Physical Therapy Today: How to prevent wrist fractures
A wrist fracture has the potential to impact daily life for an extended period of time. Wrist fractures can result from falls, sports activities and improper lifting. Owing to the complex architecture of the bones, muscles and ligaments in the wrist and hand, healing can take a while.
The wrist itself is not a bone, but joints connecting the hand and the forearm. The type of treatment will depend upon the nature and the extent of injury to the bones, muscles and ligaments. Typical symptoms include pain especially with movement, swelling and bruising especially with movement.
In some cases,...