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Why do sutures on my hand hurt more at night?

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Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Hand swelling

At the end of the day, your hands naturally swell.
With swelling, more pressure can be placed on a suture line, which can cause increased pain. Keeping your hands elevated during the day can reduce the amount of swelling and, therefore, pain.

In brief: Hand swelling

At the end of the day, your hands naturally swell.
With swelling, more pressure can be placed on a suture line, which can cause increased pain. Keeping your hands elevated during the day can reduce the amount of swelling and, therefore, pain.
Dr. Eon Shin
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: More swelling

Mist likely it is due to more swelling.
Elevation on a pillow above the level of the heart may help. Use of longer lasting analgesics and anti-inflammatories may also be beneficial.

In brief: More swelling

Mist likely it is due to more swelling.
Elevation on a pillow above the level of the heart may help. Use of longer lasting analgesics and anti-inflammatories may also be beneficial.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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