpendicular views of the elbow. ...Read more

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Is it possible that acupuncture work to heal broken wrist?

Is it possible that acupuncture work to heal broken wrist?

Please don't skip : The need for a medical evaluation and traditional western treatment. Acupuncture can help with ^'ing pain control, v'ing inflammation and expediting healing. It can be used as an adjunct to treatment with orthopedic care being the primary form of care. ...Read more

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How long should a broken wrist be required to spend in a cast?

How long should a broken wrist be required to spend in a cast?

6-7 weeks: as long as the fracture is not displaced then it should be in a cast 6-7 weeks ...Read more

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What upper body exercises is it safe to do with a broken wrist?

What upper body exercises is it safe to do with a broken wrist?

Very few: Assuming you are in a cast or restrictive brace, it's very challenging and can be risky to get a good upper body workout with a wrist fracture. At times, low risk, low-resistance exercise such as use of a theraband can be utilized once a fracture has stabilized and is in the later healing stages. Consult with your treating physician to help you answer this question. ...Read more

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What is the best position to sleep when you have a broken wrist?

What is the best position to sleep when you have a broken wrist?

Any comfortable one: A broken wrist, if properly treated will allow you to sleep in any position of comfort. It is best that you sleep in a positon where you can elevate your writs above the level of the heart. This will ususally mean on you back or on the side of the unaffected wrist. Casting and splinting and the need to elevate and of course, any pain, will dictate your sleeping position. ...Read more

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What are some ways to recover faster from a broken wrist or elbow?

What are some ways to recover faster from a broken wrist or elbow?

Movement: One of the most important things to focus on following a fracture is maintaining as much motiin as possible. It is very important to work on range of motion exercises several times a day, every day, but follow the restrictions laid out by your doctor. Emphasize hand movement - opening and closing your fist - and flexing and extending your elbow, as these can be problem areas. ...Read more

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How long following surgery for a broken wrist before you can go on a flabalos machine?

Let me help you: It depend on the fracture you had and the treatment methods.
Simple fracture need 6 weeks to heal and two weeks to recover your movements.
Start easy and progress with no pain and swelling. ...Read more