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What is some home physiotherapy after a hand fracture?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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After your doctor has removed the cast or approved it, you can start your own home physiotherapy by reducing swelling/stiffness.
Common methods involve increasing motion often easiest in a hot bath. Use massage with the other hand to push swelling out of the hand (up the arm direction) and actively and passively move the joints of the hand as tolerated. Elevation and compression can help also.

In brief: Several

After your doctor has removed the cast or approved it, you can start your own home physiotherapy by reducing swelling/stiffness.
Common methods involve increasing motion often easiest in a hot bath. Use massage with the other hand to push swelling out of the hand (up the arm direction) and actively and passively move the joints of the hand as tolerated. Elevation and compression can help also.
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