A member asked:

I fractured my wrist on valentines day, long ways. now i'm on the 6th week of wearing a cast, but it's tingling and numdish, also fingers are swollen. is this normal?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

My impression is that the cast is too tight and should be checked by your physician or orthopedic specialist who is treating you.

Answered 3/31/2021


Dr. Steven Brown answered

Specializes in Hand Surgery

Swelling 6 weeks out from fracture with cast is usually normal. The numbness and tingling could either be from carpal tunnel which can develop with a wrist fracture or from the cast being too tight you should be assessed by the treating orthopedist

Answered 4/28/2021



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