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how can you tell if your wrist is broken

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Great deal of pain: A broken wrist is very swollen and painful - if you have concerns, go to your doctor or an urgent care and they can examine you and get films. The fa ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: Need to see an orthopedic doctor for exam and x-ray.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Many: Pain, swelling, limited motion, tenderness, discoloration are all aigns and symptoms. See an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Many different ones: Exercises that focus on gripping, wrist curls and reverse wrist curls all will help strengthen the muscles which span the wrist joint.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
An x-ray: An x-ray is the best way to diagnose a broken bone in any part of the body.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Wishnew
41 years experience Wound care
Finger trauma: History: was there a significant trauma? Pain: pain at rest and pain with motion. Deformity: does the finger appear badly aligned when fingers are str ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
An x-ray: The best way to diagnose a fracture of the wrist or of any bone is with an x-ray. An orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon is needed if fracture exists.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Toe fracture.: With an x-ray. Unless there is gross deformity or the toe is misangled then you will need physical examination, medical history & x-ray to determine i ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
An x-ray: The best way to diagnose a fracture a bone or joint is my getting an x-ray. This coupled with an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon will establish th ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray: Xray is a good way to diagnose a broken hand.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
XRAY: Simple answer: xray.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Xray: An xray will usually diagnose a broken bone.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually x-rays: Schedule appt. With orthopedic surgeon. Exam and x-rays usually confirm fracture diagnoses, with only rare exceptions. Rarley, ct/mri will be needed ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: An x-ray would be the best way. Suspicion of fracture would include deformity of the toe or severe pain and discoloration.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Via: X-ray.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Get an X-Ray...: That's the real way to tell for sure.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
X-ray: You need to see a podiatrist so the toe can be evaluated and an x-ray taken.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Its tender to touch: Or an xray or ct scan would help too.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Need X-Ray: You can't tell if a hand bone is fractures just by looking at it. The old wives tale that says "if i can move it then it can't be broken" is not true ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melvin Glover
18 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Your doctor will perform a physical exam and consider ordering an x-ray if he/she feels that the finger may be broken.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Evaluation: Medical history, physical evaluation& radiographic study.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
X -ray: Don't know which bone you are referring to. Unless you have an obvious deformity - then the only real way to know is through an x-ray. There may be ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
No weight bearing: Ankle fractures usually present with severe ankle pain, swelling, bruising and the inability to bear weight on that foot/ankle due to the severe pain.
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