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Got hit in the wrist by firewood. Having throbbing pain, sometimes numbness. Solution?

i was bringing in firewood three days ago and the pile rolled-a chunk of wood fell and struck my wrist-It hurt a little at the time more like a stinging pain but now it throbs, fingers hurt and my hand feels numb when down by my side-It only stings when I do certain motions like driving, pushing a shopping cart or certain other motions. It hit my wrist by my pinkie.
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query.

From description it seems to be soft tissue injury .

You need an x-ray to rule out any bony injury.

I suggest you to consult an orthopaedician nearby for a detailed examination. You may get the X-ray of the area affected under his/her guidance.

Beside icing and elevating it, you can take anti-inflammatory drug like motrin to reduce pain and inflammation. Avoid lifting weight and rest well.

Wishing you good health...
Dr Saurabh Gupta.
Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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