The upper limbs include hands, wrists, elbows, and arms, which are common locations for fractures and/or broken bones. The daily tasks we perform with our arms, such as lifting and high-velocity movement, often expose them to forces that can cause fractures. In addition to trauma, fractures can also develop as a result of repetitive motion stress.
Upper limb pain related to a potential fracture should never be ignored. Delayed diagnosis and treatment significantly increase the risk of improper healing and cause symptoms to worsen. Even though hand, wrist, and arm pain can negatively affect your quality of life, there are a number of effective treatments that can help manage symptoms and promote healing.