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Physical Therapy Treatment Following Wrist Fractures

Fractures of the wrist most commonly occur with a fall on an outstretched hand. Wrist fractures can occur during high-level sports such as snowboarding, as well as from falls by patients with compromised bone-density (osteoporosis).

The severity of the fracture will determine if the patient needs surgery or conservative treatment. Once the fracture is healed, physical therapy treatments will focus on the following:

  • Joint and soft tissue mobilizations to regain range of motion
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Other treatments to reduce pain
  • Gripping exercises
  • Exercises to improve your ability to bear weight on wrist

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