Are you a
football fan who loves to watch it and play it too? Or do you love to spend
time doing physical activities? Activities like hiking, running, biking,
rafting, and camping are popular. However, you might risk bruises, injuries,
and broken bones. Usually, bones are more robust and designed to withstand
forces, but sudden force or jerk can fracture. Bone fractures are not always
preventable, but you must know what you should and shouldn’t do.
touch the fractured area – If your bone is sticking out, you can’t push it back in. So don’t even
try to attempt such a thing; it will not help but instead worsen the situation.
medical help – Go to
urgent orthopedic care for a bone fracture. The medical practitioner will give
the best advice about your condition. If required, surgery might be advised to
correct alignment, resulting in proper healing. Depending on the condition,
even casts or splints are recommended.
easy – Your
fractured area is painful, and it is better to avoid any movements, pressure,
or bumping into others.
for infection –
Casts are supposed to be dry and away from any infection. Any sweats, foul
odors, pus, pain, night chills, and fever are signs of infection. It is a
wake-up call for a consultation.
cast dry – Water can
affect the fiberglass cast. It is always advised to keep your cast away from
water. When showering, it is suggested to apply two layers of plastic and then
tape it to avoid getting wet.
ignore discomfort –
If you experience paralysis, more than normal swelling, numbness, pain,
tingling, and burning in your fractured body part, don’t ignore it.
if required – If
your arm or leg is in a cast, ask if you can start moving your muscles near the
remove your cast yourself – The medical practitioner will provide the advice in your best
interests. Even if you are irritated or bored of the cast, you must continue to
keep the cast for some time for a good reason. The intent is to make sure you
completely recover. There may be good chances of reinjuring yourself, and you
wouldn’t want that.