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Wrist pain due to hair line fracture - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   i dont even know what i did to hurt my wrist, i think it was either when i was riding my four wheeler or lifting it into the back of the truck. my wrist did not hurt yesterday at all but today i can not rotate it side to side it is very pain full. like the motion of turning a key just kills it.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Do you notice any swelling?
Doctor :   Do you notice redness?
User :   not really
User :   no redness
Doctor :   Does it hurt when you press over any part of the wrist or at the elbow or forehand
User :   it moves up and down with no pain
User :   no just when i rotate it and after i rotate its like a dull pain when it just sits there and it hurts to type
User :   feels more towards my ulna
Doctor :   What is your age?
User :   20
Doctor :   Did you try with ice pack?
Doctor :   10 minutes each time, 5times a day
User :   okay when i face palm up and press my pinky side of the wrist its tender
User :   no ice pack thought it was more my bone than anything
Doctor :   The description is more pointing towards tendon pain
User :   okay will ice help that
Doctor :   The best thing would be to splint it with a wrist band
Doctor :   while you work
User :   i put a wrap on it cause it feels good when its tight
Doctor :   for next 3 to 4 days
User :   my issue is i lift constantly at work im an EMT am i going to further injure it
Doctor :   and ice compresses four times a day
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Rest it for at least 48 hours
Doctor :   If it does not you need an Xray of the wrist after 48 hours
User :   so after two days and it still hurts should i go get it xrayed
Doctor :   yes
User :   okay thank you for your help i was worried i might of had a hair line fracture or something cause thats what it feels like
Doctor :   For the pain you can choose to take TAB MOTRIN, 200mg thrice a day
Doctor :   after meal
Doctor :   Hair line fracture could be a reason, in that case the splint could extend for more time
User :   okay thank you for your help
Doctor :   Pleasure here
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