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I Broke My Hand How Much Does The Cast Weigh Is It Heavy
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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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I broke my hand last year and now I get sharp pains whenever I try to write. Is there a brace for that?
MAYBE: 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
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