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How does it feel to move hand after being cast for weeks?

How does it feel to move hand after being cast for weeks?

Sore and Stiff: Your hand will be stiff when you first get to move it again after being in a cast. This may cause some pain, but as long as your hand is properly healed, the soreness should be temporary. ...Read more

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Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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When will I be able to move my hand after 10 weeks on cast?

When will I be able to move my hand after 10 weeks on cast?

Depends: A good rule of thumb for the time it takes to recover motion after a period of immobilization is about the same amount of time you were immobilized. ...Read more

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Why when you move your hand in a cast can you hear a cracking noise?

Get checked out: Most casts should fit snug enough to not allow for significant movement as the purpose of a cast is to immobilize. If there is movement in a cast, then it is not functioning correctly and can lead to possible issues such as a loss of reduction or even skin breakdown. ...Read more

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I broke or fractured my hand and its in a cast but when i move my hand it goes tingly and numb, is this supposed to happen?

No: Need to worry that the cast is too tight causing compression or too loose and causing pressure on a nerve with movement. Go back to the doctor that put the cast on. ...Read more

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My hand is a darker purple color after having cast removed from 4th metacarpal break 2.5 weeks ago and fingers casted are still hard to move. Is it ok?

My hand is a darker purple color after having cast removed from 4th metacarpal break 2.5 weeks ago and fingers casted are still hard to move. Is it ok?

Probably: I would let your doctor know, but it is not uncommon for patients to take another 6-8 weeks to regain their normal motion and coloration after being casted for a fracture. ...Read more

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I broke my left wrist two years ago and I still constantly have the urge to move it around and stretch it/pop it. I have also noticed a tremor when I hold something in my left hand as well. When the Dr took my cast off two years ago, my break wasn't nearl

I broke my left wrist two years ago and I still constantly have the urge to move it around and stretch it/pop it. I have also noticed a tremor when I hold something in my left hand as well. When the Dr took my cast off two years ago, my break wasn't nearl

You probably had: Some nerve damage to your ligaments when the fracture occurred that may have weakened the overall function of your wrist, I.e. Wrist flexion or extension. There was probably nothing anyone could have done to prevent this. Fractures could cause a micro tear in a ligament that healed but left calcium deposits and therefore scarring or stiffening the ligament. Doing some flexion/extension exercises m ...Read more

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Broke hand a few weeks ago but no cast. Why not?

Broke hand a few weeks ago but no cast. Why not?

Stable: The main reason not to put a cast or splint on a patient for a fracture is that the fracture is non-displaced and stable and the patient is reliable not to reinjure themselves. ...Read more

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When you have a bad break in your hand, how long until they normally cast it?

When you have a bad break in your hand, how long until they normally cast it?

When swelling down: It is very hard and dangerous to cast very swelling arm or foot, few days when the swelling go down you could apply the cast. ...Read more

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What happens if you keep your hand cast on longer than recommended?

Stiffness: Keeping your hand or wrist in a cast too long can increase the stiffness in your joints, and then make it harder to regain full motion. ...Read more

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