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Yesterday i got really drunk and woke up with a lot of injuries. Don't remember much. How can you tell if your wrist is broken?

Yesterday i got really drunk and woke up with a lot of injuries. Don't remember much. How can you tell if your wrist is broken?

Great deal of pain: A broken wrist is very swollen and painful - if you have concerns, go to your doctor or an urgent care and they can examine you and get films. The fact that you seem more concerned with your wrist than you are with blackout drinking concerns me that you are in a great deal of denial. You need help before it gets even worse, talk to your doctor or other health care provider, consider aa/other help. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your broken wrist never healed properly?

How can you tell if your broken wrist never healed properly?

Simple answer: X-rays and/ or ct scan. If you still have pain, deformity, or loss of function, then radiographic imaging can determine healing, in regard to bony union and alignment. ...Read more

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I was just wondering how can you tell if your wrist or arm is sprained?

I was just wondering how can you tell if your wrist or arm is sprained?

Many: Pain, swelling, limited motion, tenderness, discoloration are all aigns and symptoms. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Could you tell me any good exercises for strengthening wrists?

Could you tell me any good exercises for strengthening wrists?

Many different ones: Exercises that focus on gripping, wrist curls and reverse wrist curls all will help strengthen the muscles which span the wrist joint. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some exercises for strengthening wrists?

Wrist 'rollers': Wrist' rollers ' are an excellent way to increase wrist and forearm strength and are commonly performed by top- flight baseball players and golfers. Do them correctly!( look them up). Best of luck! ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist is broken?

How to tell if my wrist is broken?

An x-ay is needed: The small bones in the wrist can be particularly difficult to see if a fracture is present. A follow uop x-ray or even an MRI may be needed if the inital x-rays are non-revealing. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i broke my wrist?

How can I tell if i broke my wrist?

Pain swelling shape: ''''mechanism of the worrysome injury of the bones, pinpoint severe pain, then x-rays are helpful. ...Read more

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How can you tell if wrist is broken?

An x-ray: The best way to diagnose a fracture of the wrist or of any bone is with an x-ray. An orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon is needed if fracture exists. ...Read more

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How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

How could I tell if my wrist is broken?

X-ray: Some people think that if you can move a joint there is no break. This is untrue and an x-ray is the best way to diagnose a fracture. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are differnts ways to break your wrist?

Could you tell me what are differnts ways to break your wrist?

Trauma: You can fracture the wrist by falling on the outstretched hand, being struck on the wrist, in auto accidents and anything you can imagine that causes a blow to the wrist area. Rarely the wrist can fracture in ordinary use if the bones are thin. Wrist fracture is common in the elderly in part due to this. ...Read more

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Can you tell me for what heavy lifting exercises do you use wrist wraps?

Can you tell me for what heavy lifting exercises do you use wrist wraps?

Wrist straps: You will observe the big power lifters use straps anytime they need some extra confidence with an Olympic bar and heavy weight to be lifted (dead lift, clean and jerk, etc) off the ground. I personally don’t like using them as they feel different from the norm and that throws off my concentration and may ensure I don’t make the lift. I also don’t like how they increase the effective bar diameter. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my wrist is fractured?

How do I tell if my wrist is fractured?

Fractures: typically are associated with significant pain, swelling, bruising, loss of function, deformity and possibly instability of the involved limb or joint. IF you think you have a fracture seek help as immediately as possible and evaluation by Xray and an orthopedic specialist. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have fractured my wrist?

How can I tell if I have fractured my wrist?

Wrist fracture: See orthopedic surgeon & get x-ray. Check for pain, swelling, and possible deformity. ...Read more

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How can I tell that I have sprained my wrist?

How can I tell that I have sprained my wrist?

Wrist Pain: You may not be able to tell the difference between a wrist sprain or fracture in the immediate aftermath of a FOSH-fall on outstretched hand injury without an ER evaluation and X-ray. Wrist fractured are one of the most commonly missed injuries but if your wrist hurts because you are on a keyboard all day or work as a server, driver or hairdresser it is likely due to occupational repetitive strain ...Read more

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What are some ways to tell if i sprained my wrist?

What are some ways to tell if i sprained my wrist?

Pain swelling: Rest ice compression and elevation are hallmarks of initial treatment but however don't think "sprain" just because someone said you didn't fracture. There are many sprains that are severe and need treatment, just as there are small tiny injuries. There are also fractures that are not seen on initial films. X-rays may reveal malignant without fracture, MRI showed ligament relationships. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i sprained or strained my wrist?

How can I tell if i sprained or strained my wrist?

Get evaluated: It is really hard to diagnose on-line. Was there a trauma? Did you fall or did it just come about all of a sudden? Simple sprains and strains take about 10 days to go away. If it has been longer you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists whilst minimising the risk of injury until they get stronger?

Please tell me what are some good exercises to strengthen the wrists whilst minimising the risk of injury until they get stronger?

Use dumbbells: And high repetitions with light weight to start. Do it from a sitting position with your forearms in your thighs so you work only the forearm muscle groups. Do it both directions with the hands facing down and up ...Read more

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Hurt wrist- how to tell if it's serious?

Eval.: Swelling? Decreased range of motion? Significant pain? Change is sensation? Obvious deformity? The best way to determine if your injury is serious is to seek medical evaluation. ...Read more