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A 30-year-old member asked:

What to do if i fell on my hand while running, and now my wrist hurts when i move it. what's wrong with it?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Popowitz
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Possible fracture: Wrist pain after a fall could be a fracture. I suggest you see your orthopedist and get an x-ray.
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Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 33 years experience
Concerned: If its been more than 2 days and its staying painful i strongly urge you to see your doctor. The big concern is not necessarily a fracture (break) , but a ligamentous injury which can be far worse. If its missed now the wrist will feel better in a few weeks but then you'll be sentenced to an arthritic joint later in life. Hope this helps!
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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