Wrist & Hand Injuries


Physiotherapy Department CUH, Cork Emergency Departments


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To help reduce swelling use one of the following ice treatments 4 times a day for at least the first 3 days

As the pain settles (it should ease within 24 to 48 hours), start some gentle active exercises to prevent your hand/wrist from getting stiff:

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If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended: MUH (021) 4271971 M-UCC at SMHC (St. Mary’s Health Campus) (021) 4926900 CUH (021) 4920200 LIU Mallow General Hospital (022) 58506 Bantry General Hospital (027) 52900

Content by Karen Buckley - Senior Physiotherapist, Cork University Hospital, Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 11/02/2006. Reviewed by Dr ÍOS 07/04/2007.Last review Dr. IOS 21/01/15