Your wrist joint is incredibly complicated. Despite its appearance, it’s not a simple hinge, but rather a complex network of bones, ligaments and tendons, all working together to provide 360 degrees of motion, the ability to push through our palms, and to place our hands exactly where we need them to be.
When one or more of the structures in our wrist fails, the ability of the wrist to perform these actions is reduced. And debilitating pain and instability can impact your ability to perform simple daily tasks. Wrist fractures are most common in your long forearm bone — the radius. They can also occur in the smaller carpal bones, with the scaphoid being the most commonly broken among these.
Recovering from a wrist fracture
Your initial recovery from a wrist fracture will depend on a few things, including which bone is impacted, the type and severity of the break, how it happened, and your personal circumstances. Management afterwards is equally important with rehabilitation being crucial to a great result.
Wrist fracture rehabilitation after surgery
You shouldn’t assume that you’ll be good to go immediately following surgery or once your cast is removed. In the early stages of recovery, many people have trouble simply
making a fist.
Restoring strength, movement and stability to a broken bone is a gradual process. Almost everyone needs help with this — thankfully, wrist injuries are probably my favourite type of injury to treat. I have a bunch of tricks up my sleeve to assist with your recovery process. So please, don’t leave things to chance — if you’re looking for help with a quicker, easier recovery, make an appointment today and let’s get your wrist back to its best.