The treatment for a fracture (broken bone) typically depends on the location, type, and severity of the fracture. Common treatments include:
- Immobilization: A cast, brace, or splint may be used to keep the broken bone in place and promote healing.
- Pain management: Over-the-counter pain medication or prescription medication can be used to relieve pain.
- Physical therapy: To regain strength and range of motion, physical therapy may be prescribed after the bone has healed.
- Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the broken bone or to insert pins, plates, or screws to hold the bone in place.
It’s important to follow your doctor’s recommendations and to keep all follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and a full recovery.