Colles fracture and physical therapy

It is a fracture in the radius bone of your upper arm radius is one of the two long bones of your arm near the wrist. This fracture mostly occurs when you fall on your outstretched hand in this fracture your bone is broken and is pushed towards your inner wrist.
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Common signs symptoms of colle fracture 

There are no complex signs and symptoms for radius fracture most common signs and symptoms for colle bone fracture are 

  • Pain In your hand and arm
  • Swelling in the arm or hand
  • Bruising or discoloration of the hand
  • Loss of functional mobility of wrist and arm
  • Visible deformity of your arm and a lymph-like structure near the wrist.

Physical Therapy After a Colles’ Fracture

Immediately after injury, your fracture is reduced. It can be an open reduction or closed reduction depending on the type of injury after 4 to 6 weeks of immobilization your cast is removed and you are referred to a physical therapist or treating some of the common impairments that occur after Colles fractures such as normalizing your range of motion increasing strength reducing pain and swelling and if you have an open reduction then your physical therapist may deal with your scar tissue. physical therapist analyzes the functions of your hand, wrist, and arm

After the  initial evaluation, your physical therapist will work with you closely to develop a suitable plan for you to help you to improve the side effects and impairments because of your fracture some of the specific factors on which a physical therapist will work are

Range of motion: after a colle fracture you have to wear a cast for 4 to 6 weeks and you remain immobilized for this period. This can lead to muscular dystrophies of

your hands, arms, and shoulder muscles may also feel tight. A physical therapist will practice the motion exercises for hand wrist and elbow so that your range of motion can be normalized.

Strength: it is also one of the common side effects of Colles fracture. For regaining strength several exercises that focus on building muscles of the hand wrist and elbow are prescribed. These exercises can be done both in the presence of a physical therapist or at home by yourself

Pain and swelling: pain and swelling are almost one of the most common symptoms of ale musculoskeletal injuries. In this type of injury, you also feel much pain and swelling around your wrist and your hand. Physical therapists may deal with l this condition with hot and cold therapy and electrical therapy.
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