How broken hand can affect your body?
A broken hand is a broken or cracked bone in one or more indicators. This injury can be caused by a direct blow or fall. Car accidents can damage the bones of the hand, sometimes causing too much debris and often requiring surgical repair.
If you participate in contact sports such as football or hockey, or your bones are thin and fragile (osteoporosis), you may be at increased risk of breaking your hands.
Symptoms of broken hands include:
- Pain and stiffness
- Difficulty moving hands, wrists, and fingers
- Malformations such as bent fingers (this is unlikely)
Regardless of the treatment, it’s essential to move your fingers regularly while the fracture heals to prevent them from hardening. Ask your doctor about the best way to move them. If you smoke, quit smoking. Smoking can slow or stop bone healing.
Limiting the movement of broken bones in hand is essential for proper healing. You may need a sprint or cast to do this. It is recommended to keep your hands above the heart as much as possible to reduce swelling and pain.
To relieve pain, your doctor may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers. If the pain is severe, you may need opioid medications such as codeine.
NSAIDs can relieve pain, but they can inhibit bone healing, mainly if used for a long time. Talk to your doctor if you can take it to relieve pain.
If you have an open fracture and there is a wound or break in the skin near the wound, antibiotics may be given to prevent infections that can reach the bone.
After removing the cast or splint, rehabilitation exercises or physiotherapy may be required to reduce stiffness and restore hand movements. Rehabilitation can help, but it can take months or longer to recover fully.
A broken hand happens when one or more bones in your hand break as a result of an accident, fall, or contact sports. The metacarpals (long bones of the palm) and the phalanges (finger bones) make up the bones in your hand. Read more about it on Healthline.com
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