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Hand swollen, hurts while lifting weights, someone grabs hand. Suggestions?

im 20 weight 195 height 5 11 its been about two weeks and my hand is still swollen from hitting someone the pain only occurs when i use to to lift weights and if i hit it on the table or someone grabs my hurt hand i end up feeling the hurt pain hand being swollen goes up and down it was big going back down then recent went back up a little ..its my right hand and i use my right hand alot since im right handed should i go get a x-ray
Asked On : Mon, 12 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for your query.

The pain that you have is likely to be due to a muscle sprain or a muscle fibers tear due to an injury or exertion. Since the pain is persistent for last couple of weeks it needs to be investigated. MRI scan is the investigation of choice to detect any such soft tissue abnormalities.
In the meanwhile, for symptomatic relief:
1. Give enough rest to your hand and arm muscle.
2. Take mild pain killers like acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
3. Stronger prescription NSAIDS with muscle relaxants may help if simple analgesics do not help.
4. Hot compresses to your hand will be useful pain relieving measure. You may apply a local analgesic gel on that area.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care
Answered: Fri, 18 Jul 2014
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