A 38-year-old female asked about a 43-year-old male:
Since getting an electric shock 3 weeks ago, my husband has had hand stiffness especially in his fingers and can't make a fist without pain. advice?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Meleanswered
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Time to see your doc: A minor shock should have no symptoms after a few hours. Persistent symptoms after three weeks indicates a significant injury or another problem. A more in depth medical history and physical examination are the best places to start.
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A Verified Doctoranswered
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
See hand specialist: You should see a hand specialist as soon as possible for an evaluation. In the meantime, the arm should be elevated above the level of the heart in a sling and on 2-3 pillows when in bed. This could help the swelling.
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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