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Fell on the palm causing it swollen, black and blue, no relief with sufficient rest. Treatment advise?

hi im a 17 year old male ive been skateboarding for a time now usually when i fall i catch myself with my hand but this 1 time i fell and land on a rock at first the palm of my hand(section below the thumb ) was just black and blue but i kept falling on it and now its swollen, black and blue and hurts when i apply pressure ive had it 4 probably 3 weeks now and i stop skate for 1 of those weeks the swelling gone down but its still black and blue and hurts.could you please tell me how to treat it
Asked On : Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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Hi there.
You are an active skateboarder and have had a fall on an outstretched hand. It has already been 3 to 4 weeks. Hematomas do take time to resolve, gradually change colour from blue black to brown and then gradually fade. Still, it would be wise if you see an orthopedician to rule out any crack fracture, or muscle tears as you have supported yourself on a rock. If this is the case, you would need rest for the hand with cast, etc which will be decided by the orthopedician.
As it is the hand we are talking about, we cant afford to ignore it. Kindly see the orthopedician and get it checked up for your speedy recovery. Take care.
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The blood clots due to injury take time to heal, as it does not heal overnight.
These are just stages of wound healing.
Considering the nature of injury, it is wise to have a radiograph done to rule out bone or joint injuries.
Ice compression can ease the swelling and the pain.

Get well soon.

Answered: Thu, 25 Oct 2012
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