What is a wrist fracture?
A wrist fracture is a break in one of the bones at the wrist. This can include the distal ulna and radius or the proximal row of carpal bones as these are the bones which form the wrist joint. Wrist fractures will be immobilised for a period of time whilst the bone healing process finishes. Physiotherapy plays a vital role in the rehabilitation of a fractured wrist. Physio.co.uk has qualified physiotherapists who specialise in orthopaedic rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy for Wrist fractures
Physiotherapy for wrist fractures has many advantages. They can provide a variety of treatments which can optimise healing, decrease pain and restore normal function. Some of the physiotherapy treatments for wrist fractures can include:
- Range of movement exercises
- Strengthening exercises
- Stretching exercises
- Functional exercises e.g. fine motor skills
- Joint mobilisations
- Heat therapy
- Ice therapy
Wrist fractures can be debilitating and cause you a great deal of problems. If wrist fractures are not rehabilitated properly they could cause problems in the future such as decreased function and arthritic changes. Physiotherapy for wrist fractures is available at Physio.co.uk with the experience, specialised physiotherapists. Please contact us or call 0330 088 7800 to arrange an appointment today.