Feel Stiff And Bruised Skin Color After The Release Of The Cast?
, 2 weeks ago on April 29, I opened the cast on my right wrist, but today my hands still feel stiff and skin color still looks bruised like blood does not flow, and its function is still not normal as it is still hard when bending upwards and down, let alone turn the palm up, how long can it return to normal again? Then what therapy can I do at home? or this is a result of bone that is indeed malalignment or not aligned as its original position and will leave the function imperfect? Thank you
Hello Ariana, thank you for asking.
After the removal of the cast it is generally necessary to adjust the time for the problematic body parts to return to normal functioning. Of course the healing of each person will be different, depending on the severity of the fracture that occurs. We cannot determine exactly when you will get your normal function back, because we do not know your condition before and after the cast. Generally, the treating doctor will advise you to do regular physiotherapy for several weeks or months. Physiotherapy can be done at the hospital or maybe it can also be done at home in the form of simple exercises. Consult with your doctor about what form of exercise is right for you. You should be careful if you want to start training yourself, because each individual would need a different form of exercise.
Look for other signs of bruising on your skin. If bruising is accompanied by pain or numbness and tingling, consult a doctor. If not, then generally the bruising can gradually disappear within a few weeks. Ask your doctor if there really is malalignment in your bones at this time. Supposedly, before the bone is cast, reposition will be done. This repositioning guarantees that the bone can return to its normal position.
For now, maybe you can do muscle strength training by doing a chewy ball squeeze. However, once again, you should first consult with your doctor.
Hopefully this answer helps a little. Regards.