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When will I be able to move my hand after 10 weeks on cast?

When will I be able to move my hand after 10 weeks on cast?

Depends: A good rule of thumb for the time it takes to recover motion after a period of immobilization is about the same amount of time you were immobilized. ...Read more

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Dr. Raj Singh
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Cast (Definition)

Children's bones will usually heal and remodel themselves, if they are kept in the correct position. Immobilization casts are one effective way to do this, while also protecting ...Read more


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Would it be healthy to not be able to move you ankle after the cast comes off?

Would it be healthy to not be able to move you ankle after the cast comes off?

Normal early on: It is normal for joints to be stiff if immobilized for any length of time. Gradual increase in range of motion with or without the help of a therapist can improve your movement. Your initial injury will dictate if some degree of limitation will remain in the long term. ...Read more

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How does it feel to move hand after being cast for weeks?

How does it feel to move hand after being cast for weeks?

Sore and Stiff: Your hand will be stiff when you first get to move it again after being in a cast. This may cause some pain, but as long as your hand is properly healed, the soreness should be temporary. ...Read more

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Why when you move your hand in a cast can you hear a cracking noise?

Get checked out: Most casts should fit snug enough to not allow for significant movement as the purpose of a cast is to immobilize. If there is movement in a cast, then it is not functioning correctly and can lead to possible issues such as a loss of reduction or even skin breakdown. ...Read more

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I broke or fractured my hand and its in a cast but when i move my hand it goes tingly and numb, is this supposed to happen?

No: Need to worry that the cast is too tight causing compression or too loose and causing pressure on a nerve with movement. Go back to the doctor that put the cast on. ...Read more

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Got a metro door slide on my hand.Couldnt move it do to shock. Now am able to move thinkers but joint really and I can't make a fist. Help?

Got a metro door slide on my hand.Couldnt move it do to shock. Now am able to move thinkers but joint really and I can't make a fist. Help?

Get checked: If it's swollen and you can't make a fist you should have it examined and possibly xrayed. Meantime, use ice. ...Read more

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My hand is a darker purple color after having cast removed from 4th metacarpal break 2.5 weeks ago and fingers casted are still hard to move. Is it ok?

My hand is a darker purple color after having cast removed from 4th metacarpal break 2.5 weeks ago and fingers casted are still hard to move. Is it ok?

Probably: I would let your doctor know, but it is not uncommon for patients to take another 6-8 weeks to regain their normal motion and coloration after being casted for a fracture. ...Read more