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Cannot move the wrist, hurt while falling from stairs. Broken or sprained ?

I can t decide whether my wrist is broken or sprained. There is no swelling but it cannot move. The pain is growing worse and worse and has been hurting for a week now. I hurt it falling down a flight of stairs and have fallen on it several times since then. I am a minor and my mother refuses to take me to the doctor or emergency room.
Asked On : Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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If the movements around the wrist are painful and the movement is restricted associated with swelling then a bony injury is likely. No treatment and improper treatment can cause a malunion causing a joint malfunction for the rest of your life. Please do consult an orthopedician and get an X-ray done.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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