Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

splint for broken wrist

A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Linville II
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Absolutely: In fact, it is encouraged in order to minimize swelling. Gripping a sponge or ball helps this. Also, stretching the fingers is also helpful to minimiz ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Yes in fact: It is good for circulation, preventing stiffness and reducing pain. While the first time fingers move it may hurt more often it will feel better once ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Bloome
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
5 minutes: Removing a wrist splint should take less than 5 minutes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
44 years experience Hand Surgery
Splints to tight: The redness and blisters need to be addressed...The splint is probably to tight....But to elevate correctly the elbow should be at the level or just a ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: I do agree with answer, I have another tip to add: rapp thin pillow around your forearm, secure with safety pins to keep it around, when you go to sl ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elise Sadoun
14 years experience Family Medicine
No: Please call your doctor about this, you might have an infection of some type. Be well.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: An x-ray will allow your physician to determine whether your fracture can heal appropriately in a cast or if surgical intervention is needed. If you r ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
X-ray and Cat Scan: The first we use x-ray and may we need cat scan to better define the fragments.
7
7 thanks
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Deformity: Deformity, loss of function, swelling, tenderness , etc.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
16 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See your doctor: Different fractures require different treatment. See your physician.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
46 years experience Hand Surgery
See an Ortho surgeon: If your wrist is broken you need to have it fixed by an orthopedic hand surgeon. They will get a x-ray and possibly special tests and either set the ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Pain: Pain associated with trauma are by far the most suggestive signs. The old wives tale about not being able to move it is not true so be careful. Swel ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month