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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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 to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

How to sleep with a broken wrist? Constant throbbing and the splint gives my thumb redness and blisters. Are there any good positions?

Let me explain: I do agree with answer, I have another tip to add: rapp thin pillow around your forearm, secure with safety pins to keep it around, when you go to sleep, the arm will stay up your level all night. Good luck. ...Read more

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Grandma has alzheimer's and a broken wrist- what can we do to help her sleep?

Grandma has alzheimer's and a broken wrist- what can we do to help her sleep?

Control her pain: The most important is to make sure she does not have any pain. Pain should be treated before it happens not only after it starts. ...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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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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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 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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