A broken bone in any part of the body can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. However, if you have a broken bone in hand it can be very debilitating on a day to day basis. Even simple things such as getting dressed, making food, or having a bath can become a chore when you have a broken bone in hand. We rely heavily on our hands on a daily basis, which is why this sort of break can cause such an issue. There are 27 bones in the hand and every year many people end up breaking one or more of them. There are various different causes when it comes to this type of injury and the healing process can take quite some time based on the extent of the injuries.
What are the signs of a broken bone in hand?
If you need to know how to tell if your hand is broken or sprained, there are various signs that may indicate that you have suffered a break in your hand. Generally, these signs and symptoms will be pretty obvious so you should be able to determine the injury very quickly. Some of the signs include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Pain in the hand
- Finger that is misaligned
- Weakness in the hand
- Unable to pick up or grasp anything
- Lack of motion and mobility in the fingers
The causes of a broken hand bone
There are various things that can cause a broken bone in hand. Blunt trauma to the hand can cause this type of injury, as can a fall. Some people may fall on their hand and others may put the hand out to break the fall but end up breaking a bone in their hand instead. Sporting injuries and crushing injuries can also cause this type of break.
How long does it take for a broken hand to heal?
It can take a lot of time for a broken hand to heal, although broken hand healing time obviously depends on the extent of the damage and the cause. You may have a broken hand splint or cast on for several weeks and fortunately most hand fractures do heal quite well. However, in order to ensure you get full mobility in your hand you need to work on strengthening the muscles and regaining motion property. This is something that physiotherapy can help with. Get in touch with us today and we can advise whether you are eligible for free treatment.
What free private treatment can I qualify for?
When it comes to your broken bone in hand, you need to look at ways to strengthen the muscles and restore full movement to the hand through exercises. Physiotherapy can be extremely effective for this and you may be able to qualify for free treatment. However, broken hand NHS treatment can be very slow. We can provide physiotherapy treatment free of charge for many people who have suffered a broken hand, and this helps to speed up the time it takes to get the movement back in your hand. You can also benefit from treatment such as bandaging for your hand or a cast when you suffer a break. Contact us today to find out more about this service.
How can I recover safer and possibly faster?
When it comes to a broken bone in hand, the treatment and recovery time will vary based on the severity of the break. However, you may be eligible for free treatment including physiotherapy, which can help to really speed along the recovery time. All you need to do in order to find out if you are eligible for free treatment is give us a call and we can provide you with an answer in next to no time.
Contact us to find out if you qualify for free private treatment
If you have suffered from a broken bone in your hand or you are recovering from a break in the hand, you may be able to get private treatment completely free of charge no matter where you live in the UK. Get in touch with us today, and we can find out whether you are eligible. We can then arrange private free treatment in your area.