Top
20
Doctor insights on: How To Break Your Wrist

Share
4

4
If i drop 30lbs on my wrist, will it break?

If i drop 30lbs on my wrist, will it break?

Please don't do: That. You might even shatter your wrist. ...Read more

5

5
How to break your fall from bike rather than wrist?

How to break your fall from bike rather than wrist?

Roll: If you are talking about a fall from a bicycle, clavicles and wrists are the most common fractures. These occur because the natural instinct is to put our hand out to "break" the fall. It is suggested that we roll rather than break the fall with our outstretched arm. Much easier said than done! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
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

8

8
I broke my wrist. What is the likelihood that it will break again?

I broke my wrist. What is the likelihood that it will break again?

Very, very low.: Assuming the fracture healed completely and in an "appropriate" position, it is very unlikely that you will re-break your wrist. It often takes 6-8 weeks for fractures to heal and an additional 4 weeks to regain normal bone strength. However, low bone density can increase your risk of re-fracture. Radiographs are necessary to determine the strength of the bone following injury. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Can i break my wrist with potatoes?

Can i break my wrist with potatoes?

Xray: Pain just in the area of the wrist joint could be a sprain. Pain directly on a bone usually means a fracture. The best way to decipher between the two is to get an xray and see your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

10

10
After broken wrist is healed, is it easier to break again?

After broken wrist is healed, is it easier to break again?

shouldn't be.: If the fracture is solidly healed, you should be at no higher risk for re-fracture. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
How can I break a sprained wrist?

How can I break a sprained wrist?

Too much force: Sometimes injured areas are weak and may be more susceptible to further injury if there is a degree of weakness. An external force applied onto or around the injured site may cause further more serious damage. Have the sprain treated appropriately to avoid further damage. ...Read more

12

12
Can you break a wrist in volleyball serving?

Can you break a wrist in volleyball serving?

Possible: Soft tissue injuries are most common. Fractures can occur. The younger athlete, those considered skeletally immature, appear more susceptible. They are prone to a specific type fracture involving the growth plate. These are referred to as salter fractures. The skeletally mature athlete is less susceptible to fracture from vb serve. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
If you break your wrist, can you lift weights when cast is off?

Yes: If fracutre is healed. Wrist will need some occupational therary to get it strong. Due to cast and inactivity the wrist will look thinner, will be stiff, and weak initially. Therapy will get wrist back to normal funciton. Go slow and steady. ...Read more

15

15
Is it possible to not feel pain when you break a bone. Broke my wrist and wasnt sure?

Is it possible to not feel pain when you break a bone. Broke my wrist and wasnt sure?

Let me explain: Tolerance for pain is different from person to person, some people scream from minor scratch, some break a bone (minor break) and continue to work. ...Read more

16

16
My scaphoid hurts. I can't bend my wrist upwards and when I touch it, a sharp pain arrises. Did I break it?

My scaphoid hurts. I can't bend my wrist upwards and when I touch it, a sharp pain arrises. Did I break it?

Possible: Did you do something to injury it? If yes then you should get it X-rayed. Scaphoid fractures need close attention to prevent a complication from the fracture called avascular necrosis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
How to tell if I have a break/sprain in my wrist?

How to tell if I have a break/sprain in my wrist?

X-ray necessary: Both can be very painfull and movement can aggravate the pain with both. An x-ray is needed to differentiate betwen the two. ...Read more

19

19
Swollen warm wrists after a fall. No breaks noted on xray. What should we expect next?

Swollen warm wrists after a fall. No breaks noted on xray. What should we expect next?

Give it time: This is most likley a sprain. These can take many months to improve. A repeat xray or an MRI might be considered because not all fracture show up on the xrays initially. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
My son has a hairline break to his wrist and is in a cast hes 11 years old how long will it take to heal?

A month or so.: Kids tend to heal very quickly. The so-called "hairline" fracture describes a fracture that is only minimally displaced and as such is in a good position and typically has good remaining blood supply. Additionally, the area of the wrist (if this represents a distal radius fracture) is typically very well vascularized and with the type of bone that heals quite quickly. Good luck! ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer