Treatment of traumatic injuries usually involves rehabilitation to strengthen the wrist as it recovers from a sprain or fracture. Captain Laydon, what can you tell us about rehabilitation of the wrist?
Well Major Spencer, with repetitive motion injuries, a long-range plan of treatment is often developed to alleviate muscle and joint stress. It’s important to address the underlying cause of the repetitive motion injury, such as analyzing the work environment.
A physical or occupational therapist can help you regain function in your wrist as quickly as possible through a combination of manual techniques such as exercise, massage, and mobilization. Physical and occupational therapists emphasize the need to get the affected area moving as quickly as is safe after an injury. The longer a joint remains immobile, the greater the possibility that a permanent decrease in mobility may result.