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I broke my hand and got a cast. It's still swollen and I think it's squeezed too tightly. What can I do?

I broke my hand and got a cast. It's still swollen and I think it's squeezed too tightly. What can I do?

See your doctor: You should elevate the hand/arm above the heart as much as possible. This will help with swelling. You should have your doctor check the cast to see if it is too tight. ...Read more

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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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What if my arm cast is turning my hand darker and swollen?

What if my arm cast is turning my hand darker and swollen?

Be seen: It sounds like it was put on too tight, or your arm swelled under it. You need to be assessed immediately. ...Read more

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My hand is swollen and darker at the wrist after i removed the cast Should i worry ?

My hand is swollen and darker at the wrist after i removed the cast 
Should i worry ?

No: These are normal signs after removing a cast. Glad that your arm is healing well. :) ...Read more

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Can a cast be put on a swollen hand, i broke the 5th metacarpal and the swelling will not subside .?

Can a cast be put on a swollen hand, i broke the 5th metacarpal  and the swelling will not subside .?

Yes: Cast can be applied but one must be careful and alert for possible cast problems casts are often put on while swollen but swelling will gradually decrease watch out for any numbness in your fingers or changes to circulation. ...Read more

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My wrist is broken, no joint involvement. I have had the cast on for 24 hours. The hand is slightly swollen. It wasn't before the cast. Is this normal?

My wrist is broken, no joint involvement. I have had the cast on for 24 hours. The hand is slightly swollen. It wasn't before the cast. Is this normal?

Yes but: Swelling after the fracture is common. If there's too much swelling the compression of the circulation or the neurologic system can cause serious problems. If there any questions you should ask your physician. ...Read more

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I have a fractured hand, and it's very swollen. Will I have to wait swelling to subside before I get a cast?

I have a fractured hand, and it's very swollen. Will I have to wait swelling to subside before I get a cast?

Splint first: With marked swelling you will probably be given a splint to use until the swelling subsides, at which time you will be changed to a cast--but a lot depend on the location of the fracture and whether you need an operation. ...Read more

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Fingers and hand swell 3 weeks after cast removal, is this normal?

Fingers and hand swell 3 weeks after cast removal, is this normal?

Yes: Yes, many people experience swelling after coming out of a cast. Sometimes this can last as long as 6 mos. In the leg the swelling might be permanent. Yikes! ...Read more