Broken Arm Cast Guide

Breaking part of the arm is one of the most common bone breakages seen in adults, and there are many people that go through the misery of this type of injury every year. When you have this type of injury and you are in a broken arm cast, you not only have the pain and suffering to put up with but also the impact on your daily life. Everyday activities such as driving, bathing, and even going to the toilet can become difficult or impossible while you are in a broken arm cast. This is why most people are eager to see their arm heal as quickly as possible.

Some common broken arm symptoms

There are various common broken arm symptoms that can indicate that you have suffered this type of injury. Some of the ones that you should look for include:

  • Swollen and bruising of the arm
  • Pain in the arm
  • Weakness
  • Difficult moving your arm
  • Physical signs of a break
  • Protrusion of the bone through the skin

Depending on the level of damage, you may have to wear a broken wrist cast or broken arm cast.

What causes a broken arm?

A broken arm can be the result of one of a wide range of reasons. For instance, this could include trips and falls where you land awkwardly or reach out to try and break your fall. It could also happen as a result of injuries sustained while playing sport or in a vehicle accident. Any direct trauma to the arm can result in a break if it is severe enough.

How long will it take for a broken arm to heal?

Broken arm healing time can vary, as it depends on how severe the injuries were and also on the type of treatment that you have had to undergo. For example, broken arm surgery recovery time can be longer than treatment that just involves wearing a cast. In general, the arm will take around six to eight weeks to heal but you then need to look at having ongoing treatment for full recovery. You can access free private treatment such as physiotherapy, which is designed to help you regain mobility in your arm.

What free private treatment can I access?

When you have a broken arm, the type of treatment that you need will depend on a range of factors. However, you can access a range of free private treatment to help get you back on the mend. This includes the availability of free private physiotherapy, which is a vital part of getting movement back into your arm after it has been in a cast. You can get in touch with us today to find out more about the treatment we can provide.

How can I recover safely and more quickly?

You can help yourself when it comes to speeding up the healing process by making sure that you do not put strain or pressure on your affected arm while it is healing. You can also speed things up by making sure you get physiotherapy for your arm so that you can regain strength and get back full movement to complete the healing process. For further information about this, simply give us a call.

Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment

When you have suffered from a broken arm, you may find that you get free private treatment rather than having to deal with NHS delays. This treatment may be available to you no matter where you live in the UK, as it can be arranged in your own area. Get in touch with us today and we can provide you with further details and check if you qualify.