There are various kinds of bone fractures (open, closed, complete, displaced, partial, stress, etc.) They can all be diagnosed and may be treated in the same way. A bone fracture (broken bone) occurs when part of a bone breaks into one or more pieces.
A bone fracture is most often a result from a traumatic injury (fall, accident, hit, etc.)
– Bone density.
– Training errors..
– Sharp/intense pain upon impact.
– Pain with movement.
– Deformity/swelling/discoloration in the area.
At Home Diagnostic Tests
– Visible deformity.
– Point tenderness on the bone.
– Inability to bear weight on the limb.
At Home Care
– Ice on/off for 20 mins.
– NSAID usage.
When to Seek Help
If you have a visible deformity, are unable to bear weight on the affected limb, or have point tenderness on a bone, please report to your nearest emergency medical department for diagnostic imaging and immobilization.
Inspired Athletx Treatment
Physical therapy can begin before you are out of your immobilizing device! This early PT will minimize the cascading effects that immobilization and/or non-weightbearing has on the adjacent joints or other areas of the body. Once you are out of your cast/brace, your physical therapist will use manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, strengthening exercises, and gait training to address the negative effects of immobilization: muscle atrophy/strength loss, gait abnormalities, joint and soft tissue stiffness, loss of balance/limb control.