How to cope with a broken arm
Although a broken arm means that you won’t have trouble moving around as such, you will find it more difficult to go about your day to day life for a short time whilst your arm is broken. Just as with a broken leg, a broken arm is a serious injury that can take some time to recover from.
The bones in your arm are thicker than in other places in your body, meaning that a break is more serious and will affect your life for longer. You will probably need a cast, and have to go through physiotherapy to get back to normal. Here are some ways in which you can cope more easily with your broken bone.
- Go to physiotherapy. Although you will probably attend your first few physiotherapy appointments, once you know that physical therapy hurts, it may make you less likely to want to attend in the future! However, attending your appointments will help you to get better quicker, and to retain your full mobility in that arm and wrist.
- Prepare well for sleep. You may find that you keep waking up in the night because your arm is in pain and you can’t find anywhere to put it. Think about preparing for sleep by wrapping the arm in a blanket or pillow and placing it to your side so that you won’t roll over onto it.
- Dress carefully. Make sure that you choose clothing that is easy to get into and out of on your own, even if you have someone with you for one or both parts of it. You should never put on a shirt that you need help getting out of.
- Wear a sling. Even if you don’t need a sling all the time, it can be useful to wear one in public as much as you can as it indicates to others that you have an injury, and to be careful about bumping into you.
How to make personal injury claims in Lancashire for your broken arm
After a broken arm, you may consider making personal injury claims in Lancashire against another person if you feel that they played a part on your arm being injured. Making personal injury claims in Lancashire is a good way for you to pay for medical expenses, help around the house whilst you are healing and time off work if you need extra time past what your sick pay will pay for.
Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you to make personal injury claims in Lancashire, providing you with an experienced and professional personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to make a start on your claim.
Date Published: 5th August 2014
Author: David Brown