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Swollen and hurt palm after fall - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 37 Questions

Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   okay my friend was playing basketball the other day and was bodychecked
User :   he fell to the ground and took all of the impact on his palm and forearm
Doctor :   ok
User :   now his palm is purple and there is something jutting out of his elbow
Doctor :   ok
User :   but he refuses to go see a doctor due to no health insurance
Doctor :   wen was the incident , and is the pain still there?
User :   And he has it wrapped but should he be doing something else?
User :   yesterday and yes it still hurts
User :   it hurts when he moves it yet he stubbornly played basketball again today
Doctor :   ok
User :   do you think it will heal itself or should he see a professional?
Doctor :   the jutting out is the
Doctor :   sweling
User :   so it should heal itself with time?
Doctor :   it will but you should not keep playing
Doctor :   at leasast for a week
Doctor :   you can see today if the pain is still ther another two days
User :   I tried to convince him of that but he has a tourniment and is being stubborn
Doctor :   you shud consult doc
User :   ok thank you
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