Broken Wrist and Physiotherapy Singapore
Broken wrists are common during a fall where a person would often
stretch out their hands to break their falls, which they do, but at the
cost of their wrists. The symptoms include significant amount of pain
in the wrist; sometimes there is a resemblance of 'dinner fork'
deformity; wrist swelling and difficulty and inability to use the hand
and the wrist that is affected.
If you suspect that
you have a broken wrist, or someone close to you has it, take the
patient to the accident and emergency unit of your local hospital
immediately. If there is no broken skin, you can use ice packs to
provide pain relief and to decrease the swelling.
and hand therapy interventions will start immediately regardless of
which route of treatment you or the medical practitioner decide on -
plaster casting, splinting or even surgical intervention.
will focus on maintaining the range of motion of the unaffected joints
of the affected hand such as the fingers, elbow and shoulder, to prevent
any risks of stiffness or rigidity as a result of non-mobility or
decreased mobility because of a guarded posture. Also, this helps to
decrease the swelling and inflammation by the muscle pumping action.
the doctor had decided on a plaster cast approach, and assuming the
bone heals without complications, the plaster cast can usually be
removed after about 6-8 weeks. When the cast is removed, more active
physiotherapy and hand therapy interventions can be started on.
the doctor decided for splinting or surgery using plates and screws,
active hand therapy interventions will be given immediately and
intermittently; but with fracture precaution. That will mean that we
will do active or active-assisted range of motion activities to maintain
joint integrity, range of motion, prevent muscle wastage and tightness.
When the orthopedic surgeon confirms that the broken bones integrity
has improved, we will start more active physiotherapy intervention, such
as passive and resistive exercises.
necessary, we will also perform mobilization and manipulation of soft
tissue and joints to decrease the amount of stiffness and to provide
To support your wrist, we may prescribe
exercise therapy using theraputty, hand therapy equipment as well as
finger and grip strengthening exercisers to strengthen the muscles of
the fingers and wrist, as this will become a natural gauntlet to protect
the broken wrist.
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our Broken Wrist Page
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Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
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All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
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