U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Oakdale, CT
A 23-year-old female asked:

I hit my wrist and now it hurts bad. bendable, but hurts when separate thumb. tingling swelling and bump where i hit it. sprain, fracture, or neither?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Wrist pain: Kelsey, as I often tell my patients in the office, I wish I had x-ray vision. Then I could tell if things were fractured. It is even worse on the internet. There is no way to tell without an x-ray. Get seen in the morning, its not an emergency. Put ice on it, continue the ibuprofen, wrap it up. Good luck.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.