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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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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 do I tell if my wrist is broken or sprained without going to the doctor?

How do I tell if my wrist is broken or sprained without going to the doctor?

X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the wrist, and a fracture is damage to the bone, strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...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 to tell if my wrist tendon is torn and what level it is?

How to tell if my wrist tendon is torn and what level it is?

See an orthopedist: You should not try to self-diagnose a wrist injury. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist is fractured?

How to tell if my wrist is fractured?

Fracture: Imaging, usually with xray. Get a good history, usually of some mechanism of injury. Pair this with a good physical exam of well-localized pain. ...Read more

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Is there a way to tell if my wrist is sprained or fractured?

Is there a way to tell if my wrist is sprained or fractured?

An exam followed by : An appropriately selected xray is a good start. The wrist is complex and "sprains" arent necessarily treated all the same as the injury can be mild or complex/ even with a negative x-ray. A fracture can differ in its appearance just by varying the view of the x-ray so while a standard traum series of xrays helps rule out an obvious fracture there are many injuries that need special views/studies. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my wrist is sprained, fractured, or broken?

How can I tell if my wrist is sprained, fractured, or broken?

Wrist: Xray, good history that describes the mechanism of injury with the amount of energy involved, good physical exam by an er doc/orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I tell if my wrist fractured or just bruised?

Deformity: Deformity and loss of function will indicate fracture. Simple xray will clarify. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my wrist pain is carpal tunnel without issues with my fingers?

How can I tell if my wrist pain is carpal tunnel without issues with my fingers?

Rare: Because carpal tunnel is a nerve compression syndrome primary presenting symptoms are numbness, and paresthesias in the median nerve distribution to the thumb, index , long and half the ring fingers. While pain at the volar wrist may be present with the numbness, and weakness of the thenar muscles it is almost never the lone symptom. ...Read more

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How to tell if my wrist is fractured? I fell on Saturday and landed on the palm of my hand. It just started swelling on Monday and I'm unable to use.

How to tell if my wrist is fractured? I fell on Saturday and landed on the palm of my hand. It just started swelling on Monday and I'm unable to use.

Wrist fractures: You should definitely be evaluated in person by your local physician with a physical exam and radiographs (xrays). ...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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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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Please tell me, could a broken wrist heal in 3 weeks?

Please tell me, could a broken wrist heal in 3 weeks?

Wrist fractures : Generally take 6-8 weeks to heal meaning the fracture line is "gone" however a hairline fracture in a healthy adult may feel "healed@ ie pain free and be suitable for part time splinting after 3 weeks depending upon the circumstances . Children's fractures are different as kids heal faster and buckle fractures are technically stable . Still most buckle fractured are more comfortable casted. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Please tell me, could i ever lift weights again (injured wrist)?

Yes: Treatment depends on your wrist injury. The worst injury could lead to a wrist fusion. This would lead to no up and down wrist motion but give good pain free strength. ...Read more

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It hurts very bad when I use my wrist, but i don't remember twisting it or anything. Can you tell me what it could be?

It hurts very bad when I use my wrist, but i don't remember twisting it or anything. Can you tell me what it could be?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Just wondering if someone could tell me what a microfracture is in depth, if such a thing, like if someone got one on wrist?

Just wondering if someone could tell me what a microfracture is in depth, if such a thing, like if someone got one on wrist?

Small Fracture: A micro fracture sometimes refers to an injury eg a wrist when there is no visible fracture line on plain xrays but there is a finding on MRI or CT Scan indicating trauma. The treatment is basically the same as a full fracture eg casting or a fracture brace. Many times the length of time needed is less by about 30%. Stress fractures can be related to the same process. ...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