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Hand X Ray Fracture Pain
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
Sure is: Fractures in the hand can be subtle. Generally 3 views of the hand are needed to accurately assess the presence or absence of a fracture. Some fractures that are not displaced might only become apparent on xray after 7-10 days. Features of hand fractures include swelling, deformity, and point tenderness. If a question exists, see a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell and hurt my hand. I had an x-ray, which showed no fracture. But I still have a terrible pain. What can I do?
Repeat X-ray: On occasion, hairline fractures may not be initially visible on the first set of films but may take more time to become apparent on a second set of xrays obtained a week later. Otherwise rest, ice, compression, elevation and nsaids may be your best friends if recommended and not contra-indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About 1 month ago i hit my right hand to a wall i didn't get fracture according to X-ray but still i feels pain whenever i try to lift any objects?
I hit my hand on a table 6 days ago. X-ray shows no break. It is still swollen& very painful despite using ice and a wrap. Is a fracture possible?
Dislocated finger 4 days ago pain down hand to wrist pt is 60y could fracture been missed on X-ray if so how long before follow up?
Soon: If you haven't already, i would seek the advise of a good hand surgeon (plastics or ortho) who can advise you on the care and treatment as well as what to expect while your finger heals. Sometimes dislocations do not go back into place without surgical intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I fell down from bike and left hand is effected with whole body weight there is sweeling on my hand and pain in hand joint.No fracture in X-ray com.
? Fracture/ligament: Pain in hand can be due to ligament injury or due to fracture of the scaphoid bone ;sometimes this does not show up on x-ray till 10-12 days later but as these fractures may not heal well, most hand surgeons will treat a patient as if they have the fracture by placing them in a cast from the start.If repeat x-rays confirm diagnosis then the cast is kept for 8 weeks. Ligament tears need splinting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Squeezed nerve in shoulder which inflamed in arm/hand or carpel tunnel. How do you know the difference? X-Ray no swelling,no fracture.Pain not leaving
Needs examination : If I understand it right, you would like to know the difference between pain radiating from spine in the neck towards the arm and localized pain in the hand from carpal tunnel syndrome. A thorough evaluation is the first step followed by imaging of the spine and/ or provocation test at the wrist level. ...Read more
If I have a scaphoid fracture that has gone untreated for more than 6 months, will that show up on an x-ray? I had an injury on my hand last summer, initial X-ray and MRI showed nothing other than sprained scapholunate ligament with post-traumatic synovit
Scaphoid fracture: If you had a scaphoid fracture which was initially not diagnosed and it has not healed ( a scaphoid nonunion ), this will show up on regular x-rays 6 months after the injury. Possible causes of continued pain after a wrist injury without a fracture can be an unhealed ligament sprain or tear, a joint capsule sprain or cartilage injury. A clinical examination and perhaps an MRI can help diagnose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am a professional pianist.Fell on my hands&knees 11wks1/2ago.Hurt my wrists esp.left wrist.X-ray of left wrist shows a suspicion of fracture but pain has improved.Can I play piano again now?Shld I wear a hand brace when play?Do I need an orthopedist?
Seek further care: Hand and wrist fractures can be tricky to diagnose and treatment can vary quite a bit, depending on which bone is fractured. Suspicion of a fracture in the hand requires more investigation, including a possible CT or MRI (depending on the suspected injury) and care from a hand surgeon. ...Read more
If u banged a table hard and hurt your hand and it swelled and turned red can this be cellulitis? X-rays showed no fractures.
Why can't I straighten my finger after a punching injury if there is no fracture? It stays bent and knuckle seems pushed back. X-ray read normal.
Hurt my wrist a month ago, X-ray shows no fracture, but I still can't turn my wrist without major shot of pain. What else could it be?
Tendinitis, ligament: You cd have a muscle / ligament sprain (or partial tear), or a tendon strain or tear. Inflammation of the tendon wd cause tendinitis, which acts up only when the tendon is being used - i.e., turning ur wrist. The exact tendon or ligament involved will depend on what how u injured ur wrist 1 month ago & what movement causes the pain now. ...Read more
X-rays showed signs of aged fractures above the wrist and ankle on the right hand side - what's going on?
X-rays: Usually will show signs of old fractures. If you had them without knowing they were fractured their could be multiple causes and seek out orthopedic consult. ...Read more
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more