A Colles fracture is the most common type of fracture documented in the United States. One out of every 10 broken bones is a broken wrist. Most often caused by breaking a fall, and are most common in athletes who play contact sports but they can happen to anyone who takes a fall or has a hard blow to the wrist.
- Pain/tenderness, especially when flexing the wrist
- In severe cases will present as a deformity, causing the wrist to look crooked or bent
Your physician will most likely order an x-ray to help determine if your wrist is broken and will brace or cast you accordingly. Our physical therapists can help you regain your function and strength, after your fracture is healed, with the use of therapeutic modalities, massage and manual therapy techniques, and strengthening and stretching exercise