4 doctors weighed in:

How do you stop your hand swelling up after punching a wall?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ice and Elevation

If your hand swelled up after punching a wall it is highly likely that you broke something in your hand.
You should get it checked out and x-rayed to make sure. Acute treatment for any type of potential fracture is to apply ice, and elevate the injured part above your heart. Stop hitting walls with your hand.

In brief: Ice and Elevation

If your hand swelled up after punching a wall it is highly likely that you broke something in your hand.
You should get it checked out and x-rayed to make sure. Acute treatment for any type of potential fracture is to apply ice, and elevate the injured part above your heart. Stop hitting walls with your hand.
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Dr. Raymond Wittstadt
Thank
Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Ice, ice, baby!

For just about any injury, ice is the key to minimizing swelling.
Well that plus rest, compression & elevation. However, if you did more than bruise your hand, especially if you've "lost a knuckle" (it's no longer visible when you make a fist), you might have broken a bone & should go see your family doc. Any numbness, tingling, weakness and/or excess bleeding needs to be evaluated immediately.

In brief: Ice, ice, baby!

For just about any injury, ice is the key to minimizing swelling.
Well that plus rest, compression & elevation. However, if you did more than bruise your hand, especially if you've "lost a knuckle" (it's no longer visible when you make a fist), you might have broken a bone & should go see your family doc. Any numbness, tingling, weakness and/or excess bleeding needs to be evaluated immediately.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Board Certified,
10 years in practice
16M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors