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A 41-year-old female asked:

Hairline fracture of wrist 26 yrs ago. no recent trauma but hurts when i move it, not swollen. what could cause the pain? what can i do to lessen it?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
So it says you are : 41. So at age 15 you had a hairline fracture . If it was your scaphoid then you need to get it checked out as you could easily have a nonunion, malunion and arthritis change. But that is not a definitive c thing just a chance. If it were just a simple hairline fracture in your radius odds are it had nothing to do with the current issue. But pain wiht motion all the time bears getting evaluated.
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Dr. M Felix Freshwater
Hand Surgery 51 years experience
Not enough info: Your info isn't specific enough. Where does it hurt? When does it hurt? Did you have an accident? What is the pain like - burning, stabbing, electricity, ache? What lessens the pain?
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Last updated Apr 1, 2019


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