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is hand swelling a symptom of wrist fracture

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Perlman
58 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly fractured: It's hard to tell without more information. However, if you injured your wrist and not your fingers, black and blue and swelling can be a sign of a fr ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
ItMayBeGetItChecked: The only way you can know if it is fractured is by having it checked by a doctor and by xray imaging.From what you describe it may be fractured,Consul ... Read More
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Possible : It's possible to have a fracture, way to confirm is examination followed by x Ray .
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Go get an X-ray: Then you will know.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Have you been seen: Without seeing your xray hard to say but you should probably get seen by an orthopaedic surgeon. Treatment will depend on how bad of a break: whether ... Read More
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Dr. John Dearborn
30 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Is your splint tight: Hand swelling, in the absence of a specific injury, may be due to the form of immobilization being too tight. If you have a splint, loosen it and ele ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rekant
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes. : If poorly aligned or may have developed carpal tunnel syndrome from injury.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Swelling from wrist: Injury can cause nerve compression particularly in the carpal tunnel in addition the radial sensory nerve and many sensory nerves are prone to injur ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Elevation, ice: Keep the hand above the level of your heart to reduce swellling, and use ice for 20 minutes every 3-4 hours. Avoid overuse of that hand, and if your ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Smith
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: With a fracture obviously your wrist is supposed to hurt: some.... At ten days should be getting a little better. If not you may be having cast proble ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Physical,therapy: And stretching and strengthening.
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call doctor: This is not normal and you need to contact the treating doctor re . this complication.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
38 years experience Radiology
Not usually: Unless you have fragile bones.

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