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Fell on outstretched hand. Pain, occasional tingling. No bruising or swelling. Serious damage?

Hi, I fell 4 weeks ago onto an outstretched hand , I have been having problems with my hands since but only just realised its since I fell. I cannot put weight on my hand, I can t bend my hand back or too far forward. I get pains down my fingers as the occasional numbness/ tingling sensation. I have not had any bruising/ swelling so I am not sure whether I have done some serious damage or not?
Asked On : Tue, 13 Nov 2012
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A fall on the outstretched hand with a persistent pain is likely to be due to a bone injury of the wrist joint. You need to get an X-ray and MRI of the wrist joint done to find out the exact cause. Avoid any movement around the wrist and use a wrist brace.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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