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What is the best position to sleep when you have a broken wrist

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience Family Medicine
Any comfortable one: A broken wrist, if properly treated will allow you to sleep in any position of comfort. It is best that you sleep in a positon where you can elevate ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Wrist fx: Immobilized and protected in a splint or cast. In addition it is wise to elevate the wrist above the level of your heart such as on a pillow over your ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hildreth
43 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
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Elevated on pillows: Its always best to try to keep the limb elevated after a fracture to decrease swelling. Placing the arm on pillows to the side as one sleeps is one wa ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Ciaglia
16 years experience Hand Surgery
Treat her wrist: Many times elderly patients with other problems sometimes get overlooked and do not receive standard treatment. For your grandmother, if the fracture ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Scott Smith
29 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
18 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Dystonia: The best way to sleep is in neutral position like a corpse on your back completely aligned. Make sure your shoulders and head are both on the pillow ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
38 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Right or left side,: or your choice.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahruq Sarela
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Degenerative dz : Sleep in the lateral position to reduce direct pressure on the spine. dJD of the spine does not get better unless you strengthen the para-spinal muscl ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Uncontrolled asthma: if you have difficulty sleeping in any position and you are asthmatic, you need to be evaluated, it might not be your lungs though, at any rate, eleva ... Read More

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