A broken wrist is one of the most common types of injuries that can affect men, women, and children, especially since our natural reaction when we fall is to put our hands and arms out. A blow to the wrist or a fall can lead to this type of break of bones in the lower arm. Those who are extremely active or athletic are more prone to this type of injury.
If you break or fracture your wrist, you may have the following symptoms:
- Swelling and bruising
- Pain when you try to bend your wrist
- Your wrist may be sensitive to touch
- Your wrist may be bent in an odd way
If you think that your wrist is broken, you should seek medical attention.
What to Expect When Your Wrist is Evaluated
A member of our team, which is led by board-certified surgeon Dr. Avery Arora, will assess your wrist through a physical examination. An x-ray is usually also performed to check for the exact location of any breaks. This gives our team a guide for setting the bone. Once the bones in your arm are in proper alignment, your arm can be placed in a cast. Your doctor will check your progress regularly and will be able to help you to determine when your wrist is on track to a full recovery.
How to Care for Your Wrist Once You’re Home
One of the best things that you can do when you get home is to give yourself a chance to rest. To prevent further injury and continue to stimulate hand movement, keep your fingers flexible. A member of our team can recommend appropriate exercises to help you to regain functionality, strengthen your bones, and increase flexibility after an injury.
Ask for Help from a Professional
A broken wrist can be frustrating and keep you from doing some of the things you enjoy. No one likes being in pain. Contact the team at Arora Hand Surgery to schedule your consultation at one of our Michigan offices for advice about what you can do to take care of your wrist in order to promote healing. We proudly serve you from offices in Macomb Township, St. Clair Shores, West Bloomfield, and Howell. We want you to have the best outcome and are here to help.