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How Do You Speed Up Healing A Broken Wrist
It is possible: Yes it is possible but not very likely ...Read more
I have a broken wrist, where should I go to get treated and what sort of treatment options are out there?
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
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?
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
I have a small burn on my hand that's reached the itchy, flaky stage. What's the best way for me to speed up healing? I've been keeping it covered and using Neosporin, but it's made the skin very soft/spongy.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
Just range of motion: If the bone is still broken no strengthening should be done. ...Read more
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
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
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