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Pinpoint pain when pressed on radial bone. Had a fall and braced by left wrist. Hairline fracture ?

hi i fell last week and braced my fall by my left wrist . I had initial pain but it was not ever swollen nor bruised. I iced it immediately and purchased a wrist splint at CVS which i wore only part or last week as i am on the computer all day at work. but now i have pinpoint pain when pressed on radial bone. could it be hairline fracture? i wore splint only part of the week but it seems more sensitive now. I have taken two aleve in the am each day also. thanks Linda
Asked On : Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Hello Linda,
I would suggest you to get x ray of the wrist to find out what is wrong. As it is quite common to have wrist fracture with a trivial fall. Till you get your x ray I would suggest you to keep that splint and also take pain killer like Brufen.
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