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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Discuss with your md: If the bone is fully healed, the pain is likely related to the stiffness, residual swelling, and weakness likely present. It is not unusual for this t ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sprained after cast: Make sure you are healing properly under the guidance of your physician and follow instructions for exercise, pain medications and control of swelling ... Read More
Dr. Jay Pomerance
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Symptoms: This may not be unusual and may be within normal for your fracture. Not all fractures are the same. You need to follow up with your doctor.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Need an MRI : Or another diagnostic/imaging study +/- consultation with hand specialist.
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Dr. Michael Fitzmaurice
21 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand surgeon and MRI: Patients with pain despite conservative management with a splint should have an evaluation by a hand surgeon and may require additional imaging such a ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
An option.: Casting is a viable option used to immobilize an area. Consult with your orthopedist.
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Dr. Ira Katz
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Get rechecked: Without more information it is hard to give you an exact answer. However, wrist fractures are notorious for not showing up on initial X-Rays for a var ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Shults
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Stiff: small radial head fractures can be treated with a sling and early mobilization. You are at a high risk of stiffness developing. That stated a second o ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Sprained: It sounds like a sprain, though it is impossible to say without seeing the xrays.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Hand surgeon: See a hand surgeon for an examination and possible MRI if exam indicates ligamentous injury. In the mean time recommend wrist splint, icing, and behav ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Use an OTC splint: The easiest way to treat and protect a sprained wrist is to try an over-the-counter (otc) splint. They are easy to apply and remove for personal care. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
40 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: It depends on severity of the sprain. Mild strains need splinting for a short period of time (if at all) and medication for pain. More severe sprains ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
A simple: Over the counter splint may be useful. However the term sprain has many meanings, and is used to mean "negative" xrays by many but there can be a frac ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Giannini
36 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
R.I.C.E.: This is the recommended treatment for sprains/strains the first 3 days. Rice: rest, ice, compression & elevation. Give it a rest. Ice at least 30 min. ... Read More
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