Forearm Fracture With Rehab
The forearm is the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist. It is made up of two bones called the radius and the ulna. A forearm fracture is a break in one or both of these bones.
Common causes of this condition include:
Falling on an outstretched arm.
Car or bicycle accident.
A hard, direct hit to the middle part of the arm.
This condition is more likely to develop in:
People who play contact sports.
People with a condition that causes the bones to be weak or thin (osteoporosis).
Symptoms of this condition include:
An abnormal bend or bump in your arm (deformity).
Numbness or tingling.
Inability to turn your hand or forearm from side to side.
This condition may be diagnosed based on:
Your medical history.
During the physical exam, your health care provider will look for any deformity and feel for tenderness over the break. Your health care provider will also check whether the bones are out of place.
Treatment for this condition depends on many factors, especially on the type of fracture and how severe the fracture is. The goal of treatment is to get the bone in proper position for healing and to keep it from moving while it heals. Your treatment may include:
Wearing a cast.
Wearing a splint. A splint may be worn for a long period of