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How Can You Tell If A Bone Has Broken In Your Hand
Xray: Pain and a crunching noise.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more
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Can you tell me if manual labor causes hands to enlarge by increasing muscle size or bone size or both?
Doubtful: Aside from some abnormal growth disorders bone stop growing in late teens early twenties in males and earlier in women. The muscles in the hand get stronger with use but not bigger (or piano players would have huge hands). With manual labor the body can respond to vibration and impact by increasing the fat and fibrous layers to thicken the palm and soft areas of the hand but not very much bigger. ...Read more
An x ray: An x ray is the only certain way to know. ...Read more
Typically : An adult takes 6-8 weeks for a bone to heal. Often for a nondisplaced finger fracture after three weeks one can begin range of motion if pain is minimal even tho it is not fully healed. Wrist fractures take longer generally. These are just loose recommendations as treatment needs to be monitored and supervised. ...Read more
When I shake someone's hand my wrist "pops" near the ulna bone from what I can tell. Why is this happening?
Air in joint: normal occurance- there is normal air between the bones of your wrist and the the popping sound is similar to "cracking" your knuckles. ...Read more
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