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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
X-ray: Need to see an orthopedic doctor for exam and x-ray. ...Read more
Many: Pain, swelling, limited motion, tenderness, discoloration are all aigns and symptoms. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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