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A bad fall or unexpected sports injury can leave you with a wrist fracture. If you have wrist fracture symptoms, you likely will experience pain, swelling, bruising, and numbness in your fingers and hands.
Prompt medical care is important if you have a broken wrist, so you do not further damage your wrist. Dignity Health Central California orthopedic surgeons offer care with humankindness for all types of wrist fracture. Find a Doctor if you or a loved one needs treatment for a broken wrist in Central California.
Fractured wrists can be caused by a fall or blow to your wrist. Some people have a higher risk of a wrist break or sprain. If you participate in certain activities that can lead to falls or have osteoporosis, you have a greater likelihood of harming your wrist.
The first step when treating a wrist fracture is to immobilize it as soon as possible. Your doctor may order an X-ray to determine the extent of your injury.
Once your wrist condition is determined, our caring orthopedic doctors will set the bone and place a cast or splint on your wrist. For severe wrist fractures and breaks, your doctor may suggest surgery to align and stabilize your injured bone.
When your cast is removed, your caregiver will tell you how to do strength exercises. Physical therapy also helps you recover from your injury. Prevent future problems by wearing a wrist guard when participating in your favorite activities. Boots and shoes with sturdy treads also help prevent falls, especially in rainy or snowy weather.
To learn more about keeping your joints healthy, take our online risk assessment, then talk to a Dignity Health Central California doctor about your results.
Dignity Health Central California orthopedic doctors offer healing and pain relief for fractured wrist in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.