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

Is it possible to not feel pain when you break a bone. Broke my wrist and wasn't 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

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Doctors removed the cast to treat. Is this advisable?

It sounds: Like the prudent thing to do. If you have a clot, you don't leave the cast on. As long as you are not walking on the foot, i.E using crutches, the bones should be okay. ...Read more

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Confused with gp's? Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Do I wear a cast or compression hose?

Confused with gp's? Foot op - due to broken bone, then wore a cast, but after diagnosed with clot in sural vein. Do I wear a cast or compression hose?

Depends: If the broken bone is healed then a compression hose would be of great benefit. When you are not on your feet, elevate your legs.
Discuss your activity level with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long should the swelling of my hand take to go down. I broke my thumb bone at the bottom they said it was a clean break on the 25 of this month.?

How long should the swelling of my hand take to go down. I broke my thumb bone at the bottom they said it was a clean break on the 25 of this month.?

72 + hours: General inflammation usually peaks at 72+ hours and then slowly resolves. A broken thumb is significant, and it would not be at all unusual for the swelling to be noticeable for 2 weeks. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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Would you know if you broke a bone in your wrist?

Usually, yes - pain!: Broken bones (fractures) in the wrist usually also cause swelling, bruising, and you won't be able to move your wrist through its full range of motion. Sometimes grip strength is also limited. If you are concerned, you should see a doctor for a physical exam and an xray. ...Read more

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I have a big lump on each of my wrists, never in my life broke a bone or anything, what are they??

I have a big lump on each of my wrists, never in my life broke a bone or anything, what are they??

Ganglion cyst: Most likely what you are describing is a cyst. Though not commonly bilateral it can happen. Without a picture and an exam it's hard to say but there aren't many other structures in that area that would explain large lumps. ...Read more

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What to do if I broke a bone in my wrist as a child that should not have been there until adulthood?

Confusing question: You are born with all the bones in your wrist that you will ever have. They are just present in the form of cartilage initially and gradually become calcified as you get older. If you are having problems with your wrist, see your pcp and see what the probable issue is at this time. Referral to a specialty source for care may or may not be needed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sprained wrist and a displaced wrist? There is no break in the bone itself but it is no longer in place.

What is the difference between a sprained wrist and a displaced wrist? There is no break in the bone itself but it is no longer in place.

Displaced: The wrist is made up of 8 "carpal" bones that articulate with the radius and ulna of the forearm and the 5 metacarpals of the palm. So there is no "wrist bone" per se. A sprained anything is simply inflammation and swelling. A displaced bone is one that is out of alignment with itself or at the joint. So a displaced wrist means 1 or more bones is out of alignment to another. ...Read more

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I broke a bone in my wrist. I had a cast on for 6weeks is it normal that it hurts to move, should I be concerned?

I broke a bone in my wrist. I had a cast on for 6weeks is it normal that it hurts to move, should I be concerned?

Have it evaluated.: Depending on the severity of the injury, some may develop arthritic pain after a fracture within a joint. Have it evaluated by you doctor. ...Read more

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I recently found out I broke the navicular bone in my wrist. Am I doomed to have wrist pain forever?

I recently found out I broke the navicular bone in my wrist. Am I doomed to have wrist pain forever?

No: The navicular or scaphoid bone fracture can lead to chronic pain and wrist degeneration if not appropriately treated. However with appropriate treatment such as: casting, bone stimulation, open reduction, bone grafting, vascular bone grafting and soft tissue repair, these issues can be prevented. Seek care with a fellowship trained hand surgeon. ...Read more

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My bone on the right side of my right wrist is sticking out more than normal. No breaks seen on the picture. What could this be?

My bone on the right side of my right wrist is sticking out more than normal. No breaks seen on the picture. What could this be?

Does it hurt?: If this has not changed in size or has tenderness, I doubt this is a problem. An XR would rule out anything unusual. ...Read more

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Name of bones in wrist bone under middle figer at end of thum in wrist sticking out could it be broke and what is its name can you help me please thank you

Name of bones in wrist bone under middle figer at end of thum in wrist sticking out could it be broke and what is its name can you help me please thank you

"Could: "could it be broke". Did you fall or otherwise have a high-energy injury? If not then, no it cannot be broken.

If it feels broken, that is probably a misinterpretation of the pain. Pain always triggers and sets off our "safety system", making us feels protective and causing us to prepare for the worst ("it feels broken").

It's interesting that you want a name. Humans crave control and I assume you feel that if you could name the painful bone that you could feel a soothing sense of control.

I suggest that a visit to a hand surgeon is in order. He or she will likely tell you several things you are not expecting to hear. Even though most or all of them will be good news, just the fact that they are unexpected or counter-intuitive can make them a little unwelcome, so prepare yourself. Be ready for the "safety system" to have called "fire" when there is just smoke. Be prepared for something you find convincing ("it's broke") to be incorrect. ...Read more

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When a person falls, sticks out her hand and breaks her wrist, which bone (or bones) actually break?

When a person falls, sticks out her hand and breaks her wrist, which bone (or bones) actually break?

Distal radius: You typically break the end of your radius (the bone between your elbow and your thumb) in one of two patterns called colle's and smith's fractures. These depend on whether you fall forward or backward. This is the most common fracture of the upper extremity. The picture shows the classic "dinner fork deformity" typical of colle's fracture. ...Read more

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I have multiple breaks both wrist, colar bone 2x and my clavicle is it normal to be in constant pain what do u recomend?

Need to see a Doc.: You may have osteoporosis with continued pathologic fractures or other issues that are causing easier breaks. If you have had this workup and you are just unfortunate to have multiple breaks from trauma and no pathology, there are any number of pain treatments, from acupuncture to long term medication management that can help. See a pain physician for physical exam and recommendations. ...Read more

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I fell on my wrist. Got x-rays and there was no sign of a break. It hurts to put pressure and lift heavy things. I can move a bone on the ulna side.

I fell on my wrist. Got x-rays and there was no sign of a break. It hurts to put pressure and lift heavy things. I can move a bone on the ulna side.

Go back to doctor: Return to the doctor and have the wrist crates again. When the area is swollen a feature can be missed. So st least go back for re check ...Read more

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Broke 1 bone in forearm close to wrist been having cast for 2months should be off in 1more week. I'm I gonna be able to work out soon? Like push-ups?

Broke 1 bone in forearm close to wrist been having cast for 2months should be off in 1more week. I'm I gonna be able to work out soon? Like push-ups?

Fairly soon, yes: Sounds like you broke your distal radius and it did not require surgery (great!) and you are getting your cast or immobilizer off. Your ors will probably get u started on an exersize program to regain motion in your wrist and your strength back in your forearm and hand. Once you have started that you probably (check w/ your doc) begin doing push-ups, etc. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I broke my wrist in my growth plate and I had a bone realinment to fix it now I am in a cast is there anything I can do to speed up the healing proces?

I broke my wrist in my growth plate and I had a bone realinment to fix it now I am in a cast is there anything I can do to speed up the healing proces?

Ask ortho: Ask your orthopedic surgeon, but typically it is just time and immobilization, but eating healthy and getting enough vitamin d and calcium are simple things you can do. ...Read more

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2yrs ago, fell broke rt bone in baby finger&hurt wrist. Merge casted said cast will help wrist too, then. 5cast. Still now I get pain in my wrist, Why?

2yrs ago, fell broke rt bone in baby finger&hurt wrist. Merge casted said cast will help wrist too, then. 5cast. Still now I get pain in my wrist, Why?

Get rechecked: Sometimes broken bones despite being casted will heal in such a way causing arthritis and pain. Having another X ray would be wise and a follow up with your doctor for more answers. Good luck ...Read more

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Swelling with broken wrist, how long should my hand be swollen for after having broke both wrist bones?

Family practice: I hope you saw your dr after breaking your wrists. It needs to be immobile for 6 weeks. The swelling should resolve with in that period. Rexray then to see if there was proper healing. ...Read more

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My son broke his arm just above the wrist; both bones were broken. It was set with a pin. It healed with a 25 degree angle. The arm has a 25 degree angle just above the wrist and he can't put his hand flat and has limited rotation. What should I do?

As: As the other 2 physicians have noted, age is the most important factor. In a growing child, many deformities self-correct. The more growth left, the more it can correct. Most growth in the forearm occurs near the wrist, so we can accept more angulation there than elsewhere.

As a child gets older, we can accept less and less deformity and we treat him/her more like an adult. If there is unacceptable deformity and loss of function, we would consider additional treatment. Sometimes we do have to wait for some "consolidation"--additional strength at the fracture site--before starting another treatment.

Also, stiffness (loss of joint motion) is very rare in younger children, but can occur as they get older. Even a severe injury in a young child rarely needs therapy. In older children, some injuries will be severe enough to limit motion.

If you don't feel the treating physician/surgeon is providing adequate answers, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Will my doctor have to re-break my wrist? I fractured my wrist a couple of months ago, and I recently found a long and wide bump on it, it feels hard like a bone sticking up. And it is causing me pain. It is not a sist, so do you think it healed wrong and

If: If your wrist is otherwise functioning ok and there is a relatively pain free and symptom free bump then it is unlikely that your doctor will re-break it, but you should see him/her nonetheless just to see what's going on. It may very well be some scar tissue or extra bone that won't cause a problem, but get it checked out. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Wrist injury 6 days ago wnt 2 Dr 3 days ago Dr said no broke bones bandage up 4 few days wrist & hand still swollen & painful cant feel fingers @ time?

Wrist injury 6 days ago wnt 2 Dr 3 days ago Dr said no broke bones bandage up 4 few days wrist & hand still swollen & painful cant feel fingers @ time?

Swelling near nerve: Swelling can squeeze the nerves and cause carpal tunnel syndrome. Just because no bones broken doesn't mean no injury. See an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?

Whydo other doctors let other kids play soccer with broken bone and icant like a kid broke his shoulderand another person broke their wrist and played?

Return to play: Depends a lot upon what type of fracture there is. There are many variables such as location degree of displacement age of the injured treatment that is needed risk for repeat injury and the list goes on. Even a fracture in the same exact spot for example a thumb fracture may be treated differently. To an observer it may seem similar but likely it is not. ...Read more

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Untreated wrist fracture I broke my wrist in 3 places (all expose, seperated, not thru skin) at my apartment and unemployed. Not having insurenance, ER only put it in a brace. The worst brake is the large bone split lenghtwise. Its been 2&1/2 months with ver

Untreated wrist fracture I broke my wrist in 3 places (all expose, seperated, not thru skin) at my apartment and unemployed. Not having insurenance, ER only put it in a brace. The worst brake is the large bone split lenghtwise. Its been 2&1/2 months with ver

Your: Your question is a good one but absolutely impossible to answer in any meaningful way without knowing many more details of the injury, having a good exam, and seeing the x-ray at the very least. Assuming that this is a so-called articular fracture, that is in to the joint, one would have to know what the joint surfaces look like, how displaced the bone fragments are etc...

While at 2 and 1/2 months you are already beyond the normal healing period for this type of fracture, you should still not delay in seeking a medical evaluation. At the very least you will be started on appropriate therapy. Even without insurance, see if there is not a local hospital clinic that can help out.

Best of luck. ...Read more

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If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

If you sprain fracture or break a bone in your wrist can this cause a blood clot in the arm?

Depends!: Rarely, depends on type of trauma! Simple linear fracture as opposed to a complicated displaced fracture? Did u require surgery? Other factors play a role! Obesity, smoking, blood clotting deficiencies, previous history of clots? Ligament, tendon sprains are usually not associated with blood clots, good luck ...Read more