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What are restrictions the with a broken wrist?

What are restrictions the with a broken wrist?

No lifting: Restrictions are set and discussed by your doctor. In general, do not lift anything or do any gripping, pushing, pulling, or twisting while healing from a broken wrist. These restrictions are usually in place for six weeks. Failure to restrict your activities may cause the broken pieces to move out of place and worsen your hand and arm function. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with a broken wrist?

How can you sleep with a broken wrist?

Elevated on pillows: Its always best to try to keep the limb elevated after a fracture to decrease swelling. Placing the arm on pillows to the side as one sleeps is one way to accomplish this. ...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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Weeks later and here i am, with an unhealed wrist. Could it be that i was misdiagnosed with a broken wrist?

Weeks later and here i am, with an unhealed wrist. Could it be that i was misdiagnosed with a broken wrist?

Possibly?: Don't have much info about what happened to you, but wrist sprains can take just as long (and sometimes longer) than broken bones to heal. There are also some wrist fractures (the scaphoid) that may not be obvious on x-rays performed immediately, but may be more apparent on x-rays done a week or so later. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can you cope with a broken wrist?

How can you cope with a broken wrist?

Be patient: A broken wrist will eventually heal. It is the position in which it heals that we are most concerned about. Once the fracture is stable enough, range of motion exercises should begin. Try using your upper limb as normally as possible. Your doctor and physical therapist will guide you through the recovery process. It can take up to a year to reach maximal recovery, so be patient. ...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 exercice can do with a broken wrist?

What exercice can do with a broken wrist?

Doctor approved: While certain exercises are ok to do with a broken wrist it depends on the amount of swelling and stability of the fracture. Only the treating doctor should approve. ...Read more

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Is there a way to continue training even with a broken wrist?

Is there a way to continue training even with a broken wrist?

Depends: It depends on what you are training for a how stable the wrist fracture is. If you are in a cast you can run and use some weight machines, if you had surgery you may be able to do more. Ask you orthopedic surgeon. ...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