Treating and Recovering from ‘Fallen Onto an Outstretched Hand’ Injuries

Treatments for Fall On Outstretched Hand Nerve Injury

The treatment of fall on outstretched hand nerve injury depends upon the severity of the injury. There are various treatments which may be used depending upon your situation.

Some of these treatments include:

1) Rest – You will need to rest for at least a few days after the accident.

Your body needs time to heal itself properly.

2) Ice Pack – You will need ice pack to reduce pain and swelling.

A cold compress applied directly over the injured area helps relieve the pain. The ice pack must not be too tight or it could cause further damage to the nerves.

3) Antibiotics – If there is any infection present then antibiotics may be prescribed immediately.

4) Anti-Inflammatory Medication – These medications can help with inflammation of the affected areas.

They are usually prescribed when there is no other cure available.

5) Physical Therapy – Physical therapy can be very helpful in treating the symptoms of fallen on outstretched hand nerve injury.

It helps to restore normal function to the damaged nerves. It is done under the supervision of the physical therapist.

It usually involves the use of heat, electrical stimulation and ultrasound.

6) Massage – Massage therapy can be very beneficial in assisting with the recovery process.

A trained professional can help speed up healing time by gently massaging the injured area.

7) Surgery – Sometimes surgery may be required to correct nerve damage or to get a pinched nerve back into place.

The surgical procedure involves making a small incision and releasing the pinched nerve.

If the hand or arm has been severely injured then it may be necessary to do more than one of these procedures in order to achieve positive results. The success of the operation depends on the type and extent of the injury.

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