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Fractured Hand Swollen Will Swelling Cast
I have a fractured hand, and it's very swollen. Will I have to wait swelling to subside before I get a cast?
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Is it normal for the wrist to be swollen one month after removing a cast (after a fracture)? How long before the swelling and pain subside?
I can be: After a wrist fracture it is normal to have pain and swelling for many months sometimes as long a 6 months to a year. Therapy can help reduce the swelling and improve your motion. See your doctor to make sure nothing else is going on and that this is normal soreness after a fracture. ...Read more
Dropped a big can on thumb. Still numb & can't bend after two weeks with some hand swelling and now has a dent by injury site. Is it fractured?
Possible: It's possible to have a fracture, way to confirm is examination followed by x Ray. ...Read more
Hand fracture 2weeks ago (4th metatarsal closed initial).ER ortho put a splint 2 wear 4-6 week. I went 2 a walkin clinic 4 swelling. My finger is crooked
Did I wait too long to get a cast on my very slightly fractured hand? Would I heal abnormally? It has been a week and 2 days.
Depends upon type: Different fractures are treated differently. You need to see an ortho doc right away for an eval. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, you would be placed either in a cast or a splint. If the fracture involves multiple fragments of bone or extends into a joint or the fragments have separated significantly, you need surgery to fix the bones with screws and plates. ...Read more
Why do I wake up every day with my hand swollen. I had surgery due to car accident broken bone and damaged nerves in that hand.
Venous issue?: May have also injured veins in hand and arm which may cause tendency to swell. Try sleeping with hand elevated on pillow and the more regularly you exercise hand and arm the tendecy should gradually go away. If elevation does not reduce swells ng may need evaluation for clot in veins ...Read more
Punched a person & car window about two weeks ago. X-rays show no fracture. There's a lump on the backside of my hand. Painful to move hand& swollen.
Pretty Handy.: More than likely, your hand has suffered some soft tissue damage. If the x-rays were taken immediately after the altercation, a stress fracture may has been unable to detect at that time. This could contribute to the swelling you are having now. It may be to late for the therapeutic effects of RICE now. (Rest, ice, elevation and compression.) You can try moist heat. See a doctor if no improvement. ...Read more
Probably not: If there was no injury to the hand and it is not painful then it is probably not fractured. Swelling in the hand after an elbow injury especially in a cast is common. The swelling must be controlled with ice, elevation and most importantly keeping the fingers moving. If it becomes severe it can lead to permanent stiffness of the fingers. A good therapist can help controll the swelling. ...Read more
What are some probable causes of swollen ankles and slight hand swelling with a tingling sensation?
Hand swollen/painful 4 wks in between thumb and finger. No injury. Swelling and pain are spreading and increasing. What could it be?
Swelling causality: The symptoms you describe in the face of no known injury best describe an infectious or autoimmune process. With the acceleration you describe, you should see your doctor as soon as possible as a firm diagnosis and start of treatment as quickly as possible is very important. ...Read more
I woke up with my right arm and hand swollen. Now, eight hours later, the swelling went down but there is burning sensation in my upper arm and it is?
Have you been seen: Without seeing your xray hard to say but you should probably get seen by an orthopaedic surgeon. Treatment will depend on how bad of a break: whether there is substantial displacement and thus need for a reduction (realignment of the broken bones) either closed or possibly surgery. ...Read more
Slight right hand swelling, is this normal or something to be concerned about? No injury, no pain, no discomfort, only in hand, just slightly swollen.
Inch long section of vein on left hand swollen + tender (yday) swelling gone visible bruise in place still tender 2day! Sicky feeling + dizzy spells???
See Doctor ASAP: You should see a doctor as soon as possible or go to the emergency room ...Read more
I hurt my wrist 3 1/2 weeks ago, xrays showed no fractures but it's still swollen and hurts to push. Swelling starts middle of the top of my wrist to the middle of the thumb side starting where that bone (normally) sticks up on the pinky side. After 3 1/2
An xray will help rule out a fracture or other more discernible ligament injury
ice anti-inflammatories and rest and splinting are the main acute treatments. ...Read more
I am six weeks with cast for my wrist fracture just the past few days my fingers are swollen should I be concerned?
Your cast may be: Too tight and therefore constricting blood flow in and out of your hand. I would call your orthopedic or emergency room doctor and have them revise the cast ASAP. You do not want to wait until the hand has gone numb, purple, or lose circulation. At least they should take a look at it. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I got a distal radial fracture ~6 weeks ago. Dr took my cast off last week. Is it normal for thumb to still hurt & wrist to still be visibly swollen?
Wrist fracture: Yes this is totally normal and will go away with time once the swelling goes away completely and your Range of Motion improves. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Yes: A fractured hand that is set properly and monitored closely should heal well after 6 weeks. More severe fractures may cause some limitations in strength and motion, depending on how they are treated and where exactly the fracture is located. ...Read more
Yes: If your hand is fractured or even if you just think your hand might be fractured, I would suggest seeing an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure that your hand injury is treated appropriately. ...Read more
Almost anything...: The hands are very often injured because they are our connection to the outside world. Symptoms and signs of hand fractures include pain, deformity, point tenderness, swelling. They can be caused by direct blows to the hand, twisting injuries, and crush injuries. ...Read more
Pain: There are several signs. The most obvious one is a deformity. Without a deformity, then in the setting of recent trauma you would be looking for moderate to severe pain and swelling. There is usually a limited range of motion of the affected area. Sometimes you can feel a clicking or stepoff at the area of the fracture. Some fractures can cause a rotational deformity of the finger ...Read more
Rather quickly...: Compared to other bones. Hand fractures are often healed in 3-4 weeks. At that point they will often not appear to be healed on xrays but these lag behind the actual healing. Because stiffness in the hand is much more common than poor fracture healing, immobilization of hand fractures needs to be for as short a time as possible. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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