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how long does it take for wrist fracture pain to go away?

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Dr. Christopher Henley
Hand Surgery 20 years experience
About Six Weeks: A bone heals in six weeks in most cases. After this point, there can be pain from a stiff wrist joint (different from the pain of the break itself). Sometimes physical therapy will help with pain and stiffness after a wrist fracture.
Dr. Mark Einbecker
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: There are several types of wrist fractures and the severity of the fracture can determine the level of someone's pain. Pt cn help get over the fracture rehab faster

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