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Snowboard wrist injury. How can I take care of it? Feels like a pinched nerve or carpal tunnel or something?

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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Need evaluation

Snowboard injuries can be simple (sprain) or complex (fracture or ruptured ligament).
Persistent pain after a fall on an outstretched hand could be a sign of a significant injury. Be sure to see a board certified hand surgeon for a complete evaluation and to rule out serious injuries that can lead to chronic pain and visibility, such as carpal ligament rupture and scaphoid fracture.

In brief: Need evaluation

Snowboard injuries can be simple (sprain) or complex (fracture or ruptured ligament).
Persistent pain after a fall on an outstretched hand could be a sign of a significant injury. Be sure to see a board certified hand surgeon for a complete evaluation and to rule out serious injuries that can lead to chronic pain and visibility, such as carpal ligament rupture and scaphoid fracture.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Daniel Mass
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a Hand Surgeon

If you have a snow boarding injury that is causing numbness and tingling you might have a significant injury to your wrist that is causing the carpal tunnel syndrome secondarily.
Listen to your body and seek help by getting a proper diagnosis and treatment from a hand surgeon.

In brief: See a Hand Surgeon

If you have a snow boarding injury that is causing numbness and tingling you might have a significant injury to your wrist that is causing the carpal tunnel syndrome secondarily.
Listen to your body and seek help by getting a proper diagnosis and treatment from a hand surgeon.
Dr. Daniel Mass
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diagnosis is key

It is very important to assess tw injury immediately as well as after one week to assess possible soft tissue as well as none injuries with clinical examination and diagnostic imaging.
An initially approved x-ray may not reveal a minimally displaced fracture which may be more apparent at a later date with repeat x-rays. Therapy begins with rest (splinting), ice, compression and elevation.

In brief: Diagnosis is key

It is very important to assess tw injury immediately as well as after one week to assess possible soft tissue as well as none injuries with clinical examination and diagnostic imaging.
An initially approved x-ray may not reveal a minimally displaced fracture which may be more apparent at a later date with repeat x-rays. Therapy begins with rest (splinting), ice, compression and elevation.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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