Fractures

About Wrist Fractures
Fractures in the wrist and forearm area are common with falls, as the tendency is to protect oneself during the fall. Common fractures occur in the bones of the forearm near the wrist called the radius and ulna. Two common fractures are called Colles’ fracture and Smith’s fracture. Colles’ fractures typically occur from falls onto an outstretched hand and Smith’s fractures occur from falling backward onto an outstretched hand.

Another common fracture of the wrist and hand is the Scaphoid fracture, which is a small bone in the hand. The scaphoid bone connects with the radius bone of the forearm. Scaphoid fractures are more difficult to heal due to poor circulation to the bone itself.

Fractures are managed medically and depending on the type of fracture and severity you may be placed into a cast or surgically repaired with pins, plates or screws.

How physical therapy helps
During the healing phase typically in a cast or after surgery, the fingers, wrist and elbow become very stiff, range of motion and strength are lost. Physical therapy is very important in the rehabilitative process to help you regain normal range of motion, reduce swelling, resolve pain and regain function of your hand and wrist.

Physical therapy is gentle and will help you quickly resolve your pain while working with your doctor to follow protocol and restore your function. With physical therapy, you can make a complete recovery quickly and safely. Call us today to learn more how we can help you fully recover after a fracture.

Our locations

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  • Physical Therapy Micco

    8000 Ron Beatty Blvd.
    Micco, FL 32976
    321-802-5807
  • Physical Therapy Indian Harbour Office

    2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3
    Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
    321-802-5806
  • Physical Therapy Viera/Rockledge Office

    5445 Murrell Rd Ste 105
    Viera, FL 32955
    321-802-5807
  • Physical Therapy Melbourne

    709 S Harbor City Blvd Ste 100
    Melbourne, FL 32901
    321-802-5810
  • Physical Therapy Suntree Office

    6300 N Wickham Rd Ste 116
    Melbourne, FL 32940
    321-802-5813
  • Physical Therapy West Melbourne/Palm Bay

    4311 Norfolk Pkwy Ste 116
    West Melbourne, FL 32904
    321-802-5816