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Post Fracture Pain

Post-fracture pain is discomfort that persists after a bone fracture has healed. This condition can range from mild to severe and may interfere with daily activities. Several factors contribute to post-fracture pain, including nerve damage, poor alignment of healed bones, and joint stiffness. Proper management and rehabilitation are crucial for recovery.

Causes for Post Fracture Pain

  • Nerve Damage: During a fracture, surrounding nerves can be damaged, leading to persistent pain even after the bone heals. This can result in sensations such as tingling, numbness, or sharp pains in the affected area.
  • Malunion: If a bone heals improperly or is misaligned, it can cause ongoing discomfort and pain. This malalignment can affect the distribution of weight and lead to pain during movement or even at rest.
  • Joint Stiffness: After a fracture, especially near or involving a joint, stiffness can occur. Lack of movement can lead to decreased joint flexibility, causing pain when attempting to move or use the joint normally.
  • Muscle Atrophy: Prolonged immobilization of the affected area can lead to muscle weakness and atrophy. This weakness can make it painful to perform activities that were once routine, as the muscles are no longer strong enough to support the joints effectively.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS): CRPS is a chronic pain condition that can develop after a fracture. It is characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes in the skin. It can be difficult to treat and may require specialized management.

How Physioadviserindia Assists in Alleviating Post-Fracture Pain

At Physioadviserindia, patients receive comprehensive care through physiotherapy and manual therapy techniques, aimed at overcoming post-fracture pain. Physiotherapists at Physioadviserindia are highly skilled in designing personalized rehabilitation programs that include targeted exercises to enhance joint mobility, muscle strength, and overall function. Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in not just managing pain but also in preventing future injuries by ensuring that the body regains its natural movement patterns and strength. Meanwhile, manual therapy offers a hands-on approach to reduce pain and improve movement efficiency by addressing soft tissue and joint restrictions. Together, these therapies form a powerful combination for individuals looking to recover fully and return to their daily activities with confidence.


What are common signs of post-fracture pain?

Persistent discomfort at the fracture site is a telltale sign of post-fracture pain, accompanied by swelling and a noticeable decrease in the affected limb’s or joint’s mobility. Sensitivity to touch or changes in temperature can also indicate the presence of post-fracture pain. These symptoms often persist beyond the expected healing period, indicating that the body is still recovering or that there may be underlying issues needing attention.

How do you recognize persistent pain after a bone has healed?

Recognizing persistent pain involves noting continuous discomfort at the fracture site, including aching, sharp pains, or throbbing that doesn’t subside with standard pain management. Other signs are swelling, reduced range of motion, and hypersensitivity to external stimuli such as pressure or temperature variations. It’s crucial to monitor these symptoms closely and consult a healthcare provider for appropriate evaluation and treatment strategies.

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