Boxer fracture rehabilitation

If you suffer from the boxer fracture then you may benefit from the skill services of a physical therapist which can help you in fast recovery of injury  Physical therapists can evaluate your hand and ARM range of motion and function and then make a plan for you to help you get back to your normal activity

 If you are wearing a caste or splint during the duration of your boxer fracture healing period you may observe that after removing the caste your finger hand and wrist range of motion is limited and your muscles may become dystrophic the initial exercises prescribed by the physical therapist are really helpful for restoring normal range of motion

These exercises maybe passive range of motion where your physical therapist does stretching and moving body for you or your physical therapist may suggest  active exercises in which you start to move your wrist and fingers gently

Fingers ROM:

Moving each finger to its full range of motion bending and straightening your fingers with a little bit of extra pressure will help you to return back to the normal function of your fingers

Motion for wrist

For achieving the range of motion of your wrist the stretches are

  • Flexion
  • Extension
  • Radi deviation in which you try to bend your wrist towards your thumb
  • Ulnar deviation is the exercise in which you try to move your wrist towards your pinky or little finger
  • Pronation is the exercise in which you turn your wrist and hand over as if you were pouring a drink
  • Supination is the exercise in which you turn your pal up if you were holding a bowl of soup

You may also need to perform several gentle  range of motion exercises and stretches if your entire arm is immobilized in a cast or splint  a physical therapist will show you the best way to improve the way your elbow bends and straightens

Arm and shoulder excercises

After very long period of immobilization when your boxer fracture healing your shoulder and ARM muscles may also  can  become stiff because of decrease range of motion so you also need to work on these muscles and improve the mobility and strength of your arm and Shoulder it will help you to recover fully and achieve the functions of your arm

The exercise which are used to strengthen the arm and Shoulder include

  •  Rotator cuff strengthening exercises
  • Scapula stability exercises
  • Wrist strengthening exercise
  • Improving elbow mobility and strength

A physical therapist will exactly show you to target which muscle and how to perform the exercises for strengthening that muscle so that you can get the full benefit from your physical therapy session
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