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What can i do with a sprain in hand and wrist? happened about 5 weeks ago, it's still swollen, only one x-ray was done they said no broken bones, sometimes the fingers and hand will start tingling even bad enough that it feels like needles, fingers get ev

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
It : It is too difficult to answer this question over the internet directly addressing your specific issue with the present information. However, in general sprains can range from a mild injury to something more severe involving ruptured ligaments in the wrist that need attention. Swelling and mumbness may represent compression of a nerve or just the feeling of decreased sensation in a limited area due to swollen skin, again it is too difficult to address those comlpaints withut more detailed information. If you have had a cortisone shot the question to ask the doctor that gave that is what is to be expected from the injection and what to do next. Occult or unseen fractures may also exist and repeating the xrays or getting additional imaging studies can be considered you may want to ask to see a specialist or a hand surgeon. This answer is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment.
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Additional : Additional information regarding wrist sprains can be seen here http://orthoinfo.Aaos.Org/topic.Cfm?Topic=a00023 http://www.Assh.Org/public/handconditions/pages/wristsprains.Aspx.
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Dr. Jose J Monsivais
Hand Surgery 52 years experience
Pain : Pain and tingling in the hand and fingers, after a wrist "sprain", is suggestive of acute nerve compression and needs detailed physical exam, to include neurologic evaluation. If indicated, electrodiagnostic studies will need to be performed. Treatment needs to be instituded soon, to prevent chronicity and irreversible damage.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 24 years experience
Have it re-evaluated: Pain due to trauma may be due to fracture, sprains, arthritis, muscle, nerve or tendon injuries. Have the hand evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care.
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Last updated May 8, 2019

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