If you are having intense pain in your forearm, and you just had a fall, a direct hit to your forearm, or have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, your forearm bones may be broken. It is important to seek help immediately, as the arm can be evaluated, the location, and severity of the fracture identified, and for treatment to begin soonest. This is necessary to relieve the pain and prevent further damage. Physical therapy is effective for treating fractured forearms. It provides an easy way to relieve pain and bring back strength and motion to the arm. Contact a physical therapist at Polygon PT right away to get started.
Types of Forearm Fractures
One or both of the forearm bones can get fractured. The fractures can be displaced or non-displaced. In displaced fractures, the broken bones shift out of position. While in non-displaced fractures, the broken bones remain in position. Fractures involving both the ulna and radius at the same time include:
Diagnosing Forearm Fractures
Your doctor will perform a physical examination of your arm to determine the extent of the injury. Imaging tests such as an X-ray will be used on your arm to determine the location and severity of the fracture. An MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) or a CT (computerized tomography) scan may also be used.
Get Started with Physical Therapy for Forearm Fractures Today
Fractures to the forearm bones like all other fractures can be very painful and agonizing. Physical therapy is effective for relieving pain, strengthening the bones, and bringing back motion and flexibility. If you just had a forearm fracture, it is important to begin treatment immediately. Request an appointment with one of our physical therapists right away.