from an infection of the hand w/ severe cellulitis? I had to go a week on a pic-line for strong antibiotic tx. and am now on two strong antibiotic pills at home for at least the next month. The hand was opened then closed then reopened to allow healing from the inside out. Strange thing though is that the wrist, ulna and sometimes radius bone feel like they might snap like a twig if I were to implement any more torque motion than the tiny amounts I can bare.even now. Im thankful the Doc. was able to save my hand but Im so frustrated at the long, painful recovery. So, how long can the pain last?