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I Broke My Hand How Much Does The Cast Weigh Is It Heavy
Depends: Plaster casts weigh more than fiberglass. Either one does not weigh much though. ...Read more
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I broke my hand and got a cast. It's still swollen and I think it's squeezed too tightly. What can I do?
I broke my hand 5 years ago. When they took my cast off my hand was not straight. This year my hand has been in pain and I struggle to lift things?
Consult a: Hand specialist. This is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in hands. ...Read more
Broke my hand 2 months ago. Had a cast on for 6 weeks. And hand is still painful and constantly swollen. Is this normal?
Depends: It depends somewhat on the nature of the fracture and if there were other associated injuries. It is not terribly abnormal, particularly if you are getting better. Don't hesitate to discuss this with your doctor or even seek a second opinion if you don't feel comfortable with the answers you are getting. ...Read more
Depends: Depending on the severity and location of the fracture, you would be placed either in a cast or a splint. If the fracture involves multiple fragments of bone or extends into a joint or the fragments have separated significantly, you need surgery to fix the bones with screws and plates. ...Read more
Suprisingly a cast:
Is often lighter than you think, less than a pound often. But it is inconvenient at times, weight that you may not be sued to holding all the time and often the part that the cast is on is not being utilized normally. Gentle elevation while sleeping woth apilow on the chest often hels swelling which can also make th hand feel "heavy"
slings are ok but be careful that a sling is not overused. ...Read more
Get to a doctor: Or ER. Stabilization is key for fractures as it will help with pain and prevent any further damage. The hand can be stabilized by a splint or Cast initially. An X-ray can confirm if there is a fracture and permanent treatment can be either casting, splinting or surgery depending on the fracture. ...Read more
I broke my hand a week ago and I take my splint off multiple times a day since then, is that fine?
No!: That is ridiculous. Now grow up and do as you were told! ...Read more
I broke my hand last year and now I get sharp pains whenever I try to write. Is there a brace for that?
A brace may help, but the question must be asked-
why do you still have pain? One possibility: the bones did not heal properly (called a non-union). A simple xray may help sort out the diagnosis. ...Read more
I broke my hand and had to have pins put in during surgery. What is a reasonable recovery time? The pins came out a week ago and I am in pt.
I broke my hand right in front of the wrist 6 years ago...if I do an x-ray now will it show that it was once broken? ...or is it nornal like my other
Broken: Will show changes of an old fracture. Will not usually look normal unless break was very minor. ...Read more
Alkaline PH: If you are worried about stress fracture - this is due to vitamin d deficiency and if you take vitamin d and maintain alkaline pH to prevent osteoporosis. You also want to make sure you with the help of your doctor how your bone scan is whether you have lost bone density which increases your chance of fracture. If you just need cushion then you can use dermasaver products which provides padding. ...Read more
Broke my hand and the 5th metacarpal rotated 40 degrees 3 manipulations, still hurts and a problem what do I do?
Rotated?: 5th metacarpal neck fractures (boxer fxs.) are very common after closed fist injury. Angulation is very common but malrotation is not. Closed reduction (Jahss) is a common treatment followed by splinting. Angulation is well tolerated by the 5th metacarpal and 30 degrees or less is acceptable. Metacarpal shaft fractures that are malrotated require surgery. Best of Luck! ...Read more
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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I broke my hand 2 years ago and never got it looked at. It now hurts when I move it, my pinky knuckle on my right hand is in the side of my hand now.?
Enchondroma: "benign", pronounced bee-nine, means it's not cancer. It is a growth, though. Enchondroma (en-kon-dro-mah) is a very common type of benign bone growth in the hand bones. It's a type of cartilage growing where bone should be. This makes the bone slightly weaker. Sometimes you can get a break through that area. You should have the area "cleaned" out of cartilage and bone put in. ...Read more
Broke my hand a few years ago. Lately when I make a fist it cramps and "sticks" in the fist position. What could be causing this all of a sudden?
Hi I broke my hand 8 years ago (wrist) and usualy it still hurts in winter but now it hurts a lot more and its swollen. I haven't been to the doc. Suges?
Dr took me off Effexor (venlafaxine) three weeks ago now im more angry and sad I lashed out in anger and broke my hand hitting a wall. This never happens the emotio?
Stopping Effexor (venlafaxine): Hi jodi, I'm sorry that you're not feeling well. Your question is difficult to answer without more information such as why the Effexor (venlafaxine) was stopped? Why was it prescribed originally and how long you were on it, and at what dose? What other medications has your doctor tried and what other medications are prescribed currently? If you are more volatile after discontinuing a medication, call your md. ...Read more
I took a flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) that I didn't realize expired 5/10/16. I had it left over from when I broke my hand last year. Should I be concerned since past exp?
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl):
Hard to be sure and I hope your hand is OK. Regarding the medication I strongly recommend you tell your doctor what has happened.
Hope all goes well. ...Read more
NO: You should not be getting blisters! Get it adjusted. ...Read more
I broke my hand and had surgery to replace my bone with a metal plate. What are the long-term side effects?
Replace?: Usually a metal plate is used to hold the bone while it heals. The bone will eventually be strong without limitations. The plate is not removed unless it causes problems. If the plate was used to replace the bone (unlikely) then this is temporary and you will need more surgery. ...Read more
Hi doctor I broke my hand this is my first day on treatment and now I have swelling is that normal?
Yes: It will last few days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Broken hand: Obviously you aren't going to be able to do any exercises that require being able to grip something. Try doing exercises that use a strap that can be put around your wrist or elbow to be able to exercise above the elbow. Until you can grip again, your forearm muscles will suffer ...Read more
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