Hurt hand is slightly swollen with pins and needles feeling. What should I do?

Get evaluated. Swelling can cause compression of the nerves especially in the carpal tunnel. If symptoms are transient and not associated with numbness or other dysfunction, they should resolve as the swelling goes away. Hand therapy may help recovery if injury is not simple. If pain involves the back of the wrist near the base of the thumb, this needs to be evaluated with at least xray (ct if pain persists).

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