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Is my wrist broken or sprained if straight but achey?

Is my wrist broken or sprained if straight but achey?

Only an xray can tel: Some wrist fractures have no obvious deformity get a xray scaphoid torus radial styloid hamate frx ro name a fewxalso wrist ligament injuries are serious tfcc tear strain get a orho eval. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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Is my wrist broken or sprained? Snapped it back while lifting heavy weight. Next morning, I can't flex it back but can forward, and can type w/o pain

Is my wrist broken or sprained? Snapped it back while lifting heavy weight. Next morning, I can't flex it back but can forward, and can type w/o pain

Sprain: It may be just a sprain. It you are able to move it and there is minimal swelling a fracture is unlikely. However if it remains painful a x-ray would be a good idea. ...Read more

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I can't put weight on my wrist when it's bent. Like doing push-ups. Even bending it kind of hurts now. But i can put weight on it when it's straight?

I can't put weight on my wrist when it's bent. Like doing push-ups. Even bending it kind of hurts now. But i can put weight on it when it's straight?

Wrist pain pushup: Several thing come to mind 1. Hidden or occult ganglion cyst in the dorsal radiocarpal joint 2. A carpal boss 3. Prior injury 9 maybe unknown) with old ligament instability 4. Midcarpal arthritic change 5. Arthritis base of thumb 6. Tendonitis 7. Midcarpal laxity 8. Keinbocks 9. Ulnar impaction 10. If i can give you 9 , then you can see why you might want to see a hand surgeon and be evaluated. ...Read more

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Went to dr yesterday for my sprained wrist.He said that id my sprained wrist has not healed in 8 mon, it mightn't heal. scans are normal. So is true?

Get a second opinion: I'm kind of surprised also but the best thing to do is get another opinion form a doctor who only treats wrists and hanwds ...Read more

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Is my wrist broke or sprained i was shoveling snow yesterday and now it has hurt since then i can't move it with out pain i've iced it?

Need wrist exam: Shovelling snow is not an activity that causes a broken wrist. Inflammatory conditions such as tendonitis are more likely after this type of activity. With such severe symptoms you should be evaluated by a specialist to determine the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I fell and my dr says i sprained my wrist but the swelling has got worse no matter what I do and i still can't use it the injury was four days ago?

I fell and my dr says i sprained my wrist but the swelling has got worse no matter what I do and i still can't use it the injury was four days ago?

Have it evaluated.: Swelling may last a long time following a an injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My wrist doesnt hurt that bad, but certain movements it feels very tense, like i want to pop it but i can't pop it the right way. How do i pop it? I sprained it for a while and it just stopped hurting but now its tense alot.

My wrist doesnt hurt that bad, but certain movements it feels very tense, like i want to pop it but i can't pop it the right way. How do i pop it? I sprained it for a while and it just stopped hurting but now its tense alot.

Physical therapy: If you had a recent injury, the best treatment at this point would be physical therapy to restore strength and range of motion to the wrist. I believe that would eliminate that sensation of tenseness and the need to pop it. ...Read more