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Treatment For Post Fracture Stiffness in Gurgaon


A bone undergoes fracture when soft tissues and structures damage along under stress. Along with this, the immobilization in the plaster results in joint stiffness and muscle weakness. For best Post Fracture treatment in Gurgaon book an appointment with Dr Rajesh Pal. Physiotherapy is the best way to heal the fracture consulting an experienced physiotherapist after a fracture or break any of the bones is recommended by most doctors. The fractured bone usually takes about six weeks to get healed. And this resolves only half the problem. On the other hand, the rest of the problem lies in the healing of the damaged soft tissues and structures.

Problems After Fracture

Elbow Stiffness is a common elbow problem which occurs especially in an adult after any type of surgery to the elbow. The main goal is the prevention of stiffness after surgery is to start early motion. There are many causes of elbow stiffness.

Typically, a physiotherapist will make attempts to avoid post-fracture stiffness and weakness in the adjacent joints and muscles while the fracture is healing during the first six weeks. This is followed by working on regaining full joint range of motion and increasing the muscle strength.

Physical Therapy After Elbow Fracture

A major problem that occurs with an elbow fracture is stiffness. This further limits the range of motion. Sometimes, this stiffness even persists after the healing of the fractured bones. Therefore, the doctor may recommend you to begin with the physical therapy as soon as the injury occurs. This is to help introduce the early motion to the healing elbow.

Various treatments and therapies can be used to help in regaining the normal use of the elbow and arm. Some impairment that a patient may need to work on in physical therapy is:

  • The range of motion:

The main goal of physical therapy after an elbow fracture is to restore normal range of motion to the elbow. Working on restoring the full range of motion of the elbow and forearm is vital in regaining normal use of the arm.

If the range of motion loss is severe; the physical therapist might suggest wearing a dynamic splint. The splint can be used to recover from the bending or straightening of the elbow.

  • Strength:

After an elbow fracture, the amount of pain and swelling in elbow exempts the patient from using the arm. Thus one may also be required to wear the arm in a sling, so at to limit the use of your elbow, wrist, and hand.

  • The physical therapist can also guide and teach the strengthening exercises to the patients for the shoulder and elbow. Prescribing such exercises helps in the improvement of the wrist and hand strength. This also increases the chance of regaining the normal use of the arm.
  • The physical therapist also teaches the patient with the proper ways to wear the sling and ensure that it fits them properly. To make sure that the grip strength returns to pre-injury levels, physiotherapy helps to a large extent. Exercises for the hands to hold strength back is also recommended.
  • Pain and swelling:

 After an elbow fracture, the patient might experience swelling around the elbow. Therefore the physical therapist helps the patients to manage the pain and swelling. Use of various modalities like electrical stimulation and ice helps in improvement of the level of swelling.

  • Scars treatment:

If the patient has undergone surgery to reduce the fractured bone, he or she may have a surgical scar tissue. The physical therapist makes use of techniques such a scar massage and mobilization. This helps in the reduction of the scar adhesions and improvises the mobility around the scar.

Post Fracture

Physical Therapy After Knee Fracture

Various exercises are recommended to the patient depending on the level of stiffness or at times immediately post-surgery:

  • Clam exercise: This exercise is performed by lying on the uninjured side with hips and knees bent and feet together. Slowly the patient is made to raise the top leg toward the ceiling while keeping the heels touching each other. Holding this position for 2 seconds and lower it slowly.
  • Side-bending: The side bending exercise is done by crossing one leg in front of the other leg and leaning in the opposite direction from the front leg. Reaching the arm on the side of the back leg over your head while you do this helps to evacuate the stiffness. 

How Long Should Physical Therapy Last?

Everyone patient's fracture is different and requires different time for healing at different rates. In general, a fracture takes about eight weeks to get healed, and the patients are back to the normal state within 12 weeks of a fracture. Get an effective treatment for Post Fracture in Gurgaon call at  9811343417. The rehab should normally take a time duration of about six to eight weeks, but at times the program might be slightly shorter or longer. With the help of a physical therapist the patient is able to give an idea of how long this rehab program lasts.


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