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Had distal radius fracture due to fall. Unbearable pain, unable to move wrist. No help with icing. Solution?

I am a 47yro female w/L distal radius fracture on 12/13/12 from a fall with my palms out reached. I was in a cast from 12/17/12 thru 1/11/13. X-ray showed a slow healing break & was placed in an immobilizer splint after cast was removed. I have been in terrible pain from beginning and still have a lot of pain. Cannot move wrist up/down or sideways without wanting to throw up from pain & all my fingers are numb & tingly. I get up every day & cry, ice the wrist & I pray for the pain to subside. Could there be something else wrong? F/U in 3 wks but I cannot take this anymore. Please help!
Asked On : Wed, 16 Jan 2013
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

At 1 mth post injury, you should not be in so much pain. In addition , the presence of numbness and tingling may a problem with the nerves that innervate the hands. Neurological injury can sometimes occur in a fracture.
I think it would be best that you see your doctor earlier than suggested for an assessment of fracture and neurological status.
You may also need stronger analgesics to help you.

I hope this helps and you feel better soon
Answered: Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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