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Treatment For Avulsion Fractures In Dublin, Ireland

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic, we are experts in the treatment of avulsion fracture. Avulsion fracture is a type of traumatic injury that occurs when a muscle or tendon pulls away a piece of bone.

This can happen anywhere in the body, but is most commonly seen in the ankle, knee, and shoulder. If you are suffering from avulsion fracture, our team of physical therapists can help you to recover quickly and safely.

We offer a range of treatments that are tailored specifically for your needs. Contact us today to book an appointment and begin your healing journey.

Avulsion Fracture Treatment & Relief

What An Avulsion Fracture?

An avulsion fracture is a type of traumatic injury that occurs when a muscle or tendon pulls away a piece of bone.

This can happen anywhere in the body, but is most commonly seen in the ankle, knee, and shoulder.

If you are suffering from avulsion fracture, our team of physical therapists can help you to recover quickly and safely.

What Causes An Avulsion Fracture?

Avulsion fractures are caused by a sudden, forceful contraction of the muscle that attaches to the bone.

This can happen in any sport or activity where there is a risk of falling or being hit. avulsion fracture may also occur as a result of an accident, such as a car crash or slip and fall.

In some cases, avulsion fracture may develop over time due to repetitive stress on the tendon or ligament.

Treatment – From A Finger Avulsion Fracture To An Ankle Avulsion Fracture

Not all avulsion fractures require surgery, some can be managed conservatively.

The need for surgery depends on a number factors, such as, age, the severity and location of the fracture or for example, if the fracture is causing nerve compression.

Avulsion Fracture Treatment & Relief

If you have suspect an avulsion fracture, it is best to consultation your GP or local medical centre to determine if surgery is required or nonoperative treatment is all that is needed.

Another keynote in the management of avulsion fractures is it beneficial to monitor the progress of fracture throughout the rehabilitation process using imaging to ensure it is healing correctly.

If it has been determined that surgery is not require or you are recovering from surgery then we can help get to that next level, back to sport and your normal daily activities.

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we provide a carefully planned out physical therapy-led rehabilitation program to reduce pain, restore full, and optimal function. 

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Avulsion Fractures Treated With Physical Therapy 

cle tightness or fear of re-injury.

A physical therapy-led rehabilitation program follows a graded progression:

  • Phase I: Reduce pain and discomfort, protection phase.
  • Phase II: Low activation of the muscles invoved, setting up the improves in range of motion and muscle strength.
  • Phase III: Regain the majority of range of motion, and improve muscle function and strength with supervised exercise programs.
  • Phase IV: Slowly reintegrating into sports.

We this kind of injure with many factors and varying degrees of severity it is often the case that surgery may be needed to nonoperative treatment was unsuccessful, it may not be needed, but it is something to be aware of.

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Laser Therapy

Avulsion fractures are often accompanied by soft tissue injuries (muscle strains, ligament and tendon sprains) and a significant amount of pain. Laser therapy can help promote healing on a cellular level.

Laser therapy uses light therapy to increase cellular activity, particularly the mitochondrial production of ATP or energy and rebuild stronger, more organised collagen fibres.

Much like how light from the sun stimulates a change in plant life, light from a high-powered laser also stimulates a change in the tissue of humans.

The particular light we use at Dublin Physical & Chiropractic is a high frequency near-infrared light.

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Exercise therapy and adherence to exercise therapy is an important component in the rehabilitation of avulsion fractures.

Exercise therapy not only reduces pain, improves range of motion, builds muscle strength and resilience, but also builds confidence in the client and reduces the risk of re-injury.

Intrinsic Core Strengthening 

Whenever their is an injury the body goes into ‘protection mode’ – increasing muscle tension of the large muscles of the body or around the area of injury. This creates an imbalance between the large muscles and little, deep core muscles. The deep core muscles become dormant, and need to be reactivated.

At Dublin Physical & Chiropractic we use an intrinsic core strengthening machine to activate the deep core muscles, relieving stress in the muscles and joints.

Avulsion Fracture Treatment & Relief

Visit Our Clinic In Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Ireland

Our physical therapy & other services extend throughout Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown including Blackrock, Cherrywood, Stillorgan, Rathfarnham, Shankill, Cabinteely, Foxrock, Clonskeagh, and Killiney.

Our office is located just outside of the center of Dun Laoghaire and is between Deansgrange and Monkstown. You can find our building entrance on Lower Mounttown Road, across from Woodland Park. We are a 30-second walk from Dublin Bus stop 2031 which is outside of Mccormick’s Pub.

Book A Consultation Today

Schedule An Appointment With Dublin Physical & Chiropractic. 

If you’re looking for an effective way to treat an avulsion fracture then look no further than Dublin Physical & Chiropractic. We offer a range of treatment options that are tailored to each individual client.


[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559168/

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