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A 55-year-old female 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?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
My impression is that the cast is too tight and should be checked by your physician or orthopedic specialist who is treating you.
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Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 40 years experience
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
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Last updated Apr 28, 2021

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