How can I have fun with a broken wrist?

How can I have fun with a broken wrist?

Arm cast activities

  1. One-armed bean bag toss: There’s nothing like a soft beanbag and several targets to keep the uninjured arm moving.
  2. Kicking games: Using a soft ball such as a beach ball or even a balloon, children love games of pass or kicking on a net or other target.
  3. Simon Says: An oldie but a goodie!

What can kids do with a cast on?

For kids in arm casts:

  • Take a walk or hike. Make it interesting by playing “I spy” or trying to see how many different objects or animals you can find along the way.
  • Dance. Try dance-related video games that only require legwork, or invent your own fun choreography.
  • Kick it.
  • Go for a swim.
  • Go old-school.

How can I help my child with a broken arm?

The First Days After an Injury As much as possible, try to raise the area with the broken bone above your child’s heart. “Fluid in the arm or leg will flow back to the heart, which helps reduce swelling and will make the child more comfortable,” Gaffney says.

Can you go to school with a broken arm?

Children with arm fractures that needed a hospital stay can usually return to school once they have been seen in the outpatients department for the first check up (usually in one week). Children with leg fractures may need to be off school longer and may need to have schoolwork sent home.

When can you drive after a broken wrist?

At this time, there are no distinct rules regarding exact timeframes or circumstances for clearing patients to return to driving after a wrist fracture. Many people will be advised not to drive until the cast is removed and until you are able to use your hand comfortably for other daily functional activities.

Can I still work with a broken wrist?

In general terms your wrist will take six to eight weeks to heal fully and during this time you will be unable to lift heavy items or do heavy manual work. However if you can do office-based duties you can potentially return to work with your plaster on before this time.