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Got hand injury. Paining when closing a door or push something heavy. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 04-Jun-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How are you?
User:Fine...Just need some assistance for y hand injury....I had slipped some days back while walking and have injured my right hand while falling....The hand is paining since then whenver i try to close a door or push somehing heavy.....pls advice
Doctor:Did you get a Xray done or something?
User:Not yet...
Doctor:Did you apply any ointment or anything?
User:Yes...had applied Volini gel for few days.....not regularly !!
Doctor:What I think is that we need to get a Xray done
Doctor:I dont want to be missing a hairline fracture or something
Doctor:because the bones in the hand are such
Doctor:that the fractures are problematic to deal with later on
Doctor:till then you can continue applying Volini
Doctor:But make sure you dont massage it very hard
Doctor:You can also use some hot fomentation
Doctor:Put a heating pad or a hot water bottle
User:Can you prescribe the type of X-ray?
Doctor:Xray of the right hand
Doctor:Ap, Lateral and oblique view
User:ok....would you be available to advice me once the X-rayis done?
Doctor:You can send the reports to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor:In the subject line, write Attention to Dr XXXXXXX
Doctor:What we can also is XXXXXXX that you post a query for an orthopedic surgeon
Doctor:He'll look at the Xray and tell you about the treatment etc
Doctor:and it will be free for you
User:Sure...thx a lot Dr. XXXXXXX ..It was nice talking to you !
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Please get it done and get back
Doctor:Have a good day ahead
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