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Messed wrist up a lil at basic. Got better and didn't give problems too often. A week ago had a door slammed open and hit it. Have had pain ever since?

Messed wrist up a lil at basic. Got better and didn't give problems too often. A week ago had a door slammed open and hit it. Have had pain ever since?

Wrist Pain: I don't think the two are related. You need to be concerned about possible fracture if it is still hurting significantly. I recommend you go to sick call at the Troop Medical Clinic and get it checked out. ...Read more

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Someone slamed a door on my wrist my wrist went back a little and doctors said its sprained been 2 weeks now still hurts bad and it pops bad?

Someone slamed a door on my wrist my wrist went back a little and doctors said its sprained been 2 weeks now still hurts bad and it pops bad?

Get X-ray: If you're wrist is still hurting 2 wks. After the injury u described ; see your pcp (or ors) for repeat examination and x-rays. Occassionally a fracture will not be seen or appreciated immediately. Scaphoid fractures (snuffbox) of the wrist can be easily missed w/ standard x-rays. Best to have it checked out! Gl! ...Read more

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I felt pain in my left wrist when I was turning a door knob but I didn't hit my wrist, it hurts when its bent/ has pressure what is the problem?

I felt pain in my left wrist when I was turning a door knob but I didn't hit my wrist, it hurts when its bent/ has pressure what is the problem?

Possibly tedonitis: Try icing it, resting it, and an OTC NSAID if no contraindications and if not better see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 16 year old had her fingers slammed in a door and is now experiencing numbness in her middle and ring finger radiating to her wrist. No broken bone?

My 16 year old had her fingers slammed in a door and is now experiencing numbness in her middle and ring finger radiating to her wrist. No broken bone?

Difficult to say: Without actual exam. Numbness is probably because of nerve injury. X-rays can tell if there is any fracture. It sounds like a significant injury, so it is best to take her to ed for exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Slammed hand in door 2 days ago had it x-rayed yesterday. Dr. Said no fracture but still can't move fingers or wrist w/o extreme pain. What can I do?

Slammed hand in door 2 days ago had it x-rayed yesterday. Dr. Said no fracture but still can't move fingers or wrist w/o extreme pain. What can I do?

A swollen hand can: Be painful, stiff and difficult to care for even in th absence of fracture. Swelling in the hands and fingers and joints makes everyting feel tight and if the fingers are not gently mobilized, stiffness and even contracture can set in. Ice, antiinflammatories, gentle elevation, stressing passive and active motion, hand therapy all can help. Follow up is important even w/ negative xray. ...Read more

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I have pain in the right side of my right hand near the wrist Up through my pinky. I get the pain while gripping objects and twisting/turning doors.

I have pain in the right side of my right hand near the wrist Up through my pinky. I get the pain while gripping objects and twisting/turning doors.

Try wrist brace: There may be a strained tendon or muscle, particularly since it is exacerbated by turning, gripping objects. I would advise a wrist brace and anti- inflammatory agent. ...Read more

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Shut the car door on my wrist, its very bruised and painful to touch and there is a very painful ache around the wrist all the time, broken?

Shut the car door on my wrist, its very bruised and painful to touch and there is a very painful ache around the wrist all the time, broken?

Xray: An xray may "know" this answer. It would not hurt to have it examined! Sometimes bones get "chipped" and need treatment. No doubt this time, to clarify it you should consult asap. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had surgery for a broken wrist and torn ligaments or tendons about 6 wks ago. I can't turn a door knob. How long will it take to get better?

I had surgery for a broken wrist and torn ligaments or tendons about 6 wks ago. I can't turn a door knob. How long will it take to get better?

Varies: It varies quite a bit. Typically would at best be in the 8-12 week range. Make sure you follow up and follow the instructions of your surgeon, it would seem a little early to be doing things like turning a door knob at this point. Make sure you are being compliant. Your surgeon will be able to tell you more about your specific case. ...Read more

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I can barley tighten my fist or turn the door knob because of wrist pain, what's going on?

I can barley tighten my fist or turn the door knob because of wrist pain, what's going on?

Depends on cause: Thee are a variety of causes of wrist pain ranging from ligament tears tendonitis arthritis to fractures. An examination by a hand surgeon or orthopedist and a simple xray can usually make the diagnosis to suggest treatment. ...Read more

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Got small scratch, puncture on wrist from microwave door. Still tender and bruised. Flexing my wrist hurts. What happened to my wrist? How do I fix it?

Got small scratch, puncture on wrist from microwave door. Still tender and bruised. Flexing my wrist hurts. What happened to my wrist? How do I fix it?

Puncture: Make sure your tetanus vaccine is updated within the past ten years. Apply ice. Clean the area and apply antibiotic ointment. Take Alleve or Advil (ibuprofen). If pain and swelling worsen, consult a doctor to start an antibiotic. ...Read more

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With a broken elbow, how long will it remain painful at the wrist when turning a key ignition or door knobs? Wrist hurts 3 weeks after elbow surgery.

With a broken elbow, how long will it remain painful at the wrist when turning a key ignition or door knobs? Wrist hurts 3 weeks after elbow surgery.

Elbow surgery: The interosseous membrane can be injured with elbow trauma. This runs between the bones in the forearm (radius and ulna). This can lead to pain in the forearm with pronation/supination (palm up/palm down). X-rays performed of the wrist will ensure that the distal radial ulnar joint was not involved in your accident and be a separate reason your wrist still hurts. ...Read more

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Smashed side of my wrist into solid door very hard was verby painful swelling had gone down not painful slight bruise but hard lump still where I hit it cause?

Hematoma: If you hit wrist - evan after swelling down and pain less severe - there is usually some degree of blood collection in subcutaneous tissue (hematoma) and even in surface of bone (periosteum). It can attract more calcium as healing process and lump become hard and takes months to resolve. If any doubt have a X ray and see your doc. ...Read more

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Hit solid door with side on my fist but connected closer to my wrist really hurts just above wrist joint a bit swollen any damage? Doesn't hurt to move wrist etc?

Wrist pain: I agree, unlikely fracture. The most common fracture is a Boxer's fracture which involves punching. Follow up if worse. All the best. ...Read more

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My wrist hurts when I bend it forward or back as well as when I twist it like when I turn a door knob. No swelling of bruising but a small bump on top?

My wrist hurts when I bend it forward or back as well as when I twist it like when I turn a door knob. No swelling of bruising but a small bump on top?

Hard to Say!: It's difficult to say without an examination and possible x-ray. A likely possibility is a Ganglionic Cyst from a remote injury. Hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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Pain in wrist, fingers, feet, knee & changing shape. I drop things a lot can't open the door at times, rheum didn't want to help bc I'm 22 what to do?

Pain in wrist, fingers, feet, knee & changing shape. I drop things a lot can't open the door at times, rheum didn't want to help bc I'm 22 what to do?

Don't give up: Not sure why the rheumatologist didn't offer help, but it sounds like you need further evaluation. You are too young to have pain in several joints. If you have a primary care physician I would bring your concerns to that doctor and see what more can be done. Blood testing and xrays may be necessary to test for autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. ...Read more

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Hit side of my wrist and lower hand very hard on solid door have hard lump sticking out not sore can move wrist fully what could this be?

Hit side of my wrist and lower hand very hard on solid door have hard lump sticking out not sore can move wrist fully what could this be?

Maybe ganglion?: An outpouching from the tendon sheath. Most commonly on the dorsal surface of the wrist. If it doesn't bother you leave it be. Otherwise go see a hand orthopedist. ...Read more

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Hand slammed in door X-ray shows nothing. Does this mean I'm all clear?

Hand slammed in door X-ray shows nothing. Does this mean I'm all clear?

Variable: Although there is no fracture, crush injury can cause significant damage and pain from soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a hand is broken after being closed in a door?

How can you tell if a hand is broken after being closed in a door?

X-ray is best: If no pain or swelling then probably ok. Anything else that is painful and/or swollen after a couple of days get film. ...Read more

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Why does my hand hurt when I try to turn a door knob?

Depends: Several conditions could cause this, such as a pinched nerve, muscle sprain/strain, arthritis, etc. See your physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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4 days ago my hand was in the way of a car door being shut and it's still swollen and discolored. Is it possible it's broken?

Possible fracture: Yes, it is possible that the hand can be broken. X-rays would help determine that. If the x-rays are normal and the pain persists for more than 2 weeks, it is still possible that there is a fracture. More imaging (MRI or CT) would help at that point in time. ...Read more

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I hit my hand very hard on a door knob and now it hurts BADLY idk what I hit, but it hurts bad in the center of my hand what is this pain?

I hit my hand very hard on a door knob and now it hurts BADLY idk what I hit, but it hurts bad in the center of my hand what is this pain?

Fracture: You may have fractured one of the small bones in your hand. I would see a physician and get a definitive diagnosis ...Read more

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What to do for hand swelling from a slammed car door?

What to do for hand swelling from a slammed car door?

Xray: The first thing to find out is whether you broke any bones, so get your hand xrayed. If it's just bruised, there's not much you can do except apply ice until the swelling goes down, then baby it until it heals. ...Read more

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I slammed my hand in my car door and now my nail is black. Is this a nail disease?

I slammed my hand in my car door and now my nail is black. Is this a nail disease?

Most a blood bruise: By traumatizing the sensative nailbed, you have likely caused a bruise/blood collection under the nail. In the 1st 24-48hrs drs often release the pressure by creating a small hole in the nail with a hot needle allowing the blood pool to escape, limiting what will be a long term blood stain on the underside of the nail. The nail grows out slowly ~1-2 mm/mo & a new nail should emerge from the nailbed. ...Read more

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I slammed my knee in the car door its a little swaling and bruised and when I put my hand on it I can feel something like fluid moving and poping?

I slammed my knee in the car door its a little swaling and bruised and when I put my hand on it I can feel something like fluid moving and poping?

See dr.: Sounds like you developed an effusion into your knee from the injury you sustained. These can be treated by most family docs and/or definitely an orthopedic dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I slammed thumb in car door 2 days ago. Went to ER X-ray revealed 2 breaks. I see orthopedic hand spec tomorrow. Will I get a cast at that visit?

I slammed thumb in car door 2 days ago. Went to ER X-ray revealed 2 breaks. I see orthopedic hand spec tomorrow. Will I get a cast at that visit?

Usually, yes: It does depend a bit on where the breaks are, as well as how swollen your hand/thumb still is, but usually, the swelling is down so it is safe to cast, and you will be followed for the next several weeks to monitor healing. Depending on career, hand-ed-ness, and also nature of breaks, the specialist might recommend surgical repair. ...Read more