Elevation. That depends on the cause, but ice and elevation of the limb help. See your doctor as to the cause!
How can I get rid of swelling in my hand due to a broken elbow and broken ulna? The swelling is pretty bad.
Elevate/evaluation. If the swelling is painful, or if your hand is cold, pale, or numb, you need to be evaluated promptly. If your arm is in a cast, it's possible the cast was placed too tightly and is cutting off venous blood flow. If there is no pain, pallor, or numbness, then keeping your hand elevated above the level of your heart will help reduce the swelling. Read more...