... Bent my wrist all kinds of the wrong way. This incident happened last sunday. At first it was swollen slightly & had severe pain that stayed for the most part, but would come & go some. The first 3 days it hurt quite a bit..The past couple of days the pain comes & goes. I can move it ok now, as far as typing on the computer with my right hand I cannot do. This causes severe pain. Also with lifting or even picking up a skillet to cook, it hurts extremely bad. My neighbor says she thinks I have a hair line fracture in my hand..I believe the correct area to say that is hurting would be my wrist to thumb area(metacarpal bone)? There is also a big knot that will not go away in this area sorta of by my thumb. I was hoping for some feedback as to anyone's opinion as to what this might be & if I were to go to the doctor now after a week could anything really be done at this point??
You need to get an x-ray. Sounds like you've a broken bone girl.
I broke my wrist, and went to a doc 10 days later, doc told me I was being a "wuss" about pain. But he x-rayed it, and apologized his fanny off after discovering that indeed it was broken.
Go to urgent care or ER.
good luck to you,
If it's a hairline fracture and you keep it splinted, it'll usually heal on its' own. But you mentioned you twisted it all different ways when you grabbed for the wall. You may want to have it checked for a tear in the tendon. That is very painful and usually requires surgical intervention. I'm not sure if these tendon injuries show up on x-rays. But you must get to a doctor either way. If your wrist starts to heal wrong, it may cause unnecessary scar tissue and affect your mobility permanently. Make an appointment asap. You may be referred to an orthopedic surgeon. Please do not let it heal on its' own unless the doctor says it's ok. Tripping over the darn dogs. Happens to me all the time!
Best wishes to you and hope it's not a serious injury,
I went to the er, they did xrays of my hand & wrist. The dr went with "sprain", but is worried from examining my hand & wrist that it is a certian type of fracture that only shows up on an mri. So i am to call tomorrow to set up an appt with a specialist. They gave me annoprox for swelling & pain, but so far this is not helping any. Also my hand is in a brace.Just wanted to update ya'll on my situation.
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