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I fell and broke my right distal radius in 3 places, Colles Fracture. The A&E team were brilliant and did a closed reduction. 1 week later XRay showed it was still in place and a full cast was put on. 5 weeks after that at my orthopaedic appointment the cast was removed with no further x rays and only simple observation of my wrist and hand. It was agreed that I would need physiotherapy and have been referrred. The consultant said no to sling's or any further wrist support and to take medication for the pain but wanted me to use it as much as possible. He did say that physio or my GP would refer me back if I need be.
Though its only the next day, the pain is really nasty and I really want to put it in a sling for a bit of respite. I'm trying to use it but very basic tasks are proving difficult.
Does anyone have a similar experience or can advise of any steps to recovery. How long it might take to get through the pain and to improve mobility?
Any advice or comments will be gratefully received.
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