Broken Wrist Symptoms Guide

Broken wrist symptoms present themselves when there has been a crack or break in one of the bones in the wrist or hand. The hairline fractured wrist symptoms will be the same as those suffered from a wrist distal radius fracture or a simple break from a fall. If you suspect you are experiencing broken wrist symptoms you should seek medical attention immediately to reduce the risk of poor healing, reduced range of motion, or a decrease in grip strength. This guide will inform you about the primary broken wrist symptoms, the difference between a broken and sprained wrist, and will offer some helpful broken wrist recovery tips.

What Are the Primary Broken Wrist Symptoms?

A broken or fractured wrist can occur for several reasons. The most common is reaching out to stop a fall with your hand, but a break can also occur during severe trauma, such as a car accident. Osteoporosis can increase the risk of breaking any bone. The primary broken wrist symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Severe pain, worsening when gripping or squeezing, or moving the hand or wrist
  • Bruising
  • Visible deformation, like a bent wrist
  • Stiffness or inability to move thumb or fingers
  • Numbness or tingling in the hand or fingers

Is There Any Helpful Treatment I Can Get for Free?

If you are suffering from broken wrist symptoms you may be eligible to receive a variety of free treatments, including physiotherapy, medical compresses, and icepacks. Many UK nationals are eligible to claim free treatment for their injuries, leading to improved recovery times. To find out if you’re eligible for these free treatments, please contact us today.

How to Tell if a Wrist is Broken or Sprained

Following an injury to the wrist, it can be a challenge to determine whether a fracture has occurred or if it is a simple sprain. This is made more difficult by the fact that many broken wrist symptoms are the same as those for a sprained wrist, such as swelling, bruising, pain with movement, and muscle weakness. Oftentimes a sprain will cause more severe pain than the dull, aching sensations associated with a fracture. If there is a visible deformation of the wrist, or any sign of bones breaking through skin that is a clear indication that a fracture has occurred. When in doubt, the best way to determine if a wrist is broken or just sprained is to have an x-ray performed by a qualified physician as soon as possible.

What Free Private Treatment Can I Qualify For?

You may not realise it, but you and millions of other people with similar injuries across the UK can obtain access to free, private treatment for broken wrist symptoms. We have multiple different treatments available, and depending on where you’re located, it can be delivered quickly, and for free, by healthcare professionals. The treatments offered will help you to recover quicker, and get you back to full strength faster than you’d expect.

Broken Wrist Recovery Tips

A broken wrist can be a painful and difficult to manage experience. The recovery process can be further exacerbated by the fact that keeping your wrist and hand immobilized can become extremely inconvenient. With that in mind, here are three tips to help keep your recovery on track:

  • Take all medications on time, as recommended. It is important to remember that prescribed medications are not just for pain management, but often include an anti-inflammatory component to help reduce swelling, or an antibiotic to prevent infection.
  • Resist the urge to remove your cast or splint. During the recovery process it will likely become uncomfortable and you will be faced with the temptation to remove it, however doing so, even for a short time, can result in delays or problems with the healing process.
  • RICE – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. If you have a splint or cast on, compression is already taken care of, so your focus should be on keeping your wrist above your heart, avoiding strenuous activities, and icing the area according to doctor’s recommendations.

How Can I Recover Safer and Possibly Faster?

Injuries to the wrist can be frustrating and painful. Physiotherapy has a critical role to play in the recovery process and helps with restoration of functionality and mobility. You may be eligible for free treatments in your area. To find out if we can help speed up your recovery process simply give us a call and we’ll let you know immediately.

Contact Us Today And Discover If You Could Be Eligible For Free Private Treatment

Many people are unaware of the benefits of private physiotherapy for alleviating broken wrist symptoms. In order to recover more quickly and return to work and your normal life as soon as possible, physiotherapy is required. To find out if you qualify for free, private physiotherapy treatments for your wrist injury, call Medical Expert on 020 3870 4868 today and find out more. In less than a minute, we could help you discover the benefits of a course of private treatment at no extra charge in your area. Let us help put you on the fast track to recovery.