Fracture And Sprain Management: Cast And Straps

Accidents, exercise-related injuries, falls, trauma to the body, and engaging in strenuous, sudden physical activity that your body is not used to can all result in fractures and sprains. 

You can reduce your chances of getting a fracture or strain by handling your body carefully when participating in adventurous or physical activities, as well as wearing appropriate protective gear.

When you injure your bones and sprain your ligaments, you seek the assistance of an experienced orthopaedist. 
An orthopaedist is a doctor who specialises in bone fractures, torn ligaments, and muscle sprains. 

Though it may take some time for these body parts to heal, you can be confident that you will be able to return to your routine once fully recovered if you receive proper care from the right team of skilled professionals.

An experienced medical professional will evaluate your situation and inform you immediately whether you require simple Sprain Management or bone resetting surgery.

Many of us have difficulty determining whether we have a Fracture or a Sprain. Typically, people rely on a doctor to tell them what is wrong, but x-rays can be pretty costly. 
Because of the rising cost of healthcare services, most people do not seek treatment in the hope of being diagnosed with a sprain.

However, if the impact pain turns out to be a fracture, they develop more severe problems.

We Care health Medical Centre has qualified specialists and equipment to provide you with the assistance you require when suffering from a painful bone fracture or sprain, as well as a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

For such emergencies, call 02 6324 6688

Initial Treatment for a Sprain or a Fracture

What exactly is a fracture? 

It's simply a messed up bone. 

Hyper-extension, then again, is brought about by an extended or torn tendon or ligament.
However, there are methods for determining whether you have a sprain or a fracture.If you have injured your joint and are unsure whether it is a severe problem, you can use the doctor's rule of thumb. For two to four days, keep an eye on the injury and follow the RICE method.

What exactly is the RICE method?

Rest – For as long as possible, avoid working on the injured area. 
If your ankle is hurting, try not to walk on it for at least two to four days.
Ice – Cover the area with ice. 
Wrap it in a pack and place it on the injury. 
Allow 15 minutes for the ice to melt. 
Make it a habit to do this throughout the day to reduce swelling and pain.
Compression – To ensure joint stability, wrap your ankle in an ace bandage. 
Compression with Straps can also help reduce swelling.
Elevate – Raise the damaged area at an angle so that it sits just above your heart. It helps reduce swelling. After 2-4 days, examine the injured area. 
If the pain persists, you have problems in the injured area, and you should see a doctor right away if you notice bruising (black, blue, or purple) or blisters.

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