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Am a professional pianist.Fell on my hands&knees 11wks1/2ago.Hurt my wrists esp.left wrist.X-ray of left wrist shows a suspicion of fracture but pain has improved.Can I play piano again now?Shld I wear a hand brace when play?Do I need an orthopedist?

Am a professional pianist.Fell on my hands&knees 11wks1/2ago.Hurt my wrists esp.left wrist.X-ray of left wrist shows a suspicion of fracture but pain has improved.Can I play piano again now?Shld I wear a hand brace when play?Do I need an orthopedist?

Seek further care: Hand and wrist fractures can be tricky to diagnose and treatment can vary quite a bit, depending on which bone is fractured. Suspicion of a fracture in the hand requires more investigation, including a possible CT or MRI (depending on the suspected injury) and care from a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Got X-ray on my painful left wrist and it showed calcifications of the soft tissue. Doc ordered MRI. What could they be caused from and how to fix it?

Got X-ray on my painful left wrist and it showed calcifications of the soft tissue. Doc ordered MRI. What could they be caused from and how to fix it?

Many causes. : Too many to discuss here. Best to have it evaluated by your Dr. Treatment will be based on the etiology determined from any tests. ...Read more

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Left wrist weakness with no tingling/numbness. Pain/discomfort when wrist is rubbed at base of the thumb and when bent. Emg, X-ray and MRI are normal.

Left wrist weakness with no tingling/numbness. Pain/discomfort when wrist is rubbed at base of the thumb and when bent. Emg, X-ray and MRI are normal.

Occupational therapy: It seems that you are already seeing a neurologist and they have ruled out common neurological causes of wrist and hand pain. See an occupational therapist who may be able to help. Diagnosing such conditions can be challenging and sometimes take several months and repeated follow up. In the meanwhile pain management is recommended and various classes of different analgesics may have to be tried. ...Read more

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Severe pain and swelling in left wrist, X-ray reveals no fracture, so what else may be the causes?

Many causes: Could be an infection, inflammatory problem, arthritis, or a torn cartilage. With severe pain, see a specialist. ...Read more

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I hurt my left wrist.After2wks,doc told me there was question of a distal radius fracture. Doc wants repeat x-rays.Is it necessary?Pain has improved.

I hurt my left wrist.After2wks,doc told me there was question of a distal radius fracture. Doc wants repeat x-rays.Is it necessary?Pain has improved.

Radius fracture: Even nondisplaced radius fractures are getting better we can benefit from splinting and restricting activities and in time knowing what to expect is a good thing there are also some fractures that may feel better but actually have articular involvement that need to be addressed even though it feels better than it did so Xray ...Read more

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Age 14 son had left wrist bone age xray. results state his bone age is 17 but do not state that growth plates are closed. any hope for further growth?

Age 14 son had left wrist bone age xray. results state his bone age is 17 but do not state that growth plates are closed. any hope for further growth?

Yes: The major mechanical determinant of height is how long the longest bones in the body, like the femur (thigh) and tibia (leg), become. At the ends of these bones are the growth plates that appear like open spaces on x-rays when growth is ongoing but close when growth is completed. If the growth plate on your son is still open, there is potential for further growth. ...Read more

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I've had a stress fracture in my left wrist from tumbling before and now i'm feeling that same pain but the xray didn't pick anything up.?

I've had a stress fracture in my left wrist from tumbling before and now i'm feeling that same pain but the xray didn't pick anything up.?

A stress fracture: X-rays often do not show a stress fracture, but they may show evidence of bone attempting to heal around the stress fracture. Other forms of imaging, including bone scans, ct scans and mris, may detect a stress fracture that does not show up on conventional x rays. ...Read more

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Swelling over ulna in my wrist , my X-ray http://cutt.Us/6xqz3 and my left hand http://cutt.Us/rowx sometimes little pain if lifting heavy ? Thinks

Swelling over ulna in my wrist , my X-ray http://cutt.Us/6xqz3 and my left hand http://cutt.Us/rowx sometimes little pain if lifting heavy ? Thinks

Xray is unreadable: Ask for a two view wrist and ap views with ulnar and radial deviation to assess carpal bones and intercarpal intervals looking for instability. If normal consider MRI or (if someone is good at it and most radiologists aren't) wrist ultrasound. ...Read more