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what's recommended as a cure for swollen hands after broken wrist?

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Dr. David Brouwer
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Elevation, ice: Keep the hand above the level of your heart to reduce swellling, and use ice for 20 minutes every 3-4 hours. Avoid overuse of that hand, and if your orthopedist allows you can use an anti-inflammatory medication.
Dr. Alex Meyers
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Hand swelling: Occupational therapy can help. There are hand edema excercises called "6-pack" excercises. Hand swelling is not uncommon after wrist injuries. Make sure the fracture has healed appropriately with a final x-ray and consultation with your orthopedist.

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Last updated Aug 13, 2016

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