Physical Therapy in Massapequa

Treatment for Wrist Injury in Massapequa

Can you imagine not being able to use your hands? This is the position you will be left in if you don’t take care of your hands.

A sprain is a common wrist injury in Massapequa for all sorts of athletes. All it really takes is a loss of balance. As you slip, you automatically stick your hands out to break your fall. Once your hands hit the ground, the force of impact bends it back towards your forearm. This could possibly stretch the ligaments that connect the wrist and hand. The result is tiny tears or even a complete break to the ligament.

 

Wrist sprains are common in:

  • Basketball players
  • Baseball players
  • Gymnasts
  • Divers
  • Skiers
  • Skaters
  • Skateboarders

 

Wrist injuries treatments:

The wrist needs a little time to heal on its own, to speed the healing process follow these steps

  • Ice the wrist to reduce the pain and swelling
  • Compress the wrist with a bandage
  • Elevate your wrist above your heart
  • Use a cast or splint
  • Rest the wrist for at least 48 hours
  • If comes down to it, a physical therapist

 

How can someone prevent a wrist sprain:

Wrist sprains are hard to prevent, usually because they are caused by accidents. Even athletes that are trained really well can slip up too. Some athletes benefit from using wrist guards or tape. This could prevent the wrist from bending backward during that fall.

 

The team at Park Physical Therapy has been dealing with clients since 1993, the office is located in Massapequa. The goal is to help restore the person to normal motion, strength, gait, balance overall function that declines due to a condition, accident, or disease. The skilled therapists at Park PT will use an effective combination of manual therapy and exercise to improve strength and function of your wrist injury.