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can i have smal tears in wrist ligaments that do not show up on an mri? sprained wrist 8 mon ago. hand surgeon said that mri is normal.

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Dr. Robert Sterling
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A Twist of the Wrist: Well, normal for YOU.But if you still have pain or discomfort or limitation of motion,then SOMETHING is going on in there.But, the MRI should show almost all of the big stuff--so what you need is some hand therapy by a physical therapist who understands hand problems. Also,did the hand doc suggest a splint or other device to help healing,or any medications or injections?There are other modalities
Answered on Sep 29, 2014
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